LONG SHADOWS Red Wine 'Pirouette' 2014

The 2014 'Pirouette' by Long Shadows is a stunning release from this Walla Walla property. This blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Petit Verdot, 17% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec, was aged in 75% new oak for 22 months prior to bottling. Made by Phillipe Melka, the Cabernet Sauvignon from Red Mountain is hand rolled in the barrel four times per day which disturbs the fruit and integrates the tannins. As this sensational wine begins to open it releases exotic aromas of graphite, blackberry pie, milk chocolate, cassis and roasted coffee. There are rich flavors of black cherries, mocha, black olive, crème de cassis, Asian spices, sagebrush and mint that sit alongside moderate tannins. Dense, chewy and backwards, this is gorgeous fruit driven red wine which is delicious now, but shoud also cellar well over the course of the next decade. (Best 2017-2032) - November, 2016 (OB)

Wine Specifications

  • Report Date: November, 2016
  • Producer: Long Shadows
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Drinking Window: 2017-2032
  • Estimated Value: $50
  • Country: United States
  • Region: Washington
  • Appellation: Walla Walla
  • Importer: N/A

Find More: Washington: Vol. II (2015/2016), WASHINGTON 2014

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