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2018 Long Shadows Poet's Leap Riesling

ITEM 8390487 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at retail; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
3 $15
Item Sold Amount Date
I8402729 3 $15 Aug 28, 2022
I8351125 2 $20 Jul 31, 2022
I8336594 1 $20 Jul 24, 2022
I8161777 4 $15 Apr 3, 2022
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RATINGS

91Vinous / IWC

Subtle stone fruits, orange zest and ginger on the bracing nose...fresh aromas of lime, saffron and resiny herbs, and on the palate was dense but juicy, with ginger and medicinal herb notes...

91Wine Enthusiast

Vibrant aromas of pear, flowers, Meyer lemon and herb are followed by off-dry drinking, medium-bodied Nestea iced tea flavors. Vibrant acidity backs it up, heightening the interest.

90Jeb Dunnuck

...notes of sugared green apple, sappy herbs, mint, and hints of minerality. Medium-bodied, off-dry, and beautifully balanced, with a vibrant finish...

PRODUCER

Long Shadows

Long Shadows is a portfolio of Washington State wineries that each produce premium wines under the Long Shadows umbrella. It was founded in 2002 by Allen Shoup, one of the founders of the Washington wine industry. Shoup spent 17 years as CEO of Chateau Ste. Michelle, Washington’s largest winery, where he was instrumental in bringing recognition to the state’s wines. Long Shadows sources grapes from vineyards through Eastern Washington, some owned by the Long Shadows partners, which besides Shoup include nine renowned winemakers each responsible for one or more of Long Shadows’ wines. The wines are are mostly Cabernet or Syrah based reds, though there is also a Riesling. The idea is, according to Shoup, that each winemaker will make a Columbia Valley wine that represents the “best of its type.”

REGION

United States, Washington, Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley AVA is larger than some states. At 18,000 square miles, or 11 million acres, the appellation covers almost half of Washington State and a small part of Oregon on the south side of the Columbia River. Established in 1984, Columbia Valley contains numerous sub appellations within its boundaries, including Yakima Valley AVA and Walla Walla AVA, both large and important wine districts. Columbia Valley AVA, generally called the Columbia Basin by Pacific Northwesterners, is in the Columbia River Plateau, and the AVA also includes a section of northeastern Oregon. There are dozens of microclimates within this appellation of about 7,000 vineyard acres. Many kinds of grapes are grown in the Columbia Valley, though the principal grapes planted are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling, Syrah, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc. Eastern Washington experiences very hot summers and cold winters, and the northern latitude means that Washington vineyards receive several more hours of sun in the summer than California vineyards. Grapes in Washington therefore have time to develop significant tannins and overall ripeness.

TYPE

White Wine, Riesling

This white variety originated in Germany. It’s known for its strong flowery aromas and high acidity. Please note Rieslings can have dramatic differences as the grape can be used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling wines.