L’Ecole No. 41 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $31

By on June 14, 2014

lecole-cabernet-sauvignon-columbia-valley-2011-bottleA cool vintage by Washington standards made for many food-friendly, ageworthy examples of Cabernet Sauvignon, and here’s a solid example. Aromas of Bing cherry, red currant, Dr Pepper, coffee and leaf tobacco are followed by flavors that continue red-toned fruit. The medium structure carries fine-grained tannins, more tobacco and a finish of blackberry.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 5,260 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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