L’Ecole No. 41 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, $40

By on July 25, 2014

lecole-no-41-cabernet-sauvignon-walla-walla-valley-2011-bottleThe historic little schoolhouse folks refer to these as their Walla Walla Valley family of wines, and five diverse vineyard sites — Seven Hills, Summit View, Loess, Yellow Jacket and Ferguson come together for this release. Dusty oak aromas are joined by black currant, plum and coffee, along with chocolate and lilac. The sizable tannins arrive early and stay late with the flavors of blackberry, plum and dark chocolate, backed by pomegranate acidity. These wines are built to age 10-20 years, so don’t go hunting for this pup in the cellar just yet.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 2,130 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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