Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews. Learn more.Manage Subscriptions
2007 Long Shadows Wineries Merlot Pedestal
- Columbia Valley
Community Tasting Notes 56
TallMikeWine Likes this wine: (91 points)
December 8, 2016 - Might be in a bit of a closed off cycle. Delicious, but muted compared to some of the LS Pedestals I've had. True "cab drinkers" style Merlot. But as I said, not quite as "over the top" as I was expecting. Still great fruit (red, blue) and cocoa, and later with more baking spices. This oughta hold into the next decade (is it really almost 2020???). Keep it safe for now, maybe try it again in a year.
jrglm Likes this wine: (93 points)
April 16, 2016 - This might be my favorite vintage so far. Fantastic wine, drinking beautifully right now.1 person found this helpful Comment
April 5, 2016 - CellarTrack indicates this wine is at about the end of its expected life. I have opened two bottles recently and both were in great condition and the wine was very enjoyable. It has a good balance of deep, rich mature fruit and tannins. I expect this wine will keep several more years but it is very nice right now.
Tannic Monster Likes this wine: (90 points)
April 2, 2016 - Pleasing nose of cherry, vanilla, leather, and red licorice. On the palate: silky mouth feel with dried berries, essence of Dr. Pepper, with a pomegranate finish.
Stevethebeav Likes this wine: (93 points)
August 4, 2015 - Really enjoyed this with a Lamb shank with balsamic demi glaze. Rose pedal and berry nose. Raspberry and mocha on the palate with a slight bit of smokey, toasty oak giving way to vanilla and grape marmalade finish. texture is smooth and inviting with very fine tannins. As I've said before, this guy knows how to get the most out of merlot.1 person found this helpful Comment
Pro Reviews 4
By Stephen Tanzer
November/December 2010, IWC Issue #153 (link)
(Long Shadows Vintners Collection Merlot Pedestal Columbia Valley) Subscribe to see review text.
By Richard Jennings
9/16/2011 (link) 92 points
(Long Shadows Wineries Merlot Pedestal) Very dark red violet color; milk chocolate, berry, raspberry nose; plush, milk chocolate, plum, ripe berry palate with fine grained, sweet tannins; needs 2 years; medium-plus finish 92+ points (75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot)
Washington Wine Report
By Sean Sullivan
5/11/2011 (link) **** 1/2 points
(Long Shadows Pedestal Merlot Columbia Valley) Very dark in color. Abundant stewed raspberries, dark chocolate, and cigar box along with whiffs of anise. Rich and lush with silky fruit flavors, a creamy texture, and a firm grip on tannins. A lingering, fruit filled finish with a lick of cranberry. This is far from a shy wine and leans to the right side of hedonism. Needs some additional time to show its best. 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot. Taptiel, Conner Lee, Dionysus, The Benches, and Weinbau vineyards. 14.7% alcohol. 2,005 cases produced. Sample provided by winery.
By Jennifer Cossey, CSW
April 30, 2011 (link)
(Long Shadows Wineries Pedestal Merlot) 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot. Lush and opulent blueberry, mulberry, and boysenberry scents marry with violets and cocoa, offset by dried herbs, rich spices, and vanilla. Mocha, black cherry, currant, and licorice flow together on the palate and linger beautifully on the finish. 2,005 cases made.
Winery Spotlight: Long Shadows Winery
- Vintage 2007
- Type Red
- Producer Long Shadows Wineries
- Varietal Merlot
- Designation Pedestal
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region Washington
- SubRegion Columbia Valley
- Appellation Columbia Valley
- UPC Codes 098803011002, 808755003853
- Pending Delivery 5 (0%)
- In Cellars 917 (54%)
- Consumed 773 (46%)
Who Likes This Wine
More About This Wine