Pirouette offers vibrant aromas of black cherry, violets, and incense that leap from the glass. Ripe currant flavors, hints of black olive, roasted coffee bean and vanilla nuances provide layers of depth, with excellent structure and polished tannins contributing to its lengthy finish.
"Scents of violets and raspberries lead on the bouquet, with plenty of rich new-oak aromas. It's bright and spicy in the mouth, youthful and balanced, with terrific energy and aging potential."
"In need of short-term cellaring, the 2010 Red Wine Pirouette, made by Philippe Melka out of Napa Valley, is a blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot that spent 22 months in 100% French oak. Offering ripe, toasty notes of smoked earth, herbs, chocolate and assorted black fruits, it is medium-bodied, firm and focused on the palate, with great acidity and edgy tannin. It's a classy, elegant and age-worthy Bordeaux blend that should evolve positively..."
The Wine Advocate