Chester-Kidder 2008

Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington

Price: $52.99
Item No. 121577
  • ST92
  • WS91
  • WE90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.7%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Inky in color with deep, dark hues, the 2008 Chester-Kidder offers exquisite black cherry and chocolate aromas and flavors with a pleasant hint of oak spice. This is a vibrant and rich wine with intense flavors of ripe blackberry that leave a lengthy impression.

Blend: 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Syrah, 6% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc

Critical Acclaim

"Bright, deep ruby-red. Expressive nose offers currant, cherry cola, graphite and dark chocolate. Silky, sexy and intense, with firm, vibrant cabernet fruit complicated by licorice and spices. Finishes lively and very long, with sweet tannins and solid structure from the cabernet, some of which spent up to 40 days on its skins."
92 Points

"Tannins grip around the edges of expressive cherry, roasted meat and herb flavors, mingling effectively on the long finish. Strikes an attractive balance and keeps singing on the finish."
91 Points

"Always the last of the Long Shadows lineup to be released, this spent 20 months in barrel and another two years in bottle. The blend remains weighted toward Cabernet Sauvignon (61%) and Syrah (29%), with small amounts of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Oaky, smoky, smooth and mouthfilling, it’s bursting with rich cassis fruit and annotated with a dash of pepper."
90 Points

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Learn 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...

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Learn About Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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