Pirouette 2009 Red, Columbia Valley, $50

By on July 29, 2013

pirouette-long-shadows-2009-bottleAgustin Huneeus and Phillipe Melka became friends while Melka worked in Napa on the Quintessa wines for Huneeus. Their seventh release for Walla Walla’s famed Long Shadows portfolio is dedicated to Bordeaux varieties and leans heavily on Red Mountain and venerable Sagemoor in its blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (57%), Merlot (27%), Cabernet Franc (13%) and Malbec. The nose brings in scents of a humidor along with fresh fig and moist Medjool dates, cola and Tootsie Roll. Black cherry and black currant flavors provide a juicy and hedonistic entry as the profile of tannin and black pepper takes over.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 1,415 cases

Alcohol: 14.9%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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