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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Pedestal Merlot
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Pedestal Merlot 2008

Columbia Valley, Washington, United StatesThe Michel Rolland label Pedestal is in essence a blend of merlot (81), cabernet sauvignon (12), cabernet franc (4) and petit verdot (3) and production is just over 2,000 cases. Rolland's style is always generous and is perhaps amped up by the warm Washington weather. Look for rich black fruits, plums, with plenty of oak mocha, coffee and bitter chocolate notes. Always textured and layered there is enough balance to let the fruit shine through the finish. A large a part of the fruit is grown on or near Red Mountain. This will be a very fine bottle in six to ten years, if you must serve it now try it with roast beef.Tasted: 30 November 2012Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Stuart TobePrices: BC 56.00 specialty listing US 55.00 retail ON 60.00 Vintages AB 75.00 fine wine shops QC 75.00 Producer: Long Shadows VintnersDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Varietal: MerlotCSPC: 680082UPC: 808755003853