Long Shadows Wineries Red Bordeaux Blend Columbia Valley Nine Hats 2008

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UNITED STATES WASHINGTON BORDEAUX BLEND Not a stock item, 3-5 days arrival

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Color: Red
Variety: Bordeaux Blend
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Long Shadows Vintners:
Long Shadows Vintners was founded in 2002 by Washington wine visionary Allen Shoup, who as President and CEO of Chateau Ste. Michelle from 1984-2000 forged internationally acclaimed winemaking partnerships with Piero Antinori (Col Solare) and Dr. Ernst Loosen (Eroica Riesling). Long Shadows Vintners now builds upon those successes by bringing an elite cadre of the world’s most celebrat... Read more
Long Shadows Vintners was founded in 2002 by Washington wine visionary Allen Shoup, who as President and CEO of Chateau Ste. Michelle from 1984-2000 forged internationally acclaimed winemaking partnerships with Piero Antinori (Col Solare) and Dr. Ernst Loosen (Eroica Riesling). Long Shadows Vintners now builds upon those successes by bringing an elite cadre of the world’s most celebrated winemakers from the finest wine regions around the globe to Washington in order to create world class wines that showcase the viticultural excellence of Washington State's Columbia Valley. Each celebrated vintner partners individually with Shoup and resident winemaker Gilles Nicault on a distinct winemaking program to produce a single “best of type” wine under a unique label. These include: Pedestal Merlot by Michel Rolland (international consultant and owner Le Bon Pasteur, Pomerol); Sequel Syrah by John Duval (formerly of Penfold’s Grange, South Australia); Poet’s Leap Riesling by Armin Diel (Schlossgut Diel, Nahe, Germany); Pirouette by Agustin Huneeus (Quintessa, Napa Valley) and Philippe Melka (Vineyard 29, Hundred Acre, Napa Valley); Chester-Kidder by Allen Shoup and Gilles Nicault (former winemaker at Woodward Canyon, Walla Walla Valley); Feather Cabernet Sauvignon by Randy Dunn (Dunn Vineyards, Napa Valley, formerly of Caymus); and Saggi by Ambrogio & Giovanni Folonari (Cabreo, Nozzole, from Chianti Classico and La Fuga, Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany). Long Shadows is named in tribute to the stature of this select group of individuals, who continue to shape the wine industry with their benchmark wines and wineries. Read less

Member Reviews for Long Shadows Wineries Red Bordeaux Blend Columbia Valley Nine Hats

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Snooth User: jtryka
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4.00 5
02/26/2012

A product of Long Shadows Winery in Walla Walla, this wine is a blend of excess wines used in their signature wine blends from nine winemakers, hence "Nine Hats." The wine itself is a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec, creating an interesting and smooth wine. The wine exhibits a deep purple color in the glass with a good structure. On the nose, it exhibits aromas of the forest, dominated by cedar, moss and tobacco with just the slightest floral hint. The taste is somewhat abrupt when compared to some of the more mature wines like the Margaux or Brunello we tasted, but on it's own, this wine holds its own. It's very fruit forward, with flavors of blackberry and cherry, with a mild acidity that holds any sweetness in check. There is a spicy undertone of pepper and herbs. The velvety tannins make for a luscious mouthfeel and a long, smooth finish. For pairings, this wine would be ideal with a grilled steak, or perhaps a classic pot roast with all the classic roasted veggies. Overall, I would rate this wine a solid 4, with room for improvement as the wine matures. The 2008 Nine Hats Columbia Valley Red Wine would make a great everyday wine, particularly given the price under $20. I bought this one in a variety pack of wines from my friends at Esquin Wine Sellers out of Seattle, so it might not be available where you live. If you have an opportunity to buy a bottle, you should certainly try it!


Snooth User: Mspips
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4.00 5
09/19/2012

My latest acquisition/focus is the Washington State "Long Shadows Vintners" 2006-08 and I was searching to complete the set with an 08 Nine Hats. I was shocked to stumble across it at Costco, but what a find. It needed a 1/2 an hr to open up...however it does not disappoint! It contains the same fruit as Long Shadows’ other wines—that happen to cost twice as much.



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