2020 2020 ACS
- Winemaker Gilles Nicault
- Appellation Columbia Valley
- Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Allen Chester Shoup led the Washington State wine industry through its formative years before establishing Long Shadows Vintners in 2002. Throughout a storied career that spanned 42 years, he made it his mission to showcase the world-class quality of Washington vineyards and wines. As a tribute to Allen’s vision, influence, and leadership, we created this exclusive Cabernet Sauvignon bottling that reflects the best of the growing region. Only 125 cases produced.
Deeply concentrated and polished with a broad spectrum of aromatics spanning from ripe dark fruits, graphite, plum puree, cocoa and roasted meats. The vibrant character of this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is highlighted by a dense core or blackberry flavors and a silky texture that hold it all together. Complex and profound, the wine extends its energy and purity across a long-lasting finish.
For this wine, we selected a very special block (#505) planted at our Kaiser Vineyard with Clone 7 on the Horse Heaven Hills. This block that hangs above the Columbia River, yields refined tannins and old-world aromas and flavors like dried herbs and black currants.