L’Ecole No. 41 2010 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $24

By on October 5, 2013

lecole-no-41-merlot-columbia-valley-2010-bottle“Robust” helps describe the core of what’s one of the largest production Merlots in Washington, and it’s a star-studded lineup of vineyards behind it, including Bacchus & Dionysus, Klipsun, Pepper Bridge, Seven Hills and StoneTree. Smoky black cherries, red plum, huckleberry and vanilla aromas lead to flavors of dark cherry and black plum. Sturdy tannins, joined by pomegranate acidity, create pleasing length.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 4,020 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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