Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of smoke, black cherries, black berries and a bit of pepper. Flavors of black cherries, black berries and raspberries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold.
Lovely nose, full of dark fruit, potpourri, and spice. Soft, full, and elegant on the palate, with blackberry and spice. Fine tannins lead into a lingering, lengthy finish, that ends with a slight bitter note.
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(Long Shadows Chester-Kidder Red Wine Columbia Valley) An intriguing, somewhat subdued aroma profile with brambly berries, black cherry, tobacco and a dusting of chocolate. In contrast, the palate is rich, thick, and lush with tart, tangy fruit flavors and a lingering finish. 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Syrah, 10% Petit Verdot, and 9% Cabernet Franc. Red Mountain, Candy Mountain, Stillwater Creek, 27 Benches, and Weinbau vineyards. Aged 30 months in tight-grained French oak and a limited amount of Hungarian. 14.9% alcohol. 1,689 cases produced. Sample provided by winery.
(Long Shadows Chester-Kidder Columbia Valley) Clove, spice, and aniseed accent rich, dark fruit. A plush wine that has just a trace of sharpness that runs through the palate. The finish hangs. Will be an excellent wine. 44% Cabernet; 37% Syrah; 9% Cab Franc; 9% Petit Verdot; 5% Merlot. To be bottled in March 2009.
(Long Shadows Wineries Chester-Kidder) 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Syrah, 10% Petit Verdot, 9% Cabernet Franc. Aromas of blackberry, plum, and blueberry come together seamlessly with savory spices, herbs, and vanilla. More dark fruits and highlights of raspberry mingle on the palate. The long and luscious finish gives rise to touches of black pepper and rose petal. 1,689 cases made. Winery Spotlight: Long Shadows Winery
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