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2006 Long Shadows Feather Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8097955 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Amount Total
$45
Item Sold Amount Date
I8119291 1 $46 Feb 20, 2022
I8108222 1 $45 Feb 6, 2022
I8020830 1 $45 Dec 5, 2021
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RATINGS

93The Wine Advocate

The nose gives up aromas of toasty oak, scorched earth, Asian spices, black currant, and blackberry. Firm and structured yet elegant on the palate, there are layers of fruit and enough tannin...

91Wine Spectator

Smooth and round, with a roasted red pepper note weaving through the ripe currant, plum and spice flavors, lingering easily against polished tannins.

91+ Stephen Tanzer

Sexy if subdued aromas of cherry, currant, smoked meat and vanillin oak. Broad, full and quite dry, with a weightless quality to the blueberry and spicy oak flavors. Sound acids gives this wine excellent cut and perfumed back-end lift.

PRODUCER

Long Shadows

Long Shadows is a portfolio of Washington State wineries that each produce premium wines under the Long Shadows umbrella. It was founded in 2002 by Allen Shoup, one of the founders of the Washington wine industry. Shoup spent 17 years as CEO of Chateau Ste. Michelle, Washington’s largest winery, where he was instrumental in bringing recognition to the state’s wines. Long Shadows sources grapes from vineyards through Eastern Washington, some owned by the Long Shadows partners, which besides Shoup include nine renowned winemakers each responsible for one or more of Long Shadows’ wines. The wines are are mostly Cabernet or Syrah based reds, though there is also a Riesling. The idea is, according to Shoup, that each winemaker will make a Columbia Valley wine that represents the “best of its type.”

REGION

United States, Washington, Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley AVA is larger than some states. At 18,000 square miles, or 11 million acres, the appellation covers almost half of Washington State and a small part of Oregon on the south side of the Columbia River. Established in 1984, Columbia Valley contains numerous sub appellations within its boundaries, including Yakima Valley AVA and Walla Walla AVA, both large and important wine districts. Columbia Valley AVA, generally called the Columbia Basin by Pacific Northwesterners, is in the Columbia River Plateau, and the AVA also includes a section of northeastern Oregon. There are dozens of microclimates within this appellation of about 7,000 vineyard acres. Many kinds of grapes are grown in the Columbia Valley, though the principal grapes planted are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling, Syrah, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc. Eastern Washington experiences very hot summers and cold winters, and the northern latitude means that Washington vineyards receive several more hours of sun in the summer than California vineyards. Grapes in Washington therefore have time to develop significant tannins and overall ripeness.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.

WINEMAKER