LONG SHADOWS Merlot 'Pedestal' 2015

Primarily sourced from the Connor Lee Vineyard, as well as the StoneTree, Weinbau and Dionysus Vineyards, the wine is a blend of 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot. This was first aged for 22 months in largely new French oak prior to bottling. A strong whiff of chocolate hits the glass with sagebrush and wonderful earthy tones rounding out the nose. The palate has a wonderful mouthfeel with a silky texture. Black tea, mocha, creme de cassis and milk chocolate flavors combine nicely in the mouth. The light tannins coat the mid-palate. A downright stunning bottling, this ‘Pedestal’ will cellar well over the next fifteen to twenty years.
94 $75 2018-2035

United States Washington Columbia Valley

O. Bargreen November, 2018  

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