Washington Wine Awards - Red Blend of the Year

All but one of the wines Gilles Nicault (our 2016 Winemaker of the Year) produces for Long Shadows are in collaboration with a winemaker from someplace outside of Washington. The one exception is Chester-Kidder, which is all Gilles. The blend is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon (58 percent) and Syrah (34 percent), with small amounts of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Anticipate cassis, red plum and fresh herb notes, all framed by classy, polished tannins. Pairs with: Carne asada tacos.

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