Long Shadows Vintners

Pedestal Columbia Valley Merlot

9.1419 ratings
9.177 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

It's time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.

This is a delicious Merlot from Columbia Valley. Big bold and beautiful.

Full-bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Showing black plums, black currants, tobacco, cedar, vanilla, licorice, chocolates, spices and coffee.

Dry on the palate and very fruity.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This 5 year old will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.

Extracted and bold. Fruit forward and opulent. Tasty and delicious.

Good by itself or with food. I had it with cheeses, olives and fresh fruit, but will pair very nicely with a big piece of steak.

A blend of 75% Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Aged for 22 months in French Oak barrels.

14.9% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$65.

It's time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.

This is a delicious Merlot from Columbia Valley. Big bold and beautiful.

Full-bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Showing black plums, black currants, tobacco, cedar, vanilla, licorice, chocolates, spices and coffee.

Dry on the palate and very fruity.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This 5 year old will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.

Extracted and bold. Fruit forward and opulent. Tasty and delicious.

Good by itself or with food. I had it with cheeses, olives and fresh fruit, but will pair very nicely with a big piece of steak.

A blend of 75% Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Aged for 22 months in French Oak barrels.

14.9% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$65.

Apr 8th, 2021
"Odedi"

Time for a good Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here's a delicious one from Washington State.

Deep purple in color with a short purplish rim.

Nose of black plums, cedar, chocolates, coffee, cooked cherries, leather, light vegetables, earth, licorice, black tea, tobacco and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cherries, chocolates, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very tasty Merlot from Columbia Valley. Nicely balanced with a great mouthfeel. Another delicious wine from Michel Rolland.

Still young, but already tasty. Drinking very nicely now, and will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years.

Good by itself or with food. Good right out of the bottle, but better after an hour of airtime, as the complexity comes in. Showing nice complexity already.

Wine Enthusiast 89 points.

Tangy and interesting. A Delicious wine.

A blend of 75% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot. Aged for 22 months in (85% new) French Oak barrels.

14.9% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$65.

Time for a good Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here's a delicious one from Washington State.

Deep purple in color with a short purplish rim.

Nose of black plums, cedar, chocolates, coffee, cooked cherries, leather, light vegetables, earth, licorice, black tea, tobacco and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cherries, chocolates, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very tasty Merlot from Columbia Valley. Nicely balanced with a great mouthfeel. Another delicious wine from Michel Rolland.

Still young, but already tasty. Drinking very nicely now, and will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years.

Good by itself or with food. Good right out of the bottle, but better after an hour of airtime, as the complexity comes in. Showing nice complexity already.

Wine Enthusiast 89 points.

Tangy and interesting. A Delicious wine.

A blend of 75% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot. Aged for 22 months in (85% new) French Oak barrels.

14.9% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$65.

Dec 10th, 2020
Tobin Trevarthen

Second bottle of this vintage - six months apart. Decanted for an hour left us with a nice opening salvo. Mocha, dense cherry, soft waves of black fruit. A pleasure.

Second bottle of this vintage - six months apart. Decanted for an hour left us with a nice opening salvo. Mocha, dense cherry, soft waves of black fruit. A pleasure.

Dec 22nd, 2019
Shay A
9.4

Monthly WTF group. Theme this month was merlot. All wines tasted blind.

This was my contribution. Everyone guessed Napa. This was decanted about two hours prior to being poured and it was firing on all cylinders (I thought it would still be a little unforgiving). Large and in charge merlot. Mocha, sweet pipe tobacco, and a lot of ripe blackberry. Nutmeg and cinnamon. Rich and opulent.

Monthly WTF group. Theme this month was merlot. All wines tasted blind.

This was my contribution. Everyone guessed Napa. This was decanted about two hours prior to being poured and it was firing on all cylinders (I thought it would still be a little unforgiving). Large and in charge merlot. Mocha, sweet pipe tobacco, and a lot of ripe blackberry. Nutmeg and cinnamon. Rich and opulent.

Feb 13th, 2019
Tobin Trevarthen

Amazing color and nose. Hints of cedar and pine cone. Bold and elegant blackberry and raspberry, with Creme brûlée. One of the best wines I have had in a while.

Amazing color and nose. Hints of cedar and pine cone. Bold and elegant blackberry and raspberry, with Creme brûlée. One of the best wines I have had in a while.

Feb 3rd, 2019
Robert McCall

Well scented bouquet of cedar, dark cherry/berry, anise. Mouth coating powdery tannin grip followed by dark cherry, licorice. I would give another 2-3 years and revisit. Could be a stunner when it levels out. Solid merlot that delivers as usual.

Well scented bouquet of cedar, dark cherry/berry, anise. Mouth coating powdery tannin grip followed by dark cherry, licorice. I would give another 2-3 years and revisit. Could be a stunner when it levels out. Solid merlot that delivers as usual.

Sep 22nd, 2018
Shay A
9.3

After having the ‘15 about two weeks ago, this is more Bordeaux style. The power has mellowed out and shown more leather, cherry, blackberry and anise. Some oak here with toasted cherries and blackberry, but the finish showed some underripe blueberry. Surprisingly young but ready to drink. Drink now.

After having the ‘15 about two weeks ago, this is more Bordeaux style. The power has mellowed out and shown more leather, cherry, blackberry and anise. Some oak here with toasted cherries and blackberry, but the finish showed some underripe blueberry. Surprisingly young but ready to drink. Drink now.

Sep 15th, 2018
Shay A
9.4

A wonderful tasting put on by Classic Wine Storage featuring Long Shadows Winery. If you aren’t familiar with these wines, they are phenomenal WA state wines that are made by the likes of Randy Dunn, Phillipe Melka, Michel Rolland, John DuVall, and more.

This wine is made by Michel Rolland. Large and in charge merlot. Mocha, sweet pipe tobacco, and a lot of ripe blackberry. Nutmeg and cinnamon. Cab lovers merlot.

A wonderful tasting put on by Classic Wine Storage featuring Long Shadows Winery. If you aren’t familiar with these wines, they are phenomenal WA state wines that are made by the likes of Randy Dunn, Phillipe Melka, Michel Rolland, John DuVall, and more.

This wine is made by Michel Rolland. Large and in charge merlot. Mocha, sweet pipe tobacco, and a lot of ripe blackberry. Nutmeg and cinnamon. Cab lovers merlot.

Aug 24th, 2018
Tobin Trevarthen

Just got better throughout the evening. Cherry. Tobacco, malted chocolate.

Just got better throughout the evening. Cherry. Tobacco, malted chocolate.

Jun 16th, 2018
Kristi Calcagno

I can never resist the Pedestal. Super young and tight but life is short!

I can never resist the Pedestal. Super young and tight but life is short!

Mar 31st, 2018