Hello friends. Long Shadows continues to be on fire, ripping through vintages and selling out within months (days? minutes?) of release. To put this into context, we were offering 2008 Feather in summer 2012. That means they’ve sold out six vintages (08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13) in the span of four years. That’s crazy.
So crazy, in fact, that they’ve basically moved entirely to a pre-sell model for the Seattle market. Here’s an excerpt of the e-mail I just received from Long Shadows’ Seattle representatives:
We often spend a great deal of verbiage describing new releases, but with the Long Shadows portfolio, not much needs to be said. These wines speak better for themselves than anything we could put in print. With the brilliant winemaking skills of John Duval (Sequel) and the Folonari brothers (Saggi), these expressions of Syrah and Sangiovese, respectively, are clearly amongst the finest in Washington state today. We have been forced once again to allocate these new releases due to their limited availability:
2014 Long Shadows Saggi: Your allocation – [REDACTED; picture a small/scary number] six-packs
2014 Long Shadows Sequel: Your allocation – [REDACTED; sad face] six-packs
Both Sequel and Saggi will be in the warehouse by the first week of August and ready for shipment. If you wish any additional allocations please let me know at your earliest convenience!
That is a quick deadline for allocation requests, and that explains why we’re turning around this offer as quickly as possible. I won’t be able to provide any tasting notes for these wines, or even technical information for this vintage, but at this point, the pedigree and year-after-year consistency of the project speaks for itself. Please try to get order requests in by end of day Monday; we need to stake our claim Tuesday morning.
Please limit order requests to 12 bottles of each wine, and we’ll do our best to fulfill all requests. The wines should arrive in a week or two, at which point they will be ready for pickup or shipping during the next temperature-appropriate shipping window.