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Pirouette Red Blend
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17¼/20

Pirouette Red Blend 2014

Columbia Valley, Washington, United StatesPhilippe Melka and Agustin Huneeus Sr. are the architects of this ultra-elegant Washington red blend that exceeds all expectations in 2014. Finesse is the word that best describes the 2014, a vintage that delivers all Washington has to offer, without blowing your palate out with spice and alcohol. The wine spends 22-months in superior French oak barrels, of which three quarters are new oak. The Red Mountain sourced cabernet sauvignon ferments in 400L French oak barrels that were gently rolled throughout fermentation. The petit verdot (18%), merlot (17%), cabernet franc (7%) and malbec (1%) ferments in traditional stainless steel tanks. The nose has that savoury northwest appeal with bits of lead pencil, olives and cassis. The palate is perfectly balanced with stony, plummy, mineral, red and black fruit flavours. Dense yet balanced, this will age effortlessly for a decade or more.Tasted: 05 September 2017Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 85.00 private wine shops ON 85.00 Vintages AB 77.00 fine wine shops US 55.00 estimated retail Producer: Long Shadows VintnersDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Petit Verdot - Cabernet Franc - MalbecCSPC: 949552UPC: 808755003846