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Long Shadows Wineries Pedestal Columbia Valley Merlot 2014

Ratings on Delectable

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

This wine is made in conjunction with consultant Michel Rolland. The blend is 81% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1-2% of both Petit Verdot and Malbec. It's meant to be made in a Pomerol style. On the nose; ripe, lush, sweet black currants, sweet tarry notes, black licorice, soft pepper, violets, understated mint and fresh, dark. fresh floral bouquet. The mouthfeel is stunning as are the fruits. Fresh, ripe, nearly candied, blackberries, dark cherries, notes of blueberries, black raspberries/cola, gentle spices, elegant minerals, loamy soils, liquid violets and a gorgeous, long finishing. Comparing other most quality wine prices, this a steal at $60. Photos of one of their vineyards, Gilles in the lab and a hand blown glass artwork in their tasting room.

This wine is made in conjunction with consultant Michel Rolland. The blend is 81% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1-2% of both Petit Verdot and Malbec. It's meant to be made in a Pomerol style. On the nose; ripe, lush, sweet black currants, sweet tarry notes, black licorice, soft pepper, violets, understated mint and fresh, dark. fresh floral bouquet. The mouthfeel is stunning as are the fruits. Fresh, ripe, nearly candied, blackberries, dark cherries, notes of blueberries, black raspberries/cola, gentle spices, elegant minerals, loamy soils, liquid violets and a gorgeous, long finishing. Comparing other most quality wine prices, this a steal at $60. Photos of one of their vineyards, Gilles in the lab and a hand blown glass artwork in their tasting room.

9.6

Joe Roth

Still young and rather tannic. After 60 minutes you get a feel for the future. Delicious.

Still young and rather tannic. After 60 minutes you get a feel for the future. Delicious.

9.3

Michael Seely

Lovely wine with tremendous time to spare!

Lovely wine with tremendous time to spare!

9.2

Eric S

Love the wine/love the lineup! Medium+. Great balance and acidity. Nice complexity, great price. What else is there?

Love the wine/love the lineup! Medium+. Great balance and acidity. Nice complexity, great price. What else is there?

9.4

Mark Flesher

Wonderful Merlot. Nose of wild berries and bittersweet chocolate. The entry of this wine is dark. Brambly and blackberry and baking chocolate. The middle has a chocolate covered almond character to it. Hint of herb. Finished with toasted oak and nice acidity. I am 100% sure I will not have the willpower to hold on to my other bottle of this. I can also appreciate the 95 this one scored as well. Nice, nice Columbia Valley Merlot! Rolland and merlot are an excellent combo!

Wonderful Merlot. Nose of wild berries and bittersweet chocolate. The entry of this wine is dark. Brambly and blackberry and baking chocolate. The middle has a chocolate covered almond character to it. Hint of herb. Finished with toasted oak and nice acidity. I am 100% sure I will not have the willpower to hold on to my other bottle of this. I can also appreciate the 95 this one scored as well. Nice, nice Columbia Valley Merlot! Rolland and merlot are an excellent combo!

9.4

Eric S

Merlot based blend. Great QPR at $65.

Merlot based blend. Great QPR at $65.

9.3

Skip Smyser

Getting ready for Long Shadows winemaker dinner. Fascinating project, fascinating wine. Rich and opulent. You should checkout Long Shadows!!

Getting ready for Long Shadows winemaker dinner. Fascinating project, fascinating wine. Rich and opulent. You should checkout Long Shadows!!

9.2

Location

  • 1003 4th Avenue East
    Olympia, WA 98506

  • Hours:
    Customer Service Hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm PST

    Store Hours (Curbside Pickup only): Monday - Friday 3pm - 5pm

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