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Winery of the Year, 2007 - Food & Wine Magazine

"Some people don't grasp the concept of retirement.  By the time Allen Shoup stepped away from a distinguished 20 career as CEO of Washington state wine giant Stimpson Lane (owner of Chateau Ste. Michelle and Columbia Crest), he was already at work on a new venture.  Shoup's groundbreaking new Long Shadows is devoted to producing luxury wines from Washington vineyards in partnership with international winemaking superstars (i.e. people who cast long shadows).  Among the bottlings are the Sangiovese blend Saggi, from Tuscany's Folonari family; the Cabernet blend Pirouette, from Napa's Philippe Melka; and the Sequel Syrah, from Australia's John Duval (formerly winemaker at Penfolds).  The wines are all produced at a state of the art facility in Walla Walla--where a superstar may even be spotted from time to time."