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Pirouette Red Blend
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16¾/20

Pirouette Red Blend 2015

Columbia Valley, Washington, United StatesAgustin Huneeus, Sr. and Philippe Melka are the “Long Shadows” behind Pirouette. The 2015 blend is a mix of 65/21/11/3 cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit verdot and malbec. British Columbians will remember the super warm 2015 growing season in the northwest that followed a warm, dry spring. The cool nights of summer were the key to saving this wine from being a monster providing the acidity and elegance to temper its warm, rich fruit. Like most years the wine spends 22-months in French oak barrels that are 75 percent new. The Red Mountain sourced cabernet sauvignon ferments in 400L French oak barrels that were gently rolled throughout fermentation. The other varieties ferment in traditional stainless-steel tanks. We love the savoury, northwest undercurrent which also helps to temper the richness and power of this Bordeaux blend replete with black fruits, olives and a stony minerality. This needs a long rest to be re-examined in 2022.Tasted: 03 November 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 88.92 private wine shops ON 75.00 Vintages AB 65.00 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