Red

2006 Long Shadows Wineries Cabernet Sauvignon Feather

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 67

  • mlawren1 wrote: 92 points

    September 22, 2019 - Smooth and velvety with plums and cherries. Drinking well.

  • eszencia Likes this wine:

    August 10, 2019 - The nose identified the usual suspects of dark fruit, smoke box, saddle, spice and a hint of vanilla. The fruit has moved secondary on the palate, and now has over reliance on the acid structure.

  • thebonnydooner wrote: 92 points

    June 8, 2019 - Another excellent showing. Deep, dark and sweet fruit, complex currant and black plum fruit. Delicious.

  • CO_Roots13 wrote: 93 points

    June 6, 2019 - Drinking very well. I would say it’s in the prime drinking window. Decently expressive nose. Smokey and earthy with an undercurrent of black cherry and cedar. Round and nicely resolved tannins. Nice lingering finish that gains weight with time.

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  • Neecies Likes this wine: 94 points

    April 30, 2019 - Took to J&A's. Sweet dark fruit and leather very much like the 04 Abeja but with more iron-rich minerality. A splendid showing.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2009, IWC Issue #147 (link)

    (Long Shadows Vintners Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Feather Columbia Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/16/2011 (link) 91 points

    (Long Shadows Wineries Cabernet Sauvignon Feather) Very dark red violet color; oak, mocha, roasted plum nose; roasted plum, currant, oak, mocha palate, like a modern-style Bordeaux; medium-plus finish

Garagiste

  • By Jon Rimmerman
    11/12/2009 (link)

    (Feather) Box Dear Friends, Long Shadows has received a heap of critical praise lately, mostly for their top 2005 and 2006 portfolio, and we've been offered a few limited wood boxes of the Vintner's Collection (2006) - almost all of these were offered as "winery only" packs but a few have been handed around to retail in the immediate area (as far as I know, none of the packs made it outside of the NW - the winery is already completely sold out of all the 2006's so this is the last of the vintage - they are moving on to 2007 for the red wines). This is a great way to get a feel for this detailed and modern Washington State winery at a price that is below market for each item. Long Shadows has the highest aspirations for all of their wines and they will not be satisfied until their stable is considered the best of its type in the US. Considering the recent acclaim and relative obscurity of these 6-packs, this is a bargain at the mid-upper end (today's Tanzer will only add fuel to the fire - none of the wines in the portfolio received less than 90pts). A wood box was specially made for this set - it is handsomely etched and would be a terrific gift for someone special that enjoys the finest high-impact/fussed over domestic wines. Inside each pack you will receive: 1 - 2006 Pirouette 1 - 2006 Feather 1 - 2006 Pedestal 1 - 2006 Sequel 1 - 2006 Saggi 1 - 2005 Chester-Kidder (CK is always released late, thus the 2005, which was a behemoth vintage in Twice Walla) This is a one-time offer - the winery is giving us approximately 14 hours from now (seriously - 9:00am tomorrow) to take possession of the lot or they are going into their library for release a decade down the road: Long Shadows Vintner's Collection LIMITED wood 6-pack (focus: 2006) Thank you, Jon Rimmerman Garagiste Seattle, WA WA9970

  • By Jon Rimmerman
    7/31/2009 (link)

    (Feather) Feather Dear Friends, The word on the street is that this is Randy Dunn's best wine in years and it's supposedly one of the finest Long Shadows entrants to date. While most assumed 2005 would provide that material, in true Dunn fashion, his 2005 Feather may actually be too tannic (behind the wall of grapey fruit). The 2006, by contrast, pulls more from the soul - it is more about a complete picture and a balanced whole rather than just the rugged mountain tannins and gritty fruit that Randy has made a signature throughout his storied career. If the winery is correct, the 2006 Feather will be their most admired wine since they began assembling their contingent of winemakers from around the world seven years ago. Not only is this wine 100% Cabernet Sauvignon (something that has become a relative rarity in a Cabernet world full of dollops of this and that) but its sifted style sets it apart form past years - instead of a rough and tumble "wild west" character, the 2006 Feather has more sultry Cabernet fruit with loads of cashmere tannin in reserve. The potential and material has always been there for past vintages of this wine but, if you add a touch of the understated and a dash of breed to the pedigree, you are in for something top-flight. While the 2006 Feather has the very highest aspirations, its strength lies in its desire to underwhelm rather than overwhelm. Don't get the wrong idea - the wine is certainly at no loss of deep-toned fruit, it is simply not as blueberry obvious as some of the past examples from this winery. The combination of a more even-keeled vintage and a lighter tannic approach married to a dense mouthful of noble Cabernet should make the yin-yang of the 2006 Feather very appealing to those searching for a feminine/masculine rendition of the king of grapes. In my opinion, this wine would be an excellent blind tasting candidate for a Napa/Sonoma Cabernet retrospective 10 years from now. The other bonus is that the price is down slightly on the 2006 which makes the Feather somewhat moderate in price (well, moderate by domestic standards). For more information on this wine, please see: http://www.longshadows.com/wineries/feather.aspx This parcel is directly from the winery cellar with perfect provenance: 2006 Feather (Cabernet Sauvignon) Long Shadows 2006 Feather (Cabernet Sauvignon) Long Shadows 1.5 lt EXTREMELY LIMITED (Yes, the magnums are slightly more than 2 x 750ml but they are quite rare - only a dozen or so were distributed to retail in the US, literally one by one, and I believe they are completely sold out at the winery) Thank you, Jon Rimmerman Garagiste Seattle, WA WA9880 WA9870

Washington Wine Report

  • By Sean Sullivan
    7/23/2009 (link) **** points

    (Long Shadows Feather Columbia Valley) An exuberant nose with spice and anise. Chalky tannins and a long finish. A bit of a dip in the middle is all that holds this wine back. 100% Cabernet. Primary blend Horse Heaven Hills (32%); Stillwater Creek (23%); Wahluke Slope (19%). Remaining percentage a variety of vineyards and AVAs. 14.2% alcohol. 2,238 cases produced.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Long Shadows Wineries
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Feather
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Columbia Valley
  • UPC Code 098803011002

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  • In Cellars 779 (45%)
  • Consumed 948 (55%)

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