Long Shadows Winery
2003 Pedestal
 

Pedestal Merlot - Connoisseurs' Guide

 "As professional and polished a Merlot as we have tasted in quite some time, this very deep, impeccably crafted effort easily outdistances the field and moves to the very head of the class."

95 POINTS


 

Pedestal Merlot - Wine Advocate

 "Sports a deep nose of ripe cherries annd toasty oak. This beauty broadens on the palate to reveal lush layers of thick, silky-textured red fruits. Pure, concentrated, and medium to full-bodied, it is an engaging, hedonistic wine."

94 POINTS


 

Pedestal Merlot - Wine Enthusiast

 "A standout even in the Long Shadows' superstar lineup, this dark, dense, concentrated wine opens with a silky, smoky, voluptuous mouthfeel. Pedestal is beautifully ripened, nuanced and complete. Lovely notes of bacon and smoked meats permeate the thick, juicy fuit."

93 POINTS


 

Pedestal Merlot - Wine Spectator

 "Big, rich and generous, a lavish mouthfeel of currant, blackberry and a touch of spice and earth that weave through the finish and linger."

92 POINTS