LONG SHADOWS CHESTER KIDDER RED TABLE 2012
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Long Shadows Chester Kidder Red Wine.
Tasting Notes: Loaded with dark fruit, bright cherries and a hint of vanilla and espresso, the Chester-Kidder is lively, vibrant and rich on the palate. Layers of fruit and spice lead to a lengthy finish laced with delicate notes of cedar.

Vintage: The growing season was a classic Columbia Valley vintage that produced beautifully balanced, aromatic wines with intense, focused flavors. Spring conditions were mild, but by mid-June temperatures began to rise and stayed quite warm through July and August. The heat backed off just enough in September to ripen fruit without rushing physiological maturity. It was the perfect ending to an ideal vintage that will be remembered as one of the decade's best.

Winemaking: Chester-Kidder is a blended red wine styled to showcase Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, two outstanding Columbia Valley grapes that are excellent blending partners. Cabernet Sauvignon brings structure to the wine; Syrah adds dark fruit and spice. A small amount of Merlot (5%) gives the wine an added layer of complexity and a touch of softness. Aged 30 months in 92% tight-grain French oak, eight percent Hungarian oak to allow the fruit and wood to integrate completely and develop round tannins and richness.

Vineyards: Winemaker Gilles Nicault devotes much of each summer visiting a diverse collection of Columbia Valley vineyards before selecting grapes from some of his favorite blocks to create a richly layered, complex wine. Roughly half the grapes for the ' Chester-Kidder were sourced from vineyards in the Tri-Cities, on the Wahluke Slope and a handful of other excellent Columbia Valley sites to give the wine its wonderful structure and densely packed, rich fruit. Yakima Valley grapes (25%) contribute great acidity and vibrant, fresh character. Walla Walla fruit (25%) adds darkness and spice.
Long Shadows Chester Kidder Red Wine.

Bottle Size: .750

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