L’Ecole No. 41 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, $40

By on July 18, 2013

L'Ecole No. 41 is one of the oldest and most respected wineries in the Walla Walla Valley.Owner/winemaker Marty Clubb blended grapes from six top vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley, including Seven Hills, Loess, Ferguson Ridge, Pepper Bridge, Va Piano and Yellow Jacket. Despite a cool, difficult year, he managed to craft a rich, full-bodied and complex red. It opens with aromas of minerality, plum, black cherry, Dr Pepper and coffee, followed by flavors of dark chocolate, black currant, black olive and cherry. It’s a big, dense wine that should continue to evolve in the cellar.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 1,760 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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