Long Shadows Winery
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2012 Feather


 

Feather 2012 - Wine Advocate

"Up there with the Pedestal release in terms of quality, the 2012 Feather Cabernet Sauvignon is made by Randy Dunn of Dunn Vineyards in Napa Valley. It offers sensational notes of sweet black cherry and cassis fruit, tobacco leaf, graphite and lead pencil shavings. Deep concentration, rich and tannic, it needs 4-5 years of cellaring, but will evolve nicely through 2032." 

95 POINTS

 



 

Feather 2012 - Stephen Tanzer

"Pure, varietally accurate aromas and flavors of cassis, bitter chocolate, violet and dried herbs. Wonderfully smooth, pliant and suave but with terrific penetration too; really fills the mouth with perfume. Spreads out horizontally to saturate the palate, with the huge, building tannins in perfect harmony with the wine's fruit. Splendid tannin managment here." - Stephen Tanzer

93+ POINTS

 



2011 Feather


 

Feather 2011 - Wine Advocate

"The 2011 Feather, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, is up there with the top Bordeaux varieties of the vintage. Loaded with notions of dark fruits, chocolate, mineral, coffee bean and scorched earth, this beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness, beautiful purity of fruit and a voluptuous texture that only partially conceals edgy, yet ripe, tannin. It has the fruit to be enjoyable now, but will be better in another year or three, and evolve nicely for 12 to 15 years or more."

94 POINTS 


2010 Feather


 

Feather 2010 - Wine Enthusiast

"This is Long Shadows's100% Cabernet Sauvignon, offering a sharp-edged wine with a brilliant mix of berry, cherry and black fruits, sparked by juicy acids. There's spice and chocolate highlights as well, with a purity and focus that suggests cellaring to add more complexity over the course of a decade or longer." 

94 POINTS, CELLAR SELECTION

 



 

Feather Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 - Wine Advocate

"A 100% Cabernet Sauvignon that spent 22 months in 100% French oak, it is loaded with sweet black raspberry jam, creme de cassis, charred toast and crushed flower-like nuances that flow to a full-bodied, voluptuously textured Cabernet that builds in tannin and depth with air. Gorgeously pure and seamless." 

94 POINTS

 



2009 Feather


 

Feather Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 - Wine Advocate

 "Pure Cabernet Sauvignon offers scents and palate-staining impressions of dark berries, spice cake and tobacco. Finishing with length and sufficient complexity to intrigue."

92 POINTS 


 

Feather Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 - Stephen Tanzer's Intl. Wine Cellar

"Deep, dark ruby-red. Musky black cherry, bitter chocolate, cocoa powder and rose petal on the nose. Rather suave flavors of sweet berries and dark chocolate. Finishes with serious but ripe tannins that coat the teeth."

92+ POINTS 


2008 Feather


Wine Enthusiast

Feather Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 - Wine Enthusiast

"Randy Dunn's Feather has an intriguing floral component, and the aromas are complex and intense, though the wine is wound up tight. Let it breathe and it delivers elegant, focused flavors, precisely defined berry and saddis fruit, with a long and harmonious finish."

94 POINTS



 

Feather Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 - Stephen Tanzer Intl. Wine Cellar

 "Good saturated dark red. Cassis, blackberry, blueberry and licorice on the youthfully medicinal nose. Dense, suave and sweet, with lovely inner-mouth black fruit perfume and a cool note of licorice. Flavorful but very subtle wine, finishing with broad but serious tannins and lovely aromatic persistence." 

93 POINTS


 

Feather Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 - Connoisseurs' Guide

"Sandalwood, licorice, dark chocolate, Asian spices, and black currant aromas set the stage for a tight, structured, well-balanced wine that requires another 4-5 years to fully unwin. This lengthy effort should see its 20th birthday in peak condition."

92 POINTS  


2007 Feather


 

Feather Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 - Wine Advocate

 "Deep purple-colored, it exhibits a clssy bouquet of pain grille, pencil lead, earth notes, violets and black currant. Supple and layered on the palate, it displays enough underlying structure to evolve for 5-6 years."

93 POINTS


 

Feather Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 - Wine Enthusiast

"With vibrant black cherrry/ black currant fruit, this balanced effort shows a velvety character and a fine touch in the vineyard. Nuances of coffee, earth, leaf and dried herb are threaded through, in perfect harmony and balanced for the medium-term aging."

93 POINTS 


 

Feather Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 - Stephen Tanzer Intl. Wine Cellar

 "Good dark red. Aromas of cassis, licorice and pepper, lifted by a floral topnote. Fat, ripe and silky, especially for a wine made under the direction of Randy Dunn, but showing little in the way of easy sweetness. Strong currant and black cherry fruit are given grip by substantial tannins, which arrive late."

92+ POINTS


 

Feather Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 - Wine Spectator

 "Firm, chewy and distinctive for its smoky and dried tomato accents around a core of blackberry, black cherry and bay leaf flavors, lingering expressively on teh deftly balanced finish."

92 POINTS


2006 Feather


 

Feather Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 - Wine Advocate

"The wine was sourced from several prime vineyards and aged for 22 months in new French oak. The nose gives up aromas of toasty oak, scorched earth, Asian spices, black currant, and blackberry. Firm and structured yet elegant on the palate, there are layers of fruit and enough tannin to evolve for another 4 - 6 years."

93 POINTS


 

Feather Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 - Stephen Tanzer Intl. Wine Cellar

 "Good deep ruby-red. Sexy if subdued aromas of cherry, currant, smoked meat and vanilla oak. Broad, full and quite dry, with a weightless quality to the blueberry and spicy oak flavors. Sound acids gives this wine excellent cut and perfumed back-end lift."

91+ POINTS


2005 Feather


 

Feather Cabernet Sauvignon - Wine Advocate

 "The nose gives up aromas of tasty oak, scorched earth, Asian spices, black currant, and blackberry. Firm and structured on the palage, there are layers of fruit and enough tannins to evolve for another 4-6 years."

92 POINTS


 

Feather Cabernet Sauvignon - Wine Enthusiast

 "The fruit is concentrated and pure: raspberry, cherry and cassis with a chaser of lemony acid."

91 POINTS


 

Feather Cabernet Sauvignon - Stephen Tanzer's Intl. Wine Cellar

 "Aromas of blackberry, loganberry and bitter chocolate, with a youthful mecidinal licorice pastille quality. Juicy and tight but nicely aromatic; muscular today and not at all fleshy, but quite pure and fruit-driven."

91+ POINTS 


2004 Feather


 

Feather Cabernet Sauvignon - Stephen Tanzer's Intl. Wine Cellar

 "Dark aromas of cassis, tar, smoked meat and nutty oak. Juicy and intensely flavored, with noteworthy energy to the primary flavors of cassis and plum. Finishes with excellent length and aromatic lift."


 

Feather Cabernet Sauvignon - Wine Spectator

 "Dense in texture, but not heavy, with bright red cherry, pomegranate and plum flavors piercing a distinct layer of fine-grained tannins. Has a freshness and grace."

91 POINTS 


 

Feather Cabernet Sauvignon - Wine Advocate

 "This opaque purple wine delivers classic Cabernet aromas of toast, lead pencil, black currant and blackberry."

91 POINTS


2003 Feather


 

Feather Cabernet Sauvignon - Wine Advocate

 "Feather's bold aromatics reveal loads of roasted black fruits and spices. A massive effort, it is thick, dense, and powerful. layers of licorice and tar-laced black fruits are found in its velvety-textured core as well as in its long finish."

93 POINTS


 

Feather Cabernet Sauvignon - Wine Spectator

 "Supple and velvety style stacks pepper and coffee notes on top of a vivid core of blackberry, raspberry and currant fruit that just doesn't quit."

92 POINTS


 

Feather Cabernet Sauvignon - Stephen Tanzer's Intl. Wine Cellar

 "Bright ruby-red. Dark berries, plum, graphite, licorice, mocha and earth on the nose. Plump, ripe and broad but not overly sweet, with fruit-driven flavors of plum and black raspberry."

91 POINTS