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2007 Long Shadows "Pedestal" Columbia Valley Merlot

SKU #1178393 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2007 Pedestal Merlot is the project of Michel Rolland. This latest release is composed of 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot aged for 20 months in 80% new French oak. It reveals a fragrant nose of sandalwood, incense, sage, cinnamon, black cherry, and black currant. Elegant on the palate despite its ample size, it is loaded with succulent fruit set off by enough ripe tannin to support an additional 3-4 years of cellaring. (JM) Inner quote mark (8/2010)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Sweet aromas of raspberry, redcurrant and flowers. Plump, ripe and dry, with a pliant, layered texture to the flavors of raspberry, chocolate, tobacco and loam. Very merlot. I like the combination of sweet mid-palate fruit and the classically dry, broad finish. (ST) Inner quote mark (11/2010)

92 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark The ripeness and heat are immediately noticeable in the liquorous nose. Supple and smooth in the mouth, it shows a blend of pretty purple fruits and polished tannins, layered with barrel flavors emphasizing espresso and strong toast. Classic Michel Rolland, inviting and generous. (PG) Inner quote mark (12/2010)

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