Long Shadows Winery
2006 Pedestal

Pedestal Merlot - Connoisseurs' Guide

 "...delivers a fair dollop of concentrated black cherry fruit together with rooty and creme brulee richness in its layered aromas. Its slight tightness continues in the mouth, yet here the wine unbends just a touch more and offers complete and convincing proof that the depth and concentration presaged by the wine's early smells are wholly at hand."



Pedestal Merlot - Wine Advocate

 "Purple-colored, it offers an alluring bouquet of sandalwood, pencil lead, spice box, incense, black currants, and black cherry. Seamless on the palate, this plush wine has layers of ripe, savory flavors, well-concealed tannin, excellent aging potential, and a 60-second finish."



Pedestal Merlot - Wine Spectator

 "Dark and spicy with a tarry edge to the blackberry and currant fruit, emerging on the neverending finish with richness, polish and elements of spice, pepper and an extra whoosh of cherry. It all keeps sailing effortlessly."