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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2010, IWC Issue #153, (See more on Vinous...)

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

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/16/2011, (See more on 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, (See more on Washington Wine Report...) **** 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.

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  • By Jennifer Cossey, CSW
    April 30, 2011, (See more on Sommelier Journal...)

    (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

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