L’Ecole No. 41 2011 Seven Hills Vineyard Estate Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $35

By on June 18, 2014

L'Ecore Estate Syrah 2011 BottleshotMarty and Megan Clubb partnered up with a number of the Walla Walla Valley’s most illustrious winemakers in this 230-acre site on the Oregon side of the appellation, first planted in 1981. Three decades later, it produced this glorious expression of Syrah, which offers up aromas of plum sauce, blackberry and strawberry jam, backed by dark chocolate, moist earth and savory notes of bacon. The drink is loaded with flavor, bringing back blackberry and dark chocolate, but the real fascination comes with the feathery tannin feel reminiscent of Marionberry skin. And there’s ample acidity in the finish for balance.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 1,010 cases

Alcohol: 15%

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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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