The "Nine?Hats" include California winemaker Randy Dunn (Feather), Augustin Huneeus?(Pirouette), Bordeaux's world famous wine consultant Michel Rolland?(Pedestal), Australian John Duval (Sequel), and Ambrogio and Giovanni?Folonari (Saggi).
The Nine Hats Red 2007 includes the classic five grapes of a true Bordeaux?blend. Cabernet Sauvignon is the dominant grape at 54%, softened with 24%?Merlot, 10% each Cab Franc and Petit Verdot, and 2% Malbec. Longshadows'?higher end wines draw from the very best vineyards in Washington, and the?Nine Hats wines are made with the same fruit.?Ripe and rich with a vibrant core of dark fruit complimented by nuances of cedar and exotic spices. This is a well structured wine, balanced by a long and silky finish. The fruit for this blend is sourced from a selection of the Columbia Valley's most highly regarded vineyards: Weinbau, Dionysus, Wallula (The Benches), Champoux, and Stone Tree; aged 20 months in French Oak barrels before bottling.
Wine Enthusiast 90 Points Editor's Choice