L’Ecole No. 41 2010 Seven Hills Vineyard Estate Merlot, Walla Walla Valley, $35

By on October 28, 2013

lecole-seven-hills-vineyard-estate-merlot-2010-bottleOne of the Northwest’s most acclaimed vineyards was first planted in 1981, three years before the bi-state appellation was established and eight years prior to MIT grad Marty Clubb taking over the family’s winemaking. The use of French oak, 40% new barrels, allows for notes of dark plum, black cherry cola, blackberry, clove and crushed walnut. There’s an elegant entry of cherry, dark chocolate and raspberry fruit leather, backed by moderate tannins, ground coffee and pie cherry filling.

Production: 1,065 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

Rating: Recommended


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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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