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2009 Long Shadows Vintners Collection Merlot Pedestal Columbia Valley
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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2012

(83% merlot, 12% cabernet sauvignon and 5% malbec):  Bright ruby-red.  Very ripe aromas of black cherry, melted licorice and minerals.  Sweet, ripe and strong, with a distinctly sappy quality to its black cherry and sexy oak flavors.  This struck me as more masculine than the 2008 version and every bit as fresh--and in need of longer bottle aging.  Finishes classically dry and long, with solid backbone.

95 Points | Wine Spectator
91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Merlot

Merlot enjoyed a surge in popularity in the 1990s as consumers suddenly discovered that they could enjoy aromas and flavors similar to those of Cabernet in a fleshier, softer wine with smoother tannins. A wave of Merlot plantings followed, frequently in soils and microclimates completely inappropriate for this variety, and the market was soon...
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