2013 Long Shadows Pedestal Merlot

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

Michel Rolland, Pomerol vintner and consultant to many of the world's top wineries, teamed with Washington State wine visionary Allen Shoup to produce this limited release wine.

Vineyards: As has been the case since Pedestal's debut in 2003, Conner Lee Vineyards Merlot plays a dominant role in crafting a dark, rich wine of uncommon character. Candy Mountain Merlot enhances the wine's complexity. Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, from Taptiel Vineyards, builds richness and structure. Dionysus Vineyard Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc give the wine its vibrant character.

Tasting Notes: With its intense color and inviting aromas of dark berries, licorice, baking spice and a hint of smoke, Pedestal is a bold wine that leaves a lasting impression. Dark fruit flavors integrated with sweetness from the barrel and richness from the tannins come together seamlessly, lingering across a structured mid-palate and lengthy finish.

2013 Long Shadows Pedestal Merlot

Vintage: 2013
Grape Varietals: 81% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot
ABV: 15.1%
Aging: 22 months in 85% new French oak barrels
Serving Temp: 65-70°F
Closure: Cork
Production: 23,964 bottles

Wine Making Notes:

Winemaking: Hand-harvested grapes were double-sorted to remove green material that might impart harsh tannins, then most of the lots were cold soaked to build richness and flavor before undergoing whole-berry fermentation in 55L upright French wood tanks. This, combined with gentle pump-overs throughout fermentation, enhanced the wine’s color, texture and mouthfeel. The finished wine was aged 22 months in 85% new French oak barrels.

Alcohol: 15.1%
pH: 3.80
TA: 0.56

Product Formats:

Item Number Unit Units/Case Type UPC - bottle SCC - case SRP/Unit
W0EE864055MRM 750ml 6 Glass 7 84585 01069 1 1 07 84585 01069 8 $69.00