A very nicely balanced merlot that is drinking beautifully right now. This is a mouthful of wine--an almost chewy texture with a nice combination of forward fruit and a lingering spiciness. Very nicely structured. Sadly my last bottle of this vintage, but heck, enjoy them while we can!
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(Long Shadows Pedestal Columbia Valley) An aromatically compelling wine with fresh raspberries, coffee, spice, and dark chocolate. The palate is bold and rich with an intense blast of fruit flavors and firm but beautifully integrated tannins. About as good as it gets and should last in the cellar for decades to come. 81% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot. Taptiel, Dionysus, Weinbau, Conner Lee. Aged 22 months in French oak (85% new). 14.7% alcohol. 2,012 cases produced.
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