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Date Printed: 9/2/2014
Pedestal Merlot 2008
Pedestal Merlot 2008
(search item no. 117429)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $55.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 96 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 95 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Vibrant flavors of fresh blackberries, currants and ripe red fruits are framed by notes of toasted oak and bittersweet chocolate. Dark and rich with great concentration, texture and a hint of baking spice that weaves through nuances of fresh huckleberry pie that linger on the finish.
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About Pedestal:

Michel Rolland crafts wines for many of the world’s most famous wineries, but his roots come from Pomerol, home to Bordeaux’s finest Merlots. In partnership with Washington wine visionary Allen Shoup, Michel has created a Columbia Valley Merlot that exemplifies the complexity and concentration of flavors for which his wines are internationally known. Pedestal is one of six distinct red wines from the Long Shadows Vintners collection.

An intense, fruit-forward wine, bursting with fresh blueberries, ripe plum, cedar and spice. Good concentration in the wine adds to its pleasing mouth feel; balanced acidity enhances its appeal. Supple tannins are well-integrated on the entry, across the mid-palate and throughout a long, layered finish.