Noted from a couple days ago. Still in excellent shape. Well balanced with great complexity. Near purple and opaque, nose was blueberry fruit and chocolate. Long finish. I am guessing it is still in the upward side of its apex.
Inky dark purple, black berries and iodine. Dry, tart blue and black fruit, bold fruit and body with bold and chewy tannins. Blue berries with some iodine, roast beef, not quite ripe Himalayan blackberries with substantial stemmy tannins and a bit of bitter. Plenty of time for aging left.
2 years from previous review, and a 3 point downgrade. Still amazing, but more mellow now, without the endless depth. Still amazing though...I like it a lot. Was traveling, so sort of like a road game, things didn't click as easily as at home with my own glassware, etc. Kudos though to Sebastian at Citrella in Half Moon Bay CA for taking good care of me and mine.
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(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
(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
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: http://www.longshadows.com/media/2005_Pedestal.pdf
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2005 Pedestal (Long Shadows)
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