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.

 

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Address

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

Country

U.S.A

Region

Washington

Appellation

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


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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 Chardonnay

This Chardonnay has a beautiful golden hue and displays aromas of stone fruit and yeastiness. Its creamy texture is well balanced by bright acidity and a full mid palate that provide layers and vibrancy from beginning to end.

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¥3,600
Long Shadows Poet's Leap Riesling

The 2016 vintage of Poet’s Leap is an off-dry Riesling with expressive, spicyaromatics and generous, lively flavors. Fresh melon, honey, ripe apricot and a hint of citrus jump on the palate leaving a vibrant, racy impression and a long, clean finish.

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¥3,700
Nine Hats Cabernet Sauvignon

Vibrant aromatics of black cherry, espresso beans and bittersweet chocolateintroduce this richly structured Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a multi-layered winewith expressive flavors of black and red berries complemented by notes of savory spice. Its luscious mouthfeel persists across a lengthy finish.

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¥4,200
Nine Hats Malbec

This 100% Malbec displays deep color and flavors of muddled blackberries, dark cherries, baking spice and pleasant savory notes.  Firm tannins make for a full-bodied wine that offers a rich and lengthy finish.  Aged 16 months in neutral French oak barrels.

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¥4,200
Nine Hats Merlot

Brilliant color and a delicate bouquet of blueberries and nutmeg spice lead to a vibrant mouthfeel that evolves beautifully with flavors of Bing cherries, mocha, cassis and earthy notes.  The wine’s backbone marries well with its richness and depth to provide balance reminiscent of a right bank Bordeaux.  

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¥4,200
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Nine Hats Red Wine

A multi-layered, deep crimson blend offering the distinctive flavors of Bordeaux varietals held together by savory notes of Syrah. This wine displays a wonderfully rich and refined texture complimented by vibrant aromas and flavors of black cherry, red currants and cocoa that lead to a long, pure finish. Grapes are sourced in equal percentages from Red Mountain,WallaWalla,Wahluke Slope and the Columbia Valley making this wine a complete and layered blend.

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¥4,200
Nine Hats Syrah

This full-bodied red has a complex flavor profile with hints of sage and black olive tapenade along with dark cherry, blueberry and sweet spice.  Polished tannins sail across the palate.  The finish is long and lively.  One third of the Syrah came from the Yakima Valley which provided elegance, while fruit from the Walla Walla Valley contributed richness and roundness.  Cabernet Sauvignon gives the wine its backbone.  Aged 16 months in French oak barrels.

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¥4,200
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

Brimming with expressive aromas and flavors of ripe black cherries, violets, oak spice and a hint of graphite, the 2014 Chester-Kidder offers layers of depth and complexity. Its rich texture and firm yet refined tannins linger across a lengthy finish that showcases the vibrant character of this limited production wine.

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¥8,900
Long Shadows Feather Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2015 Feather is a vibrant, dynamic wine that possesses deep crimsoncolor, supple tannins and balanced acidity. Expressive aromas and flavors of dried Bing cherries and bittersweet chocolate are complemented by hints of red pepper and thyme that gain focus on the mid-palate and add appeal to the wine’s long, layered 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. This deeply concentrated wine boasts rich, ripe aromas of blackberry cobbler and violets complemented by intriguing spice components. The lush, complex palate is balanced beautifully by ample acidity and creamy oak nuances. Tannins are firm, yet supple and will integrate seamlessly as the wine ages.

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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