L’Ecole No. 41 2011 Seven Hills Vineyard Estate Cabernet Franc, Walla Walla Valley, $36

By on July 6, 2014

lecole-seven-hills-vineyard-estate-cabernet-franc-2011-bottleMarty Clubb and winemaker Mike Sharon continue to use these grapes for their Perigee project, but they continue to grow production for this vineyard-designate wine. Enticing aromas of crushed herbs,red currant and blueberry gather up hints of coconut, chalkboard dust and menthol. It’s a gorgegous entry of black cherry and taut tannins as black currants, pomegranate acidity and chocolate keep everything together. As usual, club members of the schoolhouse winery grabbed all of this from the tasting room, so your best bet now is a well-connected wine merchant.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 245 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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