Long Shadows Wineries Red Blend Columbia Valley Pirouette 2003

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Winemaking: Pirouette is a wine made in the vineyards. Philippe works with growers to keep yields below three tons pe...

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A Bordeaux blend that also contains 10% syrah. Bright ruby-red. Cassis, graphite, minerals, smoked meat and a whiff of herbs on the sweet nose. Swe... Read more

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/17/2009

A Bordeaux blend that also contains 10% syrah. Bright ruby-red. Cassis, graphite, minerals, smoked meat and a whiff of herbs on the sweet nose. Sweet and fat but firm in the mouth, with flavors of redcurrant and meat, perked up by sexy Taransaud oak ... Stephen Tanzer. A Proprietary Blend wine from Washington in USA. 2003 Long Shadows Pirouette 750ml


Winemaker's Notes:

Winemaking: Pirouette is a wine made in the vineyards. Philippe works with growers to keep yields below three tons per acres. At harvest, grapes are picked at perfect ripeness, and then sorted by hand at the winery. Only the highest quality clusters are retained for fermentation on the skins for up to 40 days, producing optimal color and tannin extraction. This wine was aged 22 months in 75% new oak with a selection of barrels from Taransaud, St. Martin and Ermitage. Vineyards: The Columbia Valley is a diverse growing region providing winemakers with the opportunity to add complexity and dimension to their wines by drawing from a broad cross-section of vineyards. For the 2005 Pirouette, a selection of outstanding Columbia Valley vineyards (48%) were chosen for their ripe fruit character; Wahluke Slope (24%) and Red Mountain (9%) vineyards added ripe tannins and flavors; Horse Heaven Hills vineyards (14%) including Cabernet Sauvignon from Champoux and Wallula Vineyards contributed texture and a distinct, earthy note to the wine; and Yakima Valley's Boushey Vineyard (5%) added an extra layer of dark fruit. Alcohol: 14.6% pH: 3.78 TA: 0.58 grams/100ml Blend: 57% Cabernet Sauvignon 20% Merlot 14% Syrah 5% Malbec 4% Cabernet Franc

Winemaking: Pirouette is a wine made in the vineyards. Philippe works with growers to keep yields below three tons per acres. At harvest, grapes are picked at perfect ripeness, and then sorted by hand at the winery. Only the highest quality clusters are retained for fermentation on the skins for up to 40 days, producing optimal color and tannin extraction. This wine was aged 22 months in 75% new oak with a selection of barrels from Taransaud, St. Martin and Ermitage. Vineyards: The Columbia Valley is a diverse growing region providing winemakers with the opportunity to add complexity and dimension to their wines by drawing from a broad cross-section of vineyards. For the 2005 Pirouette, a selection of outstanding Columbia Valley vineyards (48%) were chosen for their ripe fruit character; Wahluke Slope (24%) and Red Mountain (9%) vineyards added ripe tannins and flavors; Horse Heaven Hills vineyards (14%) including Cabernet Sauvignon from Champoux and Wallula Vineyards contributed texture and a distinct, earthy note to the wine; and Yakima Valley's Boushey Vineyard (5%) added an extra layer of dark fruit. Alcohol: 14.6% pH: 3.78 TA: 0.58 grams/100ml Blend: 57% Cabernet Sauvignon 20% Merlot 14% Syrah 5% Malbec 4% Cabernet Franc

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