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88 Points

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - I am a huge Long Shadows fan and have several bottles of Piroutte, Feather and Chester-Kidder in my cellar but wasn't overwhelmed with this bottle. Make no mistake it is well made and pleasant to drink but didn't blow me away like other vintages of Chester-Kidder have in the past. The nose is typical of Washington cab and was noticable despite the competing scents of charred and roasted meat at the restaurant. The medium to full bodied wine features dark under-ripened blue fruit on the palate with a nice blueberry lollipop finish. I was surprised that this wine still needed a 40 minute decant to come into it's own which suggest it is safe to cellar a little while longer. Cheers!

(2 x Half bottles at BLT@$40.00/each)

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