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Date Printed: 4/19/2014
Pedestal Merlot 2009
Pedestal Merlot 2009
(search item no. 120652)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $55.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast 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:

#11 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012

Rich and expressive, yet graceful, this intensely aromatic Merlot displays a wide array of mouthwatering flavors, including ripe blackberries, dark plum and baker's chocolate. Sweet tannins and a velvety texture persist across a lengthy finish.

Blend: 83% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc

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About Pedestal:

Pomerol vintner and international consultant, Michel Rolland, partners with Washington wine pioneer, Allen Shoup, to produce this limited release Merlot; one of seven wines represented in the Long Shadows Vintners collection. Long Shadows is a portfolio of wines created by internationally-acclaimed winemakers from the major wine regions of the world. Each winemaker is an owner-partner in a unique winery dedicated to producing a single wine that showcases the viticultural excellence of Washington state's Columbia Valley.