Bordeaux Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington
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Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
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.
"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
- 11/16/2013 (50 items) (viewed 16 times)
Learn About Pirouette
Philippe Melka and Agustin Huneeus, Sr. teamed to combine the lore of old world winemaking, the advancements of new world technology, and small lots from Washington State’s finest vineyards to craft this unique blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Syrah.
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Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...
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