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98 Point Wine Now in Stock – Long Shadows Pirouette 2008

Posted by John Eckhart Posted on Mar - 27 - 2012

Long Shadows Pirouette

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The Wine Enthusiast recently awarded Long Shadows Pirouette 98 points.  The winery is already sold out, but we’re here to take care of you, so Enoteca has secured some stock, and we’re offering it at the best price around, especially the Club Member pricing.  We fill orders on a first-come first-served basis, so you’re welcome to order as much as you want and if we haven’t run out, we’ll fill it for you.

Tasting Opportunities: There is an amazing Long Shadows wine makers dinner coming up on April 5th and a Long Shadows Wine Tasting at Enoteca with the wine maker and this wine on April 4th!  (We will save some for tasting, but purchase will only be possible at the event if we don’t sell out sooner.  He who hesitates takes a risk.)

Here’s what the winery says about this wine:

Philippe Melka and Agustin Huneeus, Sr. 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 enticing red blend.

Complex aromas and flavors of ripe prunes and spice are complemented on the palate by a rich and silky texture. The overall integration of the wine provides a fresh and pure impression of dark fruits with remarkable structure and a long-lasting finish.

Place an order for 750ml bottles here.

[Member: $44.99 / Retail: $49.99 / Member Case Each: $42.49]

Want to try a 1/2 bottle?  This way you can try a 98 point wine for a little bit more than 1/2 the price!  It’s easier to sneak it into the movies too, or give as gifts to everyone in the office.

Place an order for 375ml bottles here.

[Member: $25.19 / Retail: $27.99 / Member Case Each: $23.79]

Go big or go home, right?  We also have 2 magnums available

Place an order for 1.5L magnum bottles here.

[Member: $94.49 / Retail: $104.99 / Member Case Each: $89.24]

Here are the complete details that Long Shadows provides regarding this wine.

2008 Pirouette
Columbia Valley, Red Wine
Agustin Huneeus, Sr. & Philippe Melka

Philippe Melka and Agustin Huneeus, Sr. 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 enticing red blend.

Tasting Notes: Sweet aromas and flavors of ripe plums, mocha, licorice and spice are complemented on the palate by a rich and silky texture. The overall integration of the wine provides a fresh and pure impression of dark fruits with remarkable structure and a longlasting
finish.

Vintage: The 2008 growing season was a bit cooler than usual, delaying veraison slightly, but thorough care throughout the growing season kept the vines in balance and set the stage for an excellent vintage. Weather conditions were beautiful in September and October,
marked by the Columbia Valley’s warm fall days and cool nights. The grapes ripened perfectly, and the resulting wines offer lush, bold flavors and balanced acidity.

Winemaking: Hand-sorted grapes underwent a variety of fermentation techniques to enhance each component of this refined red blend. Cabernet Sauvignon was fermented with native yeasts in 400L oak barrels, gently rolled to give the wine incredible structure and richness without imparting bitterness. The remaining grapes were fermented in traditional stainless steel tanks, with select lots enjoying longer skin contact to enhance the wine’s dark color and rich mid-palate. Aged 22 months in Taransaud and Radoux French oak barrels, 75% new, the wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Vineyards: Cabernet Sauvignon from established vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills contributed texture and earthiness; old vine Sagemoor Cabernet adds another layer of richness and structure. One-third of the blend relies on Red Mountain grapes to give the wine its dark color and added backbone. Grapes from the Wahluke Slope (25%) contribute bright, juicy character.

Blend: 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot

Alcohol: 14.6%
pH: 3.77
TA: .56
Production: 1,234 cases

Categories: Fine Wine

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