Long Shadows

Allen Shoup and Gilles Nicault

Allen Shoup and Gilles Nicault

Long Shadows Vintners was founded in 2002 by Washington wine visionary Allen Shoup, who as President and CEO of Chateau Ste. Michelle from 1984-2000 forged internationally acclaimed winemaking partnerships with Piero Antinori (Col Solare) and Dr. Ernst Loosen (Eroica Riesling).  Long Shadows Vintners now builds upon those successes by bringing an elite cadre of the world’s most celebrated winemakers from the finest wine regions around the globe to Washington in order to create world class wines that showcase the viticultural excellence of Washington State’s Columbia Valley. Each celebrated vintner partners individually with Shoup and resident winemaker Gilles Nicault on a distinct winemaking program to produce a single “best of type” wine under a unique label.  These include: Pedestal Merlot by Michel Rolland (international consultant and owner of Le Bon Pasteur, Pomerol); Sequel Syrah by John Duval (formerly of Penfold’s Grange, South Australia); Poet’s Leap Riesling by Armin Diel (Schlossgut Diel, Nahe, Germany); Pirouette by Agustin Huneeus (Quintessa, Napa Valley) and Philippe Melka (Bryant Family, Napa Valley); Chester-Kidder by Allen Shoup and Gilles Nicault (former winemaker at Woodward Canyon, Walla Walla Valley); and Feather by Randy Dunn (Dunn Vineyards, Napa Valley, formerly of Caymus), and Saggi by Ambrogio and Giovanni Folonari (A. & G. Folonari Tenute). Long Shadows is named in tribute to the stature of this select group of individuals, who continue to shape the wine industry with their benchmark wines and wineries.

 

 

Address

P.O. Box 33670, Seattle, 98133-0670

Country

America

Region

Washington

Appellation

Columbia Valley, Horse Heaven Hills, Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Wahluke Slope


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Wines from this Winery


Nine Hats Riesling

Sourced from German clone plantings and some of the Columbia Valley’s oldest Riesling vines, this wine offers classic and distinctive Riesling character. Notes ofcitrus, jasmine, pear and honeydew melon combine with an appealing level ofminerality and acidity to provide a fresh and lengthy finish.

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¥2,700
Nine Hats Cabernet Sauvignon

Vibrant aromatics of black cherry, espresso beans and bittersweet chocolate introduce this richly structured Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a multi-layered wine with expressive flavors of black and red berries complemented by notes of savory spice. Its luscious mouthfeel persists across a lengthy finish. Several vineyard sites throughout Horse Heaven Hills and the Wahluke Slope were selected to source the fruit that provides its depth and complexity. Aged eleven months in French oak prior to bottling.

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¥3,600
Nine Hats Chardonnay

Elegant, fresh and inviting with a vibrancy that elevates its minerality, quince and white peach flavors. The wine’s viscosity and bright acidity interconnect well with each other to provide balance and a lingering finish. The 2016 Nine Hats Chardonnay was sourced primarily from the Yakima Valley’s French Creek and Boushey vineyards. It is a cooler AVA that helps retain the Chardonnay’s acidity and elegance. The wine underwent barrel and cement egg fermentation and was aged for 9 months on the lees.

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¥3,600
Long Shadows Poet's Leap Riesling

The 2017 Poet’s Leap Riesling brings together an outstanding collection of theColumbia Valley’s best Riesling vineyards. Just over half the blend is from German clones planted for Poet’s Leap at The Benches in the Horse Heaven Hills to give the wine its distinct minerality. Yakima Valley’s Phil Church Vineyard adds liveliness. Vines planted in 1972 at Dionysus combine with Weinbau Riesling to contribute peach and honey aromas and flavors to the blend, and grapes from Underwood Mountain in the Columbia Gorge add complexity and bright, vibrant acidity.

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¥3,700
Long Shadows Saggi

Directed by Ambrogio and Giovanni Folonari from Italy. The Folonaris are among Italy’s oldest and most prestigious Tuscan wine families with a winemaking history dating back to the late 1700’s. Vibrant and lively, this weighty Sangiovese-dominant blend offers enticing aromas and flavors of red berries and currants with an appealing hint of nutmeg and sweet spice. An elegant and refined wine, its bright acidity pops on the palate with expressive red fruit character that echoes across a long-lasting finish. 

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¥7,300
Long Shadows Sequel Syrah

After 16 years as winemaker for Australia’s iconic Penfolds Grange, John Duval came to the Columbia Valley in 2003 as the “sequel” to his life’s work with Syrah. Deeply concentrated with vibrant aromas and flavors of dark cherries, wild blackberries, smoked meats and spicy oak. A rich layer of silky tannins coat the palate without overshadowing the wine’s bright and lively character

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¥8,200
Long Shadows Chester-Kidder Red Wine

Deep and dark in color with an intensely aromatic profile of blackberry jam, sweet spice, dark chocolate and hints of earth. Dark cherry and subtle oak flavors integrate nicely to create an enticing layer that adds complexity and depth. Its firm structure, yet refined texture, balances well with a vibrancy that extends throughout a lengthy finish.

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¥8,900
Long Shadows Feather Cabernet Sauvignon

Acclaimed Napa Valley vintner Randy Dunn has a reputation for producing world-class Cabernet Sauvignon. He brings more than four decades of winemaking experience to the Columbia Valley to produce Feather, his only wine made outside of California. Tasting Notes: Impressive depth and purity are displayed on a core of mocha-scented blackberry and ripe plum flavors woven with hints of rosemary and thyme. The wine’s refined tannins and an appealing earthiness provide rich texture and a lengthy finish.

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¥8,900
Long Shadows Pedestal Merlot

Michel Rolland, Pomerol vintner and consultant to many of the world’s top wineries, teamed with Washington State wine visionary Allen Shoup to produce this limited release wine. A beautiful, dark opaque wine with expressive aromas of black cherry, cinnamon, cocoa, oak spice and a hint of sweet violet. Rich and balanced on the palate with layers of huckleberry, bittersweet chocolate and dark fruit flavors that leave a bold, yet refined, impression on the finish.

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¥8,900
Long Shadows Pirouette

Directed by Philippe Melka & Agustin Huneeus, Sr.Philippe Melka and Agustin Huneeus, Sr. teamed to combine the traditions of old world winemaking, the advancements of new world technology, and small lots from Washington State’s finest vineyards to craft this enticing red blend. The deeply colored 2015 Pirouette is a vibrant, expressive wine offering intense aromatics and focused flavors of blackberry, dark chocolate, ripe cherry and hints of toasted spice. Its generous richness, volume and broad, dusty tannins are woven together with a refined backbone that provides layers of delicious complexity across an extended finish.

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¥8,900