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2010 Long Shadows Vintners Collection Botrytis Riesling Poet's Leap Columbia Valley
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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2012

(from Dionysos Vineyard vines planted in 1972; made from mostly botrytized and some dehydrated grapes):  Bright yellow-gold.  Liqueur-like aromas of orange marmalade and honey.  Supple, lush and very sweet, with intense flavors of apricot, lemon, creme brulee and lavender.  This fat fruit bomb has just enough acidity to keep its sweetness from cloying.  Very clean botrytis tones here, and impressively long on the aftertaste.

92 Points | Wine Spectator
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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