Long Shadows

Founded in 2003, Long Shadows is the brainchild of Washington wine luminary Allen Shoup. As President and CEO of Chateau Ste. Michelle and its affiliated wineries, Allen spent 20 years building the reputation of the growing region, in part by forging winemaking partnerships that brought Italy's Piero Antinori and Germany's Dr. Ernst Loosen to the Columbia Valley. During that time, he saw the region grow from 4,000 acres of unheralded vines to 30,000 acres of vineyards spread over nine different AVAs. At times, Allen's purchases accounted for up to 70% of all the fruit grown in the state. The beauty of this now is that Allen has long-standing relationships with many of the best growers in Washington State.

After leaving Ste. Michelle in 2000, Allen's commitment to advancing the Columbia Valley remained undaunted. He spent the next three years developing Long Shadows, a proposition that was as simple as it was complex: recruit a cadre of the finest winemakers in the world; give each vintner access to Washington State's best grapes; and outfit a winery to accommodate a diverse group of winemakers' exacting cellar specifications. With the vision in place, Allen began introducing a dream team of celebrated vintners to the vines and wines of the growing region. The idea quickly sold itself; and from the beginning, the wines have enjoyed critical acclaim that has continued to grow, vintage after vintage. In addition to the wines, Long Shadows collectively has won numerous awards, including recognition as Food & Wine magazine's "Winery of the Year."

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Long Shadows 'Poet's Leap' Riesling 2017
92  Jeb Dunnuck 
Jeb Dunnuck 92 "Brought up all in stainless steel, the 2017 Riesling Poet's Leap is racy and exotic, with a rocking bouquet of green citrus, lime zest, and mint. Fresh, medium-bodied, beautifully balanced, and with a juicy, off dry style, it's terrific stuff that can be drunk today or cellared for
Item Number: 33349

Long Shadows 'Poet's Leap' Riesling 2016
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 “The 2016 Riesling Poet's Leap is very pretty, offering up aromas of lime, lemon oil, white flowers and very subtle petrol that wouldn't be out of place in the Mosel. On the palate, it's light to medium-bodied, racy and mouthwatering, with lovely intensity and purity, concluding

Long Shadows 'Poet's Leap' Riesling 2015
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91  "Taut, sharply focused and distinctive, with apricot, peach, Meyer lemon and slate elements that glide over an off-dry finish that doesn’t quit. Drink now through 2022. (10/19/16)"    Conniseurs Guide 91  "The new Poet's Leap bottling takes its usual place among the better

Long Shadows 'Poet's Leap' Riesling 2014
91  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 91  "Pale straw. Tangy aromas of stone and citrus fruits, dusty brown spices, minerals and honey Moderately sweet but with terrific acidity and saline minerality buffering the sugar and intensifying the fruit. A strong CO2 content gives the wine a youthful spritz. Tactile, bright

Long Shadows 'Pirouette' Pirouette Red 2006
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93"This rich, opulent red teems with currant, blackberry, plum and exotic spice flavors, weaving in touches of herb and tobacco as the finish sails easily on. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah. Best from 2012 through 2020. 1,733 cases made"

Long Shadows 'Sequel' Syrah 2005
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91"Firm in texture, with a crisp feel to the tannins under the ripe, narrowly focused blackberry, plum and black olive flavors. The finish keeps singing, however, as the pretty flavors persist. Drink now through 2011. 1,489 cases made."

Long Shadows 'Poet's Leap' Riesling 2008
92  Connoisseurs Guide to Wine 
 Connoisseurs Guide to Wine 92 "A tighter style is displayed by this slightly sweet bottling whose Riesling floweriness and Fuji apple prettiness are on display from the very first sniff. Acidity keeps the wine somewhat sleek, crisp and lively on the palate, and while it will could work as a

Long Shadows 'Chester Kidder' Red 2005
93  Robert Parker 
 Robert Parker 93 "The 2005 Chester Kidder Red Wine is made by Gilles Nicault who is also the winemaker in residence at Long Shadows. It is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Syrah, and 5% Merlot. It was aged for 30 months in 90% new, French and Hungarian oak. Opaque purple-colored, it reveals

Long Shadows 'Sequel' Syrah 2004
93  Robert Parker 
Wine Spectator 92 "Smooth and velvety, this is a graceful, beautifully balanced Syrah that shows off its blueberry and plum fruit against shades of white pepper and cedar. The finish keeps welling up with haunting flavors. Drink now through 2014. 1,359 cases made. "  Robert Parker 93 "The 2004

Long Shadows Poet's Leap Riesling 2007
94  Wine Enthusiast 
 Wine Enthusiast 94 "Loaded with honey-suckle, melon, pear, peach and hints of sweet grapefruit, this juicy wine perfectly captures the intesity of Washington Riesling and the complexity of German wines. Buoyant and precise, with notes of chalk and limestone in the finish, this is a stunning

Long Shadows 'Pedestal' Merlot 2007
94  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 94 "The 2007 Pedestal Merlot is the project of Michel Rolland. This latest release is composed of 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot aged for 20 months in 80% new French oak. It reveals a fragrant nose of sandalwood, incense, sage,

Long Shadows 'Feather' Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
92  Robert Parker 
 Robert Parker 92 "The 2005 Feather is a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon cuvee made by Randy Dunn of Napa Valley fame. The wine was sourced from three vineyards and aged for 22 months in 90% new French oak. The nose gives up aromas of toasty oak, scorched earth, Asian spices, black currant, and blackberry.