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Sequel (Long Shadows) Syrah 2007 (Columbia Valley, Washington) - [WS 93] [WE 93] [ST 93] [RP 92] [CG 91]
Sequel Syrah 2007 (Columbia Valley, Washington) - [WS 93] [WE 93] [ST 93] [RP 92] [CG 91]


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Winery: Long Shadows
Varietal: 98% Syrah, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Columbia Valley, Washington
Vintage: 2007
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: SEQUELSYRAH07-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:

John Duval, formerly of Australia's iconic Penfolds Grange, chose the Columbia Valley as his "Sequel" for the continuation of his life's work with Syrah.

Dark, lush and layered with blackberry, ripe plum and blueberry flavors complimented by aromas of black tea and incense. The wine offers great depth and richness with a silky texture and vibrant finish

Varietal Composition:   
98%    Syrah
2%    Cabernet Sauvignon

Production: 1,950 cases

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points & "Cellar Selection" - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Pungent and spicy, dark and brooding, this wine brings it with deep, sappy berry fruit and overtones of meat and garrigue, all with muscle and verve. Tannins are firm and hard, showing some ripe stem and earth flavors, and plenty of barrel toast. Muscular and warm, this Syrah walks the line perfectly between the Rhône and Barossa."  — P.G.  (12/31/2010)

93 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Delivers a lively mouthful of blueberry, plum, floral and white pepper flavors that cascade around one another through the long, vivid finish. Ripe and round. Drink now through 2017. 1,950 cases made." –HS (Oct 15, 2010)

93 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
"($55; includes 2% cabernet sauvignon) Bright ruby-red. Knockout nose combines raspberry, smoked meat, pepper and an ineffable floral quality. Then fat, concentrated and surprisingly dry and classic, with palate-staining flavors of black raspberry, blackberry and pepper. Offers superb breadth with a light touch. This very youthful wine finishes impressively long, with a late note of hard candy." - Stephen Tanzer (Nov/Dec '10)

92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2007 Sequel was made by Australian John Duval. It is made up of 98% Syrah and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 18 months in 65% new French oak and 5% 300-liter American oak “hogsheads”. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it emits an expressive bouquet of smoked meat, bacon, lavender, sage, blueberry, and plum. On the palate it is plush and layered suggesting readiness for near-term drinking. However, there is ample underlying structure for those wanting to wait for a more aged character. This lengthy effort should provide pleasure through 2022.

Long Shadows and its seven labels, each with its own star winemaker, is just the beginning of Alan Shoup’s visionary project. He has purchased controlling interest in the Wallulla Vineyard from the Den Hoed brothers who developed it and who will continue to manage this huge project on the cliffs overlooking the Columbia River. Shoup has renamed it The Benches. It must be seen to be believed, encompassing 20 miles of road carved through the development. Shoup’s plan is to have each Long Shadow label have its own cave built into the landscape. Some fruit from the Benches is already being incorporated into some of the Long Shadows wines. Armin Diel is the winemaker/partner in the Poet’s Leap label. The Saggi label is produced by Ambrogio and Giovanni Folonari." - Jay Miller (Aug 2010)

91 Points - Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine:
"Nicely focused, keenly varietal and proving that a wine can be, at once, both ripe and structured, Sequel's layered look at Syrah is a concentrated, complex and well-composed effort that shows plenty of potential for further improvement with age. That said, its polish and seamless construction afford it plenty of near-term appeal, and those who are simply unable to wait for the four or five years it deserves will find it a most handsome mate to roast leg of lamb even now." Reviewed: July 2011

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