2003 Long Shadows Pedestal Merlot Columbia Valley
19 Ratings
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19 Ratings
2003 Long Shadows Pedestal Merlot Columbia Valley

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2004 Vintage) Parker on the '03-- Wine Advocate #164 (Apr 2006) Pierre Rovani 94 points Drink 2006-2021 $55.00 None other than Michel Rolland, of Pomerol and flying winemaker fame, is at the helm of this Long Shadows consortium winery. A firm believer in ripe tannin and gentle winemaking to promote fruit flavors and avoid harshness or edginess, Rolland must have loved the long hang-times possible in Washington State's Columbia Valley. The 2003 Pedestal (553 cases) sports a deep nose of ripe cherries and toasty oak. Fashioned from 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit read more...Verdot, this beauty broadens on the palate to reveal lush layers of thick, silky-textured red fruits. Pure, concentrated, and medium to full-bodied, it is an engaging, hedonistic wine. Drink it over the next 12-15 years. (hide)

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Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Mar-06
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 164 on Apr-06