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Long Now Wine Gets High Marks

by Austin Brown on November 13th, 02008

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Long Now’s eponymous red wine by the Pelissero winery was recently reviewed by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.  Both the 2005 and 2006 vintages received “outstanding” ratings of 92.

Antonio Galloni says,

The 2005 Long Now possesses awesome richness, nuance and detail. A blend of Nebbiolo and Barbera, it sweeps across the palate with tons of dense, layered fruit. The wine’s considerable richness covers the tannins nicely, but there is plenty of structure underneath. This is a gem from Giorgio Pelissero.  Anticipated maturity: 2010-2018.

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The estate’s 2006 Long Now (Nebbiolo, Barbera) is a massive, powerful wine. With some time in the glass its voluptuous dark fruit gradually comes forward, enhanced by overtones of minerals, spices, toasted oak and menthol. This remains a very reticent, brooding wine in need of several years of bottle age, yet it is very promising.  Anticipated maturity: 2011-2021.

The Pelissero winery is a 3rd generation winery in the Piedmont area of Italy that has been growing wine grapes for several millennia.  They are traditionally known for their Nebbiolo and Barbera grapes.  The Long Now wine is their first blend of the two grapes, and we were honored that they named it after our project.  The labels are printed with archival inks on acid free paper and the corks are flame marked “Long Now”.

Pelissero’s Long Now wine can be purchased at various online wine merchants such as Vinfolio or International Cellar.  The Long Now Store page lists outlets in California carrying the wine.  Some of the older vintages have received similar ratings and recent in house tests here at Long Now confirm they are maturing wonderfully :)

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