L’Ecole No. 41 2012 Syrah, Columbia Valley, $25

By on March 19, 2015

L'Ecole No. 41 2012 Syrah labelThe Walla Walla Valley’s Frenchtown schoolhouse turns 100 this year, and this Lowden landmark takes Syrah and Grenache (20%) from Alder Ridge, Bacchus, Candy Mountain, StoneTree and their estate Seven Hills vineyard for a vibrant bottling of Syrah. Aromas of dark plum, blackberry, blueberry pie and mincemeat spices transitions into a bold, dark and rich drink. Plum and Marionberry flavors are wrapped with dense tannins and delicious pomegranate acidity. This earned a silver medal at the 2015 Seattle Wine and Food Experience Wine Awards.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 2,230 cases

Alcohol: 15%

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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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