Chester Kidder Non Vintage

2019 2019 Chester-Kidder

$65.00 / Bottle Purchase

Allen Shoup named this wine in honor of his mother, Elizabeth Chester, and his grandmother, Maggie Kidder. He selected Long Shadows' director of winemaking, Gilles Nicault, to craft this New World blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and other classic Bordeaux varieties.

Tasting Notes:


A beautifully dark and concentrated wine with wonderful aromatics. The mouthfeel is soft and lush on entry with sweet spice that becomes rich on the wine’s mid-palate. Fresh fig and ripe plum flavors are interwoven with notes of graphite and an alluring earthiness. The 2019 Chester-Kidder is a flavorful and structured wine with a silky, textured mouthfeel and vibrant finish.

95 Points

A big, black-fruited, concentrated red based on 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Syrah, and a splash of Petit Verdot, the 2019 Chester Kidder Red Wine sports a dense purple hue as well as a rock star nose of currants, spicy oak, flowers, and smoked tobacco. Rich, full-bodied, and concentrated, with beautiful tannins, it needs 3-5 years of bottle age to develop more complexity but will have two decades of overall longevity. It's a beautiful bottle of wine.

— Jeb Dunnuck
96 Points

The 2019 Chester Kidder from Long Shadows is their Cabernet-dominant blend, this time checking in with 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Syrah, with the rest being Petit Verdot. Displaying a brooding dark blue-purple core with a neon purple rim, aromas of black and blue plums, black peppercorns, rich tobacco, violet flowers, and cedary herbs explode from the glass. It’s still a baby, so give this a year or two to come into its own before enjoying. Highly recommended and editor’s choice.

— International Wine Report
94 Points

Named after the late Allen Shoup's mother and grandmother, the 2019 Chester Kidder is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Syrah and 3% Petit Verdot. It has a complex, firm and bold nose that focused on dark fruit aromas of blackberry skin and spiced plum. Medium to full-bodied, the palate offers a bold and firm-gripping tannic structure that will benefit from an additional year of bottle aging after its release in the fall of 2023. The wine continues to reveal layers of complexity over the firm and food-friendly finish.

— Wine Advocate
93+ Points

The 2019 Chester-Kidder is exotic and earthy in style, with ashen stones, graphite, black currants and hints of rosemary forming its bouquet. This is silky and sleek, with racy acidity propelling its mineral-tinged red and black fruits. It leaves a coating of trippy tannins to linger, pinching at the cheeks with youthful concentration, as sweet herbal tones slowly face.

— Vinous
93 Points

Notes of ground spices, walnut, cocoa powder and dark fruit. Medium to full-bodied, meaty and chewy with chalky tannins and a ripe dark berry core. Structured and long.

— James Suckling
Varietal Composition 62% Cabernet Sauvignon 35% Syrah 3% Petit Verdot
Acid .60 grams / 100ml
pH 3.82
Alcohol 14.9%


Summit View Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from the Walla Walla Valley brings classic Cabernet aromas, flavors, and a textured mouthfeel to this rich, multi-layered wine. Candy Mountain Syrah adds structure and layers of sweet spice. Dionysus Vineyard Petit Verdot completes the blend by adding balanced acidity and dark fruit character that lifts the finished wine.

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