"The Long Shadows Chester-Kidder is a red blend from Winemaker Gilles Nicault, who changes his blend each year. In 2012 he opted for 66% Cabernet with 23% Syrah and 11% Petit Verdot. This is focused around herbaceous aromatics, with green bell pepper, black pepper, raspberry ganache and oak. On the palate this offers a lush texture with flavors suggesting cassis, anise, black cherry and boysenberry. Today, this is very appealing, but should be even better with another year or so of bottle age. (Best 2016-2025) - OB."
- International Wine Report (July 2015), 93 pts