Red

2007 Long Shadows Wineries Merlot Pedestal

Merlot

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 66

  • bullmrkt wrote: (80 points)

    November 7, 2017 - I had hopes time would be kind to this one, but as a friend has said before, no amount of time will fix a mediocre wine. Since nothing has changed, I’ll repost my Feb 2, 2014 note:

    “I found this rather disappointing. Both the nose and palate seemed to be closed, one-dimensional, and dominated by oak, alcohol, and nondescript dark fruit. A big "meh" from me, hopefully my remaining bottles are different.”

  • ScottSherry Likes this wine: (90 points)

    October 28, 2017 - Very balanced for a 10 year old vintage of a merlot. It was very pleasant drinking. Went very well with our pasta e fagioli.

  • louisl wrote:

    October 25, 2017 - Nice fruit and acidity, but tannins still a bit harsh. Probably wait a couple years for the next one.

  • mlawren1 wrote: (88 points)

    September 30, 2017 - Nice typical Merlot but not a great wine.

  • iamandyc Does not like this wine: (86 points)

    July 13, 2017 - Really sad to see that my bottle didn't measure up to the high CT and critics scores. My bottle was very unbalanced with grainy, dusty, edgy tannins spoiling the nice merlot (typical USA) fruit. Somewhat better on 2nd day but it never came around. Oh well, can't win 'em all.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2010, IWC Issue #153 (link)

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

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/16/2011 (link) 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 (link) **** 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.

Sommelier Journal

  • By Jennifer Cossey, CSW
    April 30, 2011 (link)

    (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

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • 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 098803011002, 808755003853

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 5 (0%)
  • In Cellars 856 (49%)
  • Consumed 870 (50%)

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With Genucci's Pizza

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