LONG SHADOWS Red Wine, Columbia Valley ‘Pirouette’ 2019

A stunning blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec, and 2% Petit Verdot that was aged for 22 months in all French oak barrels, with about 75% being new. The winemakers for this project are Philippe Melka & Agustin Huneeus Sr. I love Melka’s Napa Valley wines as he is the winemaker for dozens of projects in the valley. Dark plums, blackberry liquor, scorched earth, desert sage, and toasted baking spices jump from the glass. There is some grilled Blood orange aspects on the palate alongside black fruits and cedary herbs. Acidity and tannins are balanced and in check while finishing strong. Better in 2024. 2515 cases made. Highly recommended.
96 $70 2024-2034

United States Washington Columbia Valley

J. Young March, 2023  

Find More: WASHINGTON Vol. VII (2019-2022)

We use cookies on our website. Some of them are essential for the operation of the site, while others help us to improve this site and the user experience (tracking cookies). You can decide for yourself whether you want to allow cookies or not. Please note that if you reject them, you may not be able to use all the functionalities of the site.