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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Chester-Kidder  2007
Chester-Kidder 2007
(search item no. 115810)
collectible wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2007 Chester-Kidder offers rich aromas and flavors of black cherries, violets and dark chocolate complimented by nuances of cedar and spice. Deep crimson-colored it balances concentration with elegance and a vibrant mouth feel that gains complexity across the mid-palate and leaves an impression of spicy fruits across a long, silky finish.
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Additional wines from Chester-Kidder:

  • 2010 (search item no. 131001)

About Chester-Kidder:

Gilles Nicault brings his French winemaking talents to this New World blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and other classic red Bordeaux varieties. Chester-Kidder is one of six distinct red wines from the Long Shadows Vintners collection.

Aromas of dried figs and cocoa powder, along with hints of tamarind and toasty oak are followed by intense violet and blueberry jam flavors beautifully integrated around a spicy core.

French-born and trained winemaker Gilles Nicault has been making wine in the Columbia Valley since 1994. He continues to marvel at the growing region’s remarkable ability to produce wines that are both approachable and beautifully age-worthy due to the fruit’s balance and intensity. Styled to capture the complexity of the growing region, Chester-Kidder is aged for an average of 30 months in tight-grained French oak which allows the fruit to fully integrate prior to bottling.

The back bone of this wine is Cabernet Sauvignon from Red Mountain and nearby Candy Mountain. Its deepness and darkness is Syrah from our estate’s Benches Vineyards at Wallula in Horse Heaven Hills.