Dark ruby with purple hues. Black plum, dark cherry, boysenberry, sour plum flower, violet, and lavender with orange blossom undertone. Ceder box, tobacco and mocha with some potting soil earthiness. Minimal spice. Velvet smooth on the palate with medium+ body. Attack exhibits its concentration of flavors but neither is it out of balance nor overwhelming. Alcohol is noticeable towards the finish and well tamed but moderate acidity carries through the long finish. Medium tannin is smooth throughout. Floral in characteristic with much afforded temperance on imparting secondary aromas in respect to quality fruit itself. It's a Libournais style wine made with new world fruit. This would pair excellently with bone-in fillet, or lightly seasoned chateaubriand.
We shared this with friends on NYE. It was decanted for a couple of hours before dinner. Dinner was NY Strip steak with mushroom sauce and the wine paired well. While it was good, we didn't find it outstanding. There didn't seem to be much complexity and the finish, while smooth, seemed a tad flat. Very fruit forward initially and a lovely bouquet, but we were expecting more based on the winemakers reputation and the great reviews here.
- Medium forming legs - Drank over 3 days, delicious. Very concentrated, lush, velvety sweet dark fruits of blueberry currant, blackberry. Tannins well integrated but plenty for structure, long finish. Paired well with kick ass salty ribeyes, brought out the sweetness of the fruit. New world and lovely.
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(Long Shadows Pirouette Columbia Valley) An aromatically intriguing wine with dark cherries, licorice, herbs, and nut oil. The palate is supremely concentrated, coiled, layered, and rich with tremoring intensity. A hyperextended finish only adds to the enjoyment of this delicious, sculpted blend. Still tightly wound, give two plus years or an extended decant before opening but your patience will be rewarded. 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Malbec. 14.9% alcohol
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