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Had our first Long Shadows wine tonight, the 2014 Pirouette. Interesting blend:
58% Cabernet Sauvignon
18% Petit Verdot
17% Merlot
7% Cabernet Franc
Didn't realize it was made by Philippe Melka, who made one of the best syrahs I've ever tasted.
Very different taste than any other wine I've had. Hard to describe. Quite fruit forward but not overbearing in any way. Smoke, graphite, purple plums, sweet cherries on the finish. Very nice but just barely worth the price.
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@bman posted:
Had our first Long Shadows wine tonight, the 2014 Pirouette. Interesting blend:
58% Cabernet Sauvignon
18% Petit Verdot
17% Merlot
7% Cabernet Franc
Didn't realize it was made by Philippe Melka, who made one of the best syrahs I've ever tasted.
Very different taste than any other wine I've had. Hard to describe. Quite fruit forward but not overbearing in any way. Smoke, graphite, purple plums, sweet cherries on the finish. Very nice but just barely worth the price.
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Haven't had that one but have loved the Pedestal and the Feather in the past.  Drank all of ours though

Long Shadows has an interesting model with guest winemakers making each of their wines:

Feather: Randy Dunn
Sequel: John Duval (Penfolds)
Pedestal: Michel Rolland (Le Bon Pasteur, Rolland-Maillet, etc)
Pirouette: Philippe Melka (Hundred Acre, Quintessa, etc.)
Poet’s Leap: Armin Diel (until 2016) (Schlossgut Diel)
Saggi: Ambrogio & Giovanni Folonari (until 2016)

@sunnylea57 posted:

Long Shadows has an interesting model with guest winemakers making each of their wines:

Feather: Randy Dunn
Sequel: John Duval (Penfolds)
Pedestal: Michel Rolland (Le Bon Pasteur, Rolland-Maillet, etc)
Pirouette: Philippe Melka (Hundred Acre, Quintessa, etc.)
Poet’s Leap: Armin Diel (until 2016) (Schlossgut Diel)
Saggi: Ambrogio & Giovanni Folonari (until 2016)

Very interesting Sunny.  That's a rather impressive line-up.  I'm not surprised I liked the Pirouette so much - we had our first Melka wines in Florida earlier this year and they were wonderful.  And given my love of every John Duval wine I've had, I'm gonna have to try to find some Sequel - if we ever get to go to the US again!  (presuming these vinos can't be found here.....)

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