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Date Printed: 8/28/2014
Pirouette  2007
Pirouette 2007
(search item no. 116899)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 8/28/2014: $51.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A rich, deeply colored wine bursting with complex aromas and flavors of wild berries, black cherry, currant, licorice and cedar. Firm and focused, yet elegantly styled, the 2007 Pirouette combines richness and depth with silky tannins to provide a lush mouthfeel and lingering finish.
My Notes:

Additional wines from Pirouette:

  • 2011 (search item no. 126096)
  • 2011 (search item no. 126096)

About Pirouette:

Agustin Huneeus, Sr. (Quintessa) and acclaimed winemaker Philippe Melka teamed to combine the traditions of old world winemaking, the advancements of new world technology, and small lots from Washington State’s finest vineyards to craft this classic Bordeaux-styled blend. Pirouette is one of six distinct red wines from the Long Shadows Vintners collection.

Richly layered and complex, the wine is unfiltered and unfined to allow for a generous spectrum of aromas and flavors including black cherry, sweet spices and a hint of earth. The wine’s refined texture provides a seductive mouth feel and lengthy finish.

Long Shadows partners Agustin Huneeus, Sr. and Philippe Melka craft Pirouette in the vineyard by working with a select group of growers to keep yields low and ensure grapes are picked at the perfect time. Once at the winery, grapes are hand-sorted and only the highest quality clusters undergo a controlled fermentation on the skins to produce optimal color and tannin extraction. After this, the wine is aged an average of 22 months in 70 percent new French oak.