Tag Archives: L’Ecole No. 41

2007 L’Ecole NO 41 Perigee Walla Walla

This has long been one of the great luxurious velvety reds for me, that’s not incredibly ageable but is real complex and like I said before, luxurious. Perigee is a blend of the oldest and most distinguished blocks from our Estate Seven Hills Vineyard renowned for its rich elegance, seductive aromas and complex, silky finish. Purple ruby color. On the nose, youthful, medium+ intensity, plum, cherry, currant, leather, chocolate, espresso, not earthy, and slight if any earth. On the palate, dry, medium+ intenisty, silky, plum, cherry, chocolate, latte, spice, very velvety, with silky tannins, medium acidity, and good length to the finish. Always and forever will be a real crowd pleaser, I only wish I had cases of this wine to break out for everyone who doubted Washington wine.    

2007 L’ecole NO 41 Syrah Columbia Valley

It gets somewhat tiring preaching the gospel of certain wines to a deaf audience, but seriously folks, you just cant find wines of this caliber for this price in California. Find a Napa Valley Syrah that costs $20 and delivers like this, I dare you! Purple garnet color. On the nose, youthful, black cherry, black…Continue Reading

2006 L’Ecole NO 41 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Ruby color. On the nose, youthful, medium+ intensity, black cherry, black currant, cedar, herbs, moderate oak, and no earth to speak to. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium tannin, moderate alcohol, medium acidity, very nice balance, with a solid finish. Pretty Cabernet that screams high quality Columbia Valley fruit for a modest price tag.…Continue Reading

2006 L’ecole No 41 Merlot Columbia Valley

Solid little Merlot from one of the more consistent over-achievers in the state. Nice ruby color. On the nose, youthful, medium+ intensity, plums, cherries, figs, cocoa, tobacco, tomato leaf, slight oak, and no detectable earth. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium tannins, nice black and red cherry quik, some vegetal element, medium body, medium…Continue Reading

2006 L’Ecole No 41 Apogee Walla Walla

In all fairness i tasted this a few hours after opened, it smelled much better when I opened it. On the nose, youthful, medium- intensity, pretty muted, black currants, cherries, stem, just kind of flat beyond that. On the palate, dry, medium tannin, medium acidity, turning into pretty flavorless alcohol. I was shocked at how…Continue Reading

2006 L’Ecole No. 41 Syrah Columbia Valley

Another producer with a history of making excellent wine at reasonable prices, with perhaps the best tasting room in the state. On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, meat, sweaty funk, black pepper, mulberry, blackberry, plum, loaded with spice, dust, vanilla, chocolate, oak is present, slight traces of earth. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium…Continue Reading