Long Shadows Winery
2005 Pedestal

Pedestal Merlot - Connoisseurs' Guide

 "Here is a deep and serious look at Merlot that combines all that is best in the grape. Its generous aromas of optimally ripe cherries are gracefully filled out with vanilla and sweet, root-beer-like spice, and its carefully composed, wonderfully satisfying flavors unfold with layers of rich, caramelly oak and deep, fully extracted fruit. It is an eminently collectible wine whose future is as certain as certain can be."



Pedestal Merlot - Wine Advocate

 "Deep crimson-colored, it offers an enticing perfume of toasty new oak, pencil lead, spice box, clove, allspice, red currants and black cherry. Seemless on the palate, the wine has gobs of ripe, savory flavors, well-concealed tannin, excellent aging potential, and a long, pure finish."