A hat for every occasion.
Launched in 2007, Nine Hats was inspired by Long Shadows’ team of nine internationally renowned vintners. A decade later, the portfolio now stands on its own, with a tip of the hat to those who first envisioned it.
In the beginning, there was one Nine Hats wine, a red blend created from Long Shadows’ declassified barrels to support the winemakers’ ongoing, strict selection process for their signature wines. The overwhelming success of the Red Wine lead to the expansion of the brand and Nine Hats has come out of the “shadows” to assemble a portfolio of eight uniquely sophisticated wines.
Today, Long Shadows’ director of winemaking and enology, Gilles Nicault, oversees a team of winemakers dedicated to producing Nine Hats. The wines are styled for quality and everyday enjoyment.
A multi-layered, deep crimson blend offering the distinctive flavors of Bordeaux varietals held together by savory notes of Syrah. This wine displays a wonderfully rich and refined texture complimented by vibrant aromas and flavors of black cherry, red currants and cocoa that lead to a long, pure finish.
Brilliant color and a delicate bouquet of blueberries and nutmeg spice lead to a vibrant mouthfeel that evolves beautifully with flavors of Bing cherries, mocha, cassis and earthy notes. The wine’s backbone marries well with it’s richness and depth to provide balance reminiscent of a right bank Bordeaux. Half of the Merlot component is from the Horse Heaven Hills AVA, providing this wine with its silky tannins, and from the Walla Walla AVA for its richness. The Cabernet Franc from the Weinbau Vineyard provides elegance and balance.
Our Nine Hats Tasting room is located at:
14450 Woodinville-Redmond Rd., Suite 105
Woodinville, WA 98072
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 12pm – 5pm
Friday – Saturday 12pm – 6pm