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Monday, April 16, 2007

Pirouette 2004

A Long Shadows proprietary blend consisting of 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 13% Petite Verdot, and 11% Syrah. Philippe Melka and Agustin Huneeus, Sr. teamed to combine the lore of old world wine making, the advancements of new world technology, and small lots from Washington State’s finest vineyards to create this unique blend. The color as you would guess is dark and inky from the inclusion of the Syrah and the nose is very intriguing boasting layers of black currant, black licorice, black raspberry, oak, and lots of dark fruit flavors. This wine will benefit from decanting properly and will unfold more aroma as it opens. The flavors are of powerful black currants, prunes, mouth coating ripe blackberry, and sweet oak tannin. The finish is medium in length,very full on the palate with lots of power, and lingers with lots of oak and blackberry. This wine is very young and should be cellared for a few years to truly unlock it's potential but I really like how it's showing now. I score the wine 91 points.
 
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