2013 Long Shadows "Pirouette" Columbia Valley Bordeaux Blend

SKU #1261626 93 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark While a step back from the blockbuster 2012, Philippe Melka’s 2013 Pirouette is no slouch and offers serious amounts of ripe black cherry fruits, graphite, hints of chocolate and plenty of sweet oak in a beautifully concentrated, ripe, textured package. Made from 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 12% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc (mostly from Red Mountain) that spent 22 months in 75% new French oak, give bottle 3-5 years in the cellar and enjoy over the following decade or more. (JD) Inner quote mark (6/2016)

93 points Vinous

Outer quote mark (15% alcohol with a 3.82 pH but significantly higher acidity than the Pedestal Merlot; Philippe Melka ferments this wine in 400-liter barrels): Dark ruby-red. Medicinal scents of black cherry, blueberry and violet, complicated by a whiff of game. Wonderfully suave and fine-grained, with a restrained sweetness perfectly countered by a light saline character, firm minerality and a solid tannic spine. A nicely focused vintage for this bottling, as the Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc brought very good acidity in 2013. Like Rolland, Philippe Melka looks for concentration through lower yields. In fact, a lot of this juice is declassified into Long Shadows' Nine Hats Red Blend and Cabernet Sauvignon bottlings. (ST) Inner quote mark (6/2016)

Share |
Price: $44.99
Add To Waiting List

Real Time Inventory by location:

The item you have chosen is not in stock in our retail stores or within our main warehouse.

Product turnaround time varies by location of inventory and your chosen method of shipping/pickup. For a detailed explanation click here.

Related Items

Loading recommendations

Additional Information: