Pirouette 2017

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Pirouette 2017

Winemaker Notes

Philippe Melka, named one of the top nine winemakers in the world by Robert Parker, used small lots from Washington State's finest vineyards to craft this enticing red blend.

Bordeaux Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington. The 2017 Pirouette has an expressive nose with a firm core of dark fruit and mocha flavors, displaying a layered concentration of black cherry and well-integrated oak spices. Vibrant and full-bodied across the mid-palate, this is a texturally pleasing wine with a broad and lengthy finish. Blend: 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 13% Malbec, 9% Petit Verdot


Critical Acclaim

Jeb Dunnuck 96: The 2017 Pirouette checks in as 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 13% Malbec, and the rest Petit Verdot. Gorgeous crème de cassis, crushed flowers, white chocolate, and espresso notes all give way to a full-bodied, thrillingly textured, layered red that has terrific tannins, no hard edges, and a great, great finish. It can be drunk today but will develop additional complexity with 3-4 years of bottle age and keep for two decades or more.

Robert Parker 94: Deep ruby in color, the 2017 Pirouette is an instant success on the nose with scents of juicy plums, cassis, dark cherry compote and blackberry essence. The nose continues with seamless oak tones of vanilla and cinnamon that compound with elements of juicy tobacco and fresh violets. Full-bodied, the wine explodes on the palate with a kaleidoscope of red and black fruit flavors, a spicy undercurrent and a firm tannic structure that will lend to its longevity. The wine concludes with bitter dark chocolate flavors, dark cherry skin essence and elevated alcohol. This wine is smoking at this price. I want more!

James Suckling 93: This is a solid, dusty blend with chewy tannins, tight and focused, ripe fruit and a long, flavorful finish. This shows cool richness and intensity with dried-herb and tar undertones to the fruit. Give this time to come together and soften. 58% cabernet sauvignon, 20% merlot, 13% malbec and 9% petit verdot. Better after 2021.

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