Long Shadows Winery
2005 Chester-Kidder
 

Chester-Kidder 2005 - Wine Advocate

 "Opaque purple-colored, it reveals an alluring nose of brooding black fruit, pencil lead, mineral, and spice box. Round and ripe on the palate, it borders on opulence while concealing enough tannin to support another 6-8 years of cellaring. The sweet, savory fruit carries through into the lenghty finish." 

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Chester-Kidder 2005 - Stephen Tanzer's Intl. Wine Cellar

 "Surprisingly expressive on teh nose in light of the recent bottling, offering cassis, sappy spices, expresso, black pepper and wisteria. ense, sweet and spicy, displaying an uncanny combinationi of fleshiness and vibrancy. Appears to gain in breadth and thickness toward the back, finishing with fine, palate-saturating tannings and lingering flavors of cassis and minerals."

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Chester-Kidder 2005 - Wine Enthusiast

 "Velvety and supple, this is a modulated mix of bright, sassy, blackberry and currant fruit, spiced up with the peppery highlights of Syrah. Vanilla and espresso streaks enhance the finish."

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