L’Ecole No. 41 2010 Seven Hills Vineyard Estate Perigee, Walla Walla Valley, $50

By on September 13, 2013

lecole-perigee-2010-bottleThis historic little schoolhouse in Lowden, Wash., is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and Marty Clubb’s proprietary blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (15%), Cabernet Franc (10%), Malbec (10%) and Petit Verdot also is built for the long haul. Heady aromas of fresh boysenberry, cherry preserves, lavender, lilac and cedar are transformed into a creamy entry of plum sauce and macerated cherries. The midpalate slowly builds with powerful tannins, a structure that, combined with blueberry acidity, is destined for greatness with cellaring.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 1,110 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%


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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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