Pedestal (Long Shadows) Merlot 2015 (Columbia Valley, Washington) - [RP 94] [JS 94] [AG 93] [WE 92]

(Long Shadows) Merlot 2015
(Columbia Valley, Washington) - [RP 94] [JS 94] [AG 93] [WE 92]

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Notes from the Winemaker:
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.

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2015 Pedestal Merlot is a rich, dramatic wine that wafts from the glass with aromas of black cherries, crème de cassis, cigar tobacco and mocha. On the palate, it's broad, full-bodied and lavish, with ripe, generously oak-inflected flavors and an ample core of fruit, structured by fine-grained but youthfully chewy tannins, concluding with a sweet, spicy and somewhat heady finish. The most exotic and expressive wine in the Long Shadows range, it's crafted by Michel Rolland." - William Kelley (Jun 2018)

94 Points - James Suckling:
"A very vivid and pure red with aromas of blackberries and blueberries. Hints of violets and licorice, too. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Shows tension and focus. Give it two or three years to soften. Drink in 2020 and beyond." (May 2018)

93 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"Bright red-ruby. Deep Pomerol-like aromas of red berries, plum, toffee and meat; the least oaky Pedestal to date? Plump, savory, rich wine with a restrained sweetness and even a bit of medicinal reserve to its broad plum and berry flavors. This very fleshy wine is fatter and better balanced than the 2014 version, with a more subtle oak element. Finishes wonderfully horizontal and long, with sweet tannins coating the front teeth and incisors. (15.4% alcohol) - Stephen Tanzer (Nov 2018)

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"High-toned exotic spice, dark raspberry and barrel aromas are followed by focused, supremely rich fruit flavors that lead to a warm finish. Firm tannins provide support. For those who question if Merlot can be a serious wine, this is your answer." - SS (10/1/2018)