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2016 Pirouette is made by Philippe Melka and itâ€™s a total blockbuster based on
68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, and the palate Petit Verdot, Cabernet
Franc, and Malbec that was fermented in barrel and aged 22 months in 75% new
oak. CrĂ¨me de cassis, blackberries, toasted spices, cedar, and forest floor
notes all emerge from this deep, rich, opulent red that has sweet tannins, a
thrilling texture, no hard edges, and a monster finish. This is another
best-to-date from this estate and itâ€™s an awesome wine.
Since the beginning, Long Shadows' Director of
Winemaking and Viticulture Gilles Nicault, has overseen the operations of the
winery and worked closely with the vintners to bring each winemakerâ€™s vision to
completion. Internationally renowned winemakers Randy Dunn (Feather Cabernet
Sauvignon); John Duval (Sequel Syrah); Philippe Melka (Pirouette Red Wine); and
Michel Rolland (Pedestal Merlot) are active partners in their respective wines.
Gilles now crafts Poetâ€™s Leap Riesling and Saggi, a Sangiovese/Cabernet
Sauvignon blend, in styles that remain true to their original winemakers, Armin
Diel and Giovanni Folonari respectively. Gilles crafts Chester-Kidder, a
Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah blend, independently.