Monday, January 13, 2014

Long Shadows

54 bottles left
Winemaker Gilles Nicault of Woodward Canyon
2007 Long Shadows Chester Kidder...$37.99
Next lowest price in the U.S. on Wine-Searcher is $47.95
The 2007 Chester-Kidder Red Wine is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Syrah, 14% Petit Verdot, and 1% Cabernet Franc aged for 30 months in 100% new French oak. The winemaker is Gilles Nicault, who oversees all seven Long Shadows labels on a daily basis. Aromas of pain grille, mineral, pepper, meat, incense, violets, blueberry, and blackberry inform the nose of a dense, layered, succulent wine that will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring. This tasty offering will deliver optimum drinking from 2013 to 2023."
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 93/100 Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar
Rated 93/100 The Wine Enthusiast

33 bottles left
Winemaker Philippe Melka
Worked at Cheval Blanc, Petrus, Haut Brion, Quintessa, Bryant, and of course Melka.
2007 Long Shadows Pirouette...$37.99
Next lowest price in the U.S. on Wine-Searcher is $48.99
The 2007 Pirouette is produced by Agustin Huneeus, Sr. and Philippe Melka. It is a Bordeaux-style blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc with the balance Petit Verdot and Malbec. It was aged in 70% new French oak for 22 months. Medium purple in color, it sports an incipiently complex nose of Asian spices, incense, violets, mineral, black currant, and blackberry. This leads to a medium to full-bodied, mouth-filling wine with ample ripe tannin, excellent balance, and 4-6 years of aging potential. Drink this pleasure-bent offering from 2014 to 2027. 
Rated 93+/100 The Wine Advocate

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