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What’s in a name

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.



2014 Red Wine
Nine Hats 2014 Red Wine45% Cabernet Sauvignon
30% Merlot
20% Syrah
5% Mourvedre

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.

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2014 Merlot
nine-hats-merlot-201487% Merlot
13% Cabernet Franc

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.

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2014 Syrah
Nine Hats 2014 SyrahThis full-bodied red has a complex flavor profile with hints of sage and black olive tapenade along with dark cherry, blueberry and sweet spice. Polished tannins sail across the palate. The finish is long and lively. One third of the Syrah came from the Yakima Valley which provided elegance, while fruit from the Walla Walla Valley contributed richness and roundness. Cabernet Sauvignon gives the wine its backbone. Aged 16 months in French oak barrels.
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2014 Malbec
Nine Hats 2014 MalbecThe inspiration for Nine Hats came from the nine internationally acclaimed winemakers who contribute their time and talents to develop the wines of Long Shadows Vintners. Sourced exclusively from Weinbau Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope, this 100% Malbec displays deep color and flavors of muddled blackberries, dark cherries, baking spice and pleasant savory notes. Firm tannins make for a full-bodied wine that offers a rich and lengthy finish. Aged 16 months in neutral French oak barrels.
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2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Nine Hats 2014 Cabernet SauvignonRich and supple, with expressive notes of dark chocolate and cherry reminiscent of Black forest cake; lively, dark fruit; and appealing hints of oak spice complimented by a luscious mouthfeel and a long, satisfying finish. Sourced predominately from Red Mountain vineyards, this wine is true to the growing region’s reputation for Cabernet Sauvignon with plenty of backbone and vibrant texture. Aged 20 months in French oak barrels prior to bottling.
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2014 Viognier
Nine Hats 2014 ViognierGrown on a south-facing slope of The Benches Vineyard at Wallula, the fruit for this Viognier matured in the shade of well-managed canopies. The grapes were then hand-harvested and fermented in both stainless steel and neutral oak barrels to retain the wine’s minerality and elegance. An aromatic explosion of citrus, ripe peach, tropical fruits and flowers are meshed with flavors of apricot and pineapple. Concentrated but balanced with racy acidity, the finish is spicy and long.
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2014 Chardonnay
Nine Hats 2015 ChardonnayThis Chardonnay has a beautiful golden hue and displays aromas of stone fruit and yeastiness. Its creamy texture is well balanced by bright acidity and a full mid palate that provide layers and vibrancy from beginning to end. It was sourced from The Benches Vineyard (Wallula) in the Horse Heaven Hills on a steep, west facing slope. The wine underwent 100% barrel fermentation and was aged for 8 months in 100% French oak barrels (50% new).
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2015 Pinot Gris
Nine Hats 2015 Pinot GrisSourced exclusively from The Benches Vineyard at Wallula (1,400 feet above the Columbia River), where a constant breeze moderates temperatures to capture fresh flavors and give the wine its vibrant mouthfeel. A light squeeze of the grapes on the press and a cool fermentation is used to enhance the Pinot Gris’ racy character. Appealing floral aromas lead to flavors of apricot, grapefruit, honey dew melon and lime zest with a hint of spice. The wine’s viscous mouth feel is balanced nicely by its crisp acidity.
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2015 Riesling
Nine Hats 2015 RieslingNine Hats is a balanced Riesling showing racy character and citrus aromas mixed with apricot and pear flavors. It is a lively wine that keeps evolving to a bright finish that lingers with a pleasant layer of minerality.The 2013 Nine Hats Riesling was sourced from The Benches Vineyard on the Horse Heaven Hills (25%) and from Bacchus Vineyard (75%) just north of Pasco, Washington.
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Upcoming Events

The New Vintage

See and be seen at this stylish soirée. Discover your new favorite Washington wine, chat with celebrity chefs about their gourmet bites, and dance the night away. And don’t forget to sneak into the popular Rosé Lounge for a glass of pink before the evening ends.

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
Friday, March 24th from 7pm-10pm
Tickets $75


Taste of Washington & Grand Tasting

Get ready for the culmination of Taste Washington. This two-day tasting event gathers over 235 Washington wineries, 65 top restaurants, renowned local and national chefs, and more – all for the enjoyment of your taste buds.

CenturyLink Field Event Center
Saturday, March 25th from 1:00pm-5:30pm
Sunday, March 26th from 1:00pm-5:30pm
Tickets $95-$165 per day
Two-day tickets $165-$210





Please Visit Us

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

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