2016 Long Shadows Feather Cabernet Sauvignon

Producer: Long Shadows Vintners
Country/Region: United States - Washington - Columbia Valley

Napa Valley vintner, Randy Dunn, brings his artistry and expertise to Washington State to produce small quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Columbia Valley's finest vineyards. His reputation for producing world-class Cabernet spans more than four decades. After making wines at Caymus from 1975-1985, Randy established Dunn Vineyards on Howell Mountain where he continues to craft distinctive wines of high acclaim.

Tasting notes: A sophisticated wine with an impressive balance of intensity and elegance that offers generous aromas of dried rosemary, black cherries and French oak nuances. Soft and rich on the palate, yet firmly structured, the wine's dark fruit flavors glide smoothly over refined tannins that provide a long and pleasurable finish.

pH: 3.86
TA: 0.57 grams / 100ml

2016 Long Shadows Feather Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage: 2016
Grape Varietals: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
ABV: 14.9%
Aging: 22 months in 90% new Vicard French oak barrels
Serving Temp: 65-70°F
Closure: Cork
Production: 2,930 cases

Wine Making Notes:

Vineyards: Walla Walla Valley vineyards excelled under 2016’s warm growing conditions. A selection of top Walla Walla vineyards, which contribute 50% of this blend, provide the wine’s rich mid-palate and vibrant bing cherry flavors. Dionysus Vineyard Cabernet (25%) gives the wine its structure and intense fruit flavors. The balance of the blend was sourced from a selection of Randy’s favorite Columbia Valley vineyards that define Feather’s rich, ripe character year after year.

Vintage: The 2016 vintage was another hot growing season that required extra care in the vineyards. Building on the success of our canopy management program over the last few vintages, we worked with growers throughout the season to encourage growth of the canes and outside foliage to protect against the sun while opening up the fruit zone for even maturation. Warm temperatures in the fall hastened ripening, but the Columbia Valley’s cool autumn nights protected the grapes’ acidity resulting in rich and balanced wines.

Winemaking: Handpicked grapes were sorted, lightly crushed and fermented in small stainless-steel tanks. Then, at the peak of fermentation, the cap was pumped over aggressively to enhance color and structure. As fermentation neared completion, pump overs were handled more gently to further extract color and flavor without imparting harsh tannins. The finished wine was aged 22 months in all French oak barrels, 90% new.

Product Formats:

Item Number Unit Units/Case Type UPC - bottle SCC - case SRP/Unit
W0EE864065CSM 750ml 6 Glass 7 84585 01068 4 1 07 84585 01068 1 $52.00