L’Ecole No 41 2015 Seven Hills Vineyard Estate Cabernet Franc, Walla Walla Valley, $37

By on October 14, 2018

lecole no 41 seven hills vineyard cabernet franc 2015 bottle e1539714495120 - L'Ecole No 41 2015 Seven Hills Vineyard Estate Cabernet Franc, Walla Walla Valley, $37Historically, savvy supporters of L’Ecole don’t seem to waste any time in jumping on the limited release of Cabernet Franc, which Marty Clubb and Mike Sharon have been producing as single-variety bottlings since 2006. It’s a special project from blocks at Seven Hills, blocks that reach back to 1997, and some lots earn their way into the prized Perigee blend each year. A third of the French oak barrels were new, and the uber-ripe vintage of 2015 makes for smoky black cherry and blackberry notes backed by dark chocolate and a lingering trail of blueberry juice.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 238 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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