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Long Shadows Cymbal Sauvignon Blanc
Long Shadows Vintners
United States - Washington - Columbia Valley

Over the years, Gilles and Allen have experimented with small quantities of uniquely styled wines for their personal and family enjoyment. A few of these wines became too good not to share with their “extended family”, including the Cymbal Sauvignon Blanc.

Sauvignon Blanc from three distinct vineyards combined to give this wine its wonderful vibrancy and complex flavor profile. Gamache Vineyard (planted in 1985) is located on a gently sloping hillside in close proximity to the Columbia River. The site benefits from the cooling effect of the river to give the wine fresh acidity. Boushey Vineyard also contributes liveliness and lemongrass character. Bacchus Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc (planted in 1972) is a warmer site, producing a riper style wine that provides a distinct passion fruit character to the finished blend.

Tasting notes: Wonderfully vibrant and aromatic, with notes of lemongrass, passion fruit and a hint of honeysuckle. Flavors of mango, fresh herbs and white peach, come together seamlessly across a textured palate and lengthy finish.

Specifications
Appellation
Columbia Valley
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Vinification
Handpicked grapes were gently whole-cluster pressed to ensure bright aromatics. After settling for two days, the clean juice was moved to one of four fermentation vessels where it remained for
six months before blending. A combination of cement egg and stainless-steel drums were used to preserve the wine’s liveliness and minerality. New (21%) and neutral (60%) French oak barrels were also used to enhance mouthfeel and complexity in the finished wine.
Production
1,065 (9-liter cases)

Reviews and News

2020 Long Shadows Cymbal Sauvignon Blanc - 92 PTS - WS

2020 Long Shadows Cymbal Sauvignon Blanc - 92 PTS - WS

wine spectator 92 pts"A lovely white, delicate yet vibrant, with an array of lemongrass, lime and stony mineral flavors that finish on a vivid note. Drink now. 816 cases made. - TF"

- Wine Spectator (Web only 2022), 92 pts

Producer Information: Long Shadows Vintners

Long Shadows Vintners is a collection of elite Washington State wineries comprised of internationally acclaimed winemakers from major wine regions around the world. Founded by Washington wine pioneer Allen Shoup ...
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