Long Shadows Pedestal Merlot 2014
Michel Rolland, Pomerol vintner and consultant to many of the world's top wineries, provided the vision for this limited release wine.
The 2014 Pedestal is a deeply concentrated wine with wonderfully intense aromas of dark cherry, violet and marionberry. A core of ripe blackberry flavors are framed by notes of oak spice, roasted coffee beans and bittersweet chocolate that leave a bold impression on the finish.
Wine AdvocateI loved the 2014 Pedestal Merlot. It's 81% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot. It offers a downright voluptuous and incredibly sexy style in its ripe black currants, toasted spice, chocolate and licorice aromas and flavors. Broad, expansive, layered and pleasure bent, with ripe tannin, it's a knockout Merlot with 10-15 years of drinkability.
Wine SpectatorDensely structured, with a backbone of stony tannins accented by smoky plum, clove and mocha spice flavors. Best after 2018.