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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2008, IWC Issue #141, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Long Shadows Vintners Collection Merlot Pedestal Columbia Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/8/2011, (See more on 92 points

    (Long Shadows Wineries Merlot Pedestal) Very dark red violet color; tart plum, berry nose; tight yet, rich, tart berry, tart black fruit palate; needs 2 years yet; medium-plus finish 92+ points

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  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Washington Merlot and Twitter Tasting, Episode #833, 3/17/2010, (See more on Wine Library TV...) 90 points

    (Long Shadows Pedestal Merlot) #2; COLOR-dark; NOSE-a little cranberry that I like quite a bit; subtle nose; really nice; hot chocolate powder as well; PALATE-very focused fruit; very dark; a lot of plums on the attack and a little prune juice on the mid-palate which I like quite a bit; comes together nicely; sour cherries on the back-end; good complexity; a little chalkiness; good full bodied structure and weight; well made with good complexities throughout, although a little expensive; JM-94; GV-90

  • By Richard Jennings
    7/4/2009, (See more on 92 points

    (Long Shadows Wineries Merlot Pedestal) Dark red violet color with pale meniscus; nice plum, roasted plum and black fruit nose; tight, ripe plum, tart red fruit, berry, black fruit palate with integrated vanilla oak; medium-plus finish


  • By Jon Rimmerman
    1/25/2008, (See more on Garagiste...)

    (Pedestal) 2005 Pedestal

    Dear Friends,

    The “Petrus of Long Shadows” is back and this year’s version is, well, it’s a 2005.

    I’m running at the moment so you will have to look over the dossier from the winery below - despite a large price increase from 2004 to 2005 (I’ve heard rumors of $75 for the 2005), I think most of you will agree the new Pedestal justifies the tarrif. This wine competes with the blackest and most regal 2005 Right Bank wines with the style and ripeness of the West Coast - all with the high-latitude sunshine and heating degree hours of Washington State that cannot be duplicated in California.

    Here is the winery info:


    2005 Pedestal (Long Shadows)

    FIRST COME FIRST SERVED at this price up to 6/person until we run out

    This wine arrives with impeccable provenance at some point in 2-3 weeks. It will ship during the upcoming spring shipping season.

    Out of state orders will be held for free under ideal storage conditions (56 degrees/70%humidity) until shipping is possible. Locals may pick up at their leisure.

    For current local pick up and arrival/ship information, please see your OARS link below (at the bottom of this offer) - don’t know how to access your OARS? Simply click the link and see your account. You can also paste the link into your browser. If you are having trouble with your link or your account, please contact:

    THE WEB SITE WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATED IN THE “ARRIVALS” SECTION as all of the information will be personally stored in your OARS account.


    Thank you,

    Jon Rimmerman
    Seattle, WA


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