2005 2005 Poet's Leap
- Winemaker Gilles Nicualt
- Appellation Columbia Valley
- Varietal Riesling
Editors' Choice, #19 ranking in "Top 100 Wines of 2009". Old-vine Riesling from Dionysus and Weinbau form the core of the wine, which is immaculate, rich and generous. The fruits sound like a country fair in summer - melon, stone fruits, citrus, honey - and the mix of residual sugar and racy acids is thrillingly on target.
This bottling almost resembles Pinot Gris at first pass, its wheaty scents mingling with a heady aroma of white peach: those peach flavors explode on the palate, a seductive intensity that’s held in check with a thrilling line of acidity.