2014 Long Shadows Winery ‘Pedestal’ Merlot
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale $54.94 (reg. $64.94)
The common denominator in some of the world's most sought after and highly rated wines (i.e. Pavie, Harlan, Ornellaia) is working with Long Shadows in Washington State to produce a magical Right Bank-inspired Merlot blend!
Long Shadows is a supergroup style winery, bringing in a cadre of world-famous winemakers to Washington to create their own personal expressions with local material. For their limited release ‘Pedestal’ they brought in arguably the most famous winemaker in France, Michel Rolland, whose Bordeaux offerings regularly get top praise from critics. Rolland’s ‘Pedestal’ Merlot is a worthy addition to his CV, and a just plain delicious Merlot, described by Wine Enthusiast as “a big, bold interpretation.” You aren’t going to want to miss this!
Michel Rolland has had a hand in some of the most highly sought-after wines in the world, in some cases reviving wineries from has-been status to cult collectible. This delicious red blend has a superb track record with ten 94-point or higher scores from the Wine Advocate over the past 12 vintages and the 2014 is another success. Jeb Dunnuck describes it as a “knockout Merlot” with a “voluptuous and incredibly sexy style.”
The ‘Pedestal’ also has a healthy portion of 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, which combined with the temperate Red Mountain climate, provides serious structure that promises over a decade of evolution. Load up today and treat yourself for years to come! Cheers!