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Meet Long Shadows Chief Wine Maker Gilles Nicault Weds. 7pm at Enoteca

Posted by John Eckhart Posted on Apr - 03 - 2012

Long Shadows Family

Dear Enotecans,

This is a huge opportunity.  The wine maker who touches every single bottle of wine from the Long Shadows project will be at Enoteca this Wednesday, April 4th at 7pm.  We’re taking this amazing opportunity to open every one of the Long Shadows wines with him.  We still have some seats available, so don’t hesitate to purchase tickets to the Long Shadows tasting here.

We’re pouring all the Long Shadows wines, and the cost is $35 per person. Seating is limited, once the tickets are gone, they’re gone.

The wine maker dinner featuring Gilles and the wines is on April 5th at 6pm, and I hear there are 2 tickets left to that event.

Note: Enoteca strives to bring you the best experience in wine and beer. Due to the popularity of our events we have had to change our policy on event tickets. Now you buy tickets online, just like concert tickets. They’re not yours until they’re paid for, and when we fill up, tickets are no longer available. Unfortunately we can no longer provide refunds FOR EVENTS. You will be emailed a receipt for your payment of the ticket, and you can print this for verification of the ticket.

Purchase tickets to the Long Shadows tasting here.

What’s the Big Deal with Long Shadows?

Long Shadows Vintners is a consortium of ultra-premium wineries. Led by Washington wine pioneer Allen Shoup, Long Shadows has brought a “dream team” of world-renowned vintners to Washington State’s Columbia Valley.  These wines represent some of the very best wines Washington State has to offer.

Wednesday April 4th at 7pm

Enoteca will be sharing eight ultra-premium Long Shadows Vintners wines. This is a unique opportunity as these wines are extremely limited in nature and this is the only time of year we can get them all together in one place.

To taste all of these wines by buying the bottles, it would cost you over $400 plus tax. This is an incredible opportunity to taste them all for only $35.

Who Are the Winemakers and Why Should I Care?

The world’s best wines are all made by great winemakers. The Long Shadows Vintners winemaking group brings in these winemakers to use Washington State fruit to create world-class bottles.

  • Randy Dunn– Caymus and Dunn Vineyards superstar Randy Dunn created one of Napa’s best Cabernet Sauvignon’s and was instrumental in putting Napa Valley on the map as a Cabernet terroir. Feather Cabernet Sauvignon earned 93 points from Wine Advocate.
    Read More About Randy Dunn and Feather Cabernet Sauvignon
  • John Duval– Australia’s best wine is a Syrah called Penfolds Grange.John Duval was the winemaker for this incredible bottle that now lives on in wine lore. Sequel Syrah earned 94 points from Wine Advocate, 92 points from Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, and 93 points from Wine Advocate and Connoisseur’s Guide to California Wine.
    Read More About John Duval and Sequel Syrah
  • Michel Rolland– Pomerol France produces some of the finest Merlotbased Bordeauxs. One of their finest vintners and consultant to many of the world’s most famous wineries, Michel Rolland is the perfect person to craft the concentrated and beautiful Pedestal Merlot. Pedestal Merlot earned 96 points from Connoisseur’s Guide and 94 points from Wine Advocate.
    Read More About Michel Rolland and Pedestal Merlot
  • Ambrogio & Giovanni Folonari– The Folonaris are among Italy’s oldestand most prestigious Tuscan wine families with a winemaking history dating back to the late 1700s. These guys, a father and son team, created one of the earliest Super Tuscans to hit it big. Saggi earned 93 points from Steven Tanzer, 92 points from Wine Advocate and 90 points from Wine Spectator.
    Read More About Ambrogio & Giovanni Folonari and Saggi
  • Gilles Nicault– A French-born and educated winemaker that has spent his wine-making career in Cote Du Rhone, Provence, Champagne and then on to Washington State where he has worked with Hogue and Woodward Canyon. Gilles is married to Winemaker Marie-Eve Gilla of Forgeron Cellars, a highly accredited winemaker in her own right.Chester-Kidder earned 93+ points from Wine Advocate and 92 points from Steven Tanzer.
    Read More About Gilles Nicault and Chester-Kidder
  • Armin Diel–His peers consider Armin Diel is one of Germany’s most acclaimed Riesling producers. His family has owned the celebrated estate of Schlossgut Diel in Burg Layen in the Nahe River Valley since 1802. 2009 Vintage Ranked #7 in Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 List, with 95 points! Prior vintages of Poet’s Leap earned 94 points from Wine Enthusiast, 92 points from Wine & Spirits, and 91 points from Wine Advocate.
    Read More About Armin Diel and Poet’s Leap
  • Philippe Melka & Agustin Huneeus, Sr.–Melka and Hunneeus win the prize for interesting names, and they’ve been accomplished winemakers in Napa Valley. Hunneeus also has worked in Chile and has brought these wineries into note: Veramonte (Primus) and Concha y Toro of Chile, and Franciscan Oakville Estate, Mount Veeder, Estancia and Quintessa of California. Melka has worked with Petrus, Haut Brion and Dominus, Marston, Seavey, Constant, Lail, Caldwell, Quintessa, 100 Acre, and Vineyard 29, and his own label, Cabernet Metisse. His wife works in the laboratory at Silver Oak. Pirouette earned 93+ points from Wine Advocate, 90 points from Wine Spectator, and 91 points from Connoisseurs’ Guide, and this year’s 2008 Release earned 98 points from Wine Enthusiast!
    Read More About Philippe Melka & Agustin Huneeus, Sr. and Pirouette
  • That’s not all! Visit the Long Shadow’s Vintners website to read more!

All wines are between 93 and 98 points!

Seating is limited.

Note: Point values are based on the previous vintage and are meant just to give an idea of the quality available in these wines.

Current vintages have not been reviewed by major wine press yet, except Pirouette.

Note: Enoteca strives to bring you the best experience in wine and beer. Due to the popularity of our events we have had to change our policy on event tickets. Now you buy tickets online, just like concert tickets. They’re not yours until they’re paid for, and when we fill up, tickets are no longer available. Unfortunately we can no longer provide refunds FOR EVENTS. You will be emailed a receipt for your payment of the ticket, and you can print this for verification of the ticket.

Purchase tickets to the Long Shadows tasting here.

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