L'ecole No. 41

L'Ecole No. 41

Apogee Pepper Bridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Delicious with Pat’s rib eye steak ($37) — 18 days ago

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L'Ecole No. 41

Washington Merlot 2015

Happy birthday T! — 2 months ago

L'Ecole No. 41

Perigee Seven Hills Vineyard Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

L’Ecole’s flagship. Dark fruit, inky, good structure. Young for sure, but guts for years to come. Looking forward to revisiting this down the road. — 2 months ago

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L'Ecole No. 41

Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Soft nose of blueberries, black plums, oak, vanilla, licorice, eucalyptus, tobacco, dark coffee, earth, herbs, spices, dark chocolates and peppercorn.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, earth, light vegetables and tobacco leaf.

Tangy finish with green tannins and tangy raspberries.

This young Cabernet Sauvignon from Walla Walla Valley is starting to drink nicely now. Showing a nice mouthfeel and nice complexity, with some green notes, that show up as it opens up.

Needs time to open up properly. I gave it 90 minutes, but it might needs even longer.

Still young, but showing good potential. Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. Really nice with the double cream Brie cheese with wild mushrooms.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged for 18 months in French oak barrels (35% new).

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— a month ago

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L'Ecole No. 41

Columbia Valley Merlot 2017

Dark red purple with near black core. Inviting nose of black plum and graphite. Full-bodied palate confirms the nose with moderately firm tannins and medium plus acidity. Lingering dark graphite finish. This is what a “stinkin’ Merlot” should be like. Big, plush, and dark fruity. The almost Bordeaux-like mineral note adds to its capacity as a classic accompaniment to light cuts of beef, medium cheeses, or everyday casseroles. I’m enjoying with beef stroganoff. Drink now through 2025. — 2 months ago

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Daniel Bloom

Daniel Bloom

Merlot got a bad rap. Sometimes deservedly. Tell the naysayers to watch Sideways. They might get it. Then again.
Byron C Mayes

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@Daniel Bloom - No one should watch Sideways for anything other than entertainment value. It is a nice enough movie, but a poor commentary on wine.

L'Ecole No. 41

Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Delicious can with a peppery finish — 5 months ago

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L'Ecole No. 41

Old Vines Yakima Valley Chenin Blanc 2019


Perfect with lobster and family celebrations! — 16 days ago

L'Ecole No. 41

Frenchtown Red Blend 2019

Time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.

Purple in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of black plums, black currants, oak, spices, tobacco, vanilla, licorice, light alcohol, blueberries, light earth, pencil lead, coffee, chocolates and peppercorn.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, chocolates, tobacco and peppercorn.

Short finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a young red blend from Columbia Valley. Fruit forward with a nice mouthfeel.

A good everyday wine to sip on by the porch. Easy drinking, tangy and interesting.

Good now, and will be better in a couple of years. Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

A blend of 45% Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Syrah and Grenache. Aged for 9 months in neutral oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

— a month ago

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L'Ecole No. 41

Semillon 2015

I don’t normally like pairs yet somehow this wine makes me think of a pear I like. One whose texture is not too too. And also there’s a lot of other fun flavors like white pepper and lemon so maybe it’s just a pear with more personality and we get along — 3 months ago

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