Red

2005 Long Shadows Wineries Merlot Pedestal

Merlot

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
Drink between 2011 - 2022 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 96

  • Winiac wrote: 91 points

    March 9, 2021 - Sweet fruit, medium to full body on the plate, and balanced. The wine has survived the time in the bottle but has not developed tertiary flavors. A straight open wine with plus integrated oak. Has the delicious factor, but not the charm.

  • drycreekwhine wrote: 89 points

    January 2, 2021 - Very nice wine and the heaviest bottle ever.

  • eszencia Likes this wine:

    November 16, 2019 - Well integrated and balanced throughout the palate. Welcoming notes of chocolate.

  • CO_Roots13 wrote: 94 points

    June 24, 2019 - Wonderful bottle! Much more refined and settled down that the bottle we drank 5 years. Picked up weight with air. I think I will probably keep my last bottle for another three to five years (if I can wait that long).

    8-19-8-9

  • AllRed wrote: 93 points

    March 16, 2019 - Popped and poured. Fairly deep color, perhaps looks a bit younger than it really is. Plum and dark fruit aromas with chocolate undertones. The palate follows the bouquet. Fairly well-integrated though there's still some slight tannic grip. Plush and velvety, with a lingering finish.

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2008, IWC Issue #141 (link)

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

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/8/2011 (link) 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

Wine Library TV

  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Washington Merlot and Twitter Tasting, Episode #833, 3/17/2010 (link) 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

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    7/4/2009 (link) 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

Garagiste

  • By Jon Rimmerman
    1/25/2008 (link)

    (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: http://www.longshadows.com/media/2005_Pedestal.pdf ONE SHIPMENT ONLY DIRECTLY FROM THE WINERY CELLAR with perfect provenance: 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: support@garagistewine.com 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. NO SALES TO RETAILERS OR WHOLESALERS Thank you, Jon Rimmerman Garagiste Seattle, WA WA5700

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Long Shadows Wineries
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation Pedestal
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Columbia Valley
  • UPC Codes 000004309178, 808755003853

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 687 (40%)
  • Consumed 1,010 (60%)

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