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Long Shadows Wineries Poet's Leap Columbia Valley Riesling 2015

Ratings on Delectable

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

If you haven’t explored Washington wines, you need to visit Walla Walla. They are making incredible wines that compete with any region in the world without exploiting your wallet. Their prices will rise in time as the demand grows but, for now, they are outstanding wines at reasonable prices. One of their best producers is Long Shadows. Gilles Nicault is their talented Wine Director who is a French transplant. He works with several consultants who all work on one wine each. World famous; Michel Rolland, Randy Dunn and JohnDuvall who made Penfold’s for 29 years. I paired their Riesling with my grilled pork chop; which is largely based on the recipe from Mustards Restaurant in Napa Valley. 14 ingredients go into the two day marinade. It is perhaps one of the best food & wine parings I’ve had. Photos of, the outside fire at Long Shadows, their beautiful tasting room with lots of hand blown glass the grilled pork chop, rosemary potatoes and grilled zucchini from our garden.

If you haven’t explored Washington wines, you need to visit Walla Walla. They are making incredible wines that compete with any region in the world without exploiting your wallet. Their prices will rise in time as the demand grows but, for now, they are outstanding wines at reasonable prices. One of their best producers is Long Shadows. Gilles Nicault is their talented Wine Director who is a French transplant. He works with several consultants who all work on one wine each. World famous; Michel Rolland, Randy Dunn and JohnDuvall who made Penfold’s for 29 years. I paired their Riesling with my grilled pork chop; which is largely based on the recipe from Mustards Restaurant in Napa Valley. 14 ingredients go into the two day marinade. It is perhaps one of the best food & wine parings I’ve had. Photos of, the outside fire at Long Shadows, their beautiful tasting room with lots of hand blown glass the grilled pork chop, rosemary potatoes and grilled zucchini from our garden.

9.1

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

On the nose, creamy lemons, lime, green apple, pear no skin, notes of honey, green melon and yellow lilies. It's a stunner at first entry. Fresh, delicate and beautiful. Ripe round fruits of; lemon, lime, green apple, pineapple flesh, green melon, pear, white peach, notes of honey, amazing richness, round, lush, thick, elegant and beautiful. All day. Photos of; the tasting room and blown glass chandelier, the staff busy doing packaging and us barrel tasting with their Director of Winemaking & Viticulture, Gilles Nicault. Really nice Riesling for $20.

On the nose, creamy lemons, lime, green apple, pear no skin, notes of honey, green melon and yellow lilies. It's a stunner at first entry. Fresh, delicate and beautiful. Ripe round fruits of; lemon, lime, green apple, pineapple flesh, green melon, pear, white peach, notes of honey, amazing richness, round, lush, thick, elegant and beautiful. All day. Photos of; the tasting room and blown glass chandelier, the staff busy doing packaging and us barrel tasting with their Director of Winemaking & Viticulture, Gilles Nicault. Really nice Riesling for $20.

9.3

Rick Baumgarten Delectable Pro

One of the best Rieslings I've had from anywhere. Just 1.2% RS. I'd rate it 92.

One of the best Rieslings I've had from anywhere. Just 1.2% RS. I'd rate it 92.

9.2

Elizabeth Rice Delectable Pro

From my favorite Washington winery, Long Shadows Vintners. Fresh citrus fruit with a rich core. Almost feels like a Viognier but with healthy acidity. Delicious on a windy cool evening on a hotel boat in Sacramento :)

From my favorite Washington winery, Long Shadows Vintners. Fresh citrus fruit with a rich core. Almost feels like a Viognier but with healthy acidity. Delicious on a windy cool evening on a hotel boat in Sacramento :)

9.0

Tom Inners Delectable Pro

I really liked this wine Day 2. A good showing from our Washington friends

I really liked this wine Day 2. A good showing from our Washington friends

Marita Y

good for a Riesling

good for a Riesling

8.6

Sarah Milsow-Guenther

This held up over the years. Nice start to the night last night.

This held up over the years. Nice start to the night last night.

9.0

Mark LeBeau

A drinkable Riesling. Had a half bottle with nut crusted Mahi Mahi. It was a fantastic pairing. Some tartness, balances however. Nice wine!

A drinkable Riesling. Had a half bottle with nut crusted Mahi Mahi. It was a fantastic pairing. Some tartness, balances however. Nice wine!

9.2

Jeremy Buss

Modest rating for me only because this was a bit sweeter than i prefer In Riesling. Still had crisp apple and some citrus that was enjoyable.

Modest rating for me only because this was a bit sweeter than i prefer In Riesling. Still had crisp apple and some citrus that was enjoyable.

8.2

Richard Haynes

Year after year top notch #columbiavalley #Riesling

Year after year top notch #columbiavalley #Riesling

9.3

Location

  • 1003 4th Avenue East
    Olympia, WA 98506

  • Hours:
    Customer Service Hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm PST

    Store Hours (Curbside Pickup only): Monday - Friday 3pm - 5pm

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