L'ecole No. 41

L'Ecole No. 41

Columbia Valley Merlot 2020

I like this Merlot from Walla Walla Washington. From mineral rich glacial soils. Simple but very satisfying. Burst with berries and goes well with any food. — 9 months ago

L'Ecole No. 41

Ferguson Commemorative Reserve Red Blend 2013

Smooth and sophisticated, this wine has excellent balance of fruits and acidity, with a hint of spice and pepper. The oak is sparingly applied so the flavors really pop. — 2 years ago

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Jonathan Wall

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Hi Paul. Haven’t seen you on here much lately. Hope you are drinking well!?
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Hi Jonathan, I was laid low by long COVID (PACS) for a couple of years. My mental faculties are only now fully returning. I am back! 😼
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Paul, Really sorry to hear that and glad you pulled through! Wine can be a nice recovery enjoyment. Hopefully your sense of smell and taste has come back. I had a fortunate quick fight with COVID but my sense of smell took a hit for a while… elegant and subtle wines don’t do it for me anymore… hahaha. Glad to have you back!

L'Ecole No. 41

Columbia Valley Sémillon 2021

Revisiting the vintage — 3 months ago

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L'Ecole No. 41

Apogee Pepper Bridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014


2014. Excellent color, robust flavors but over bearing Try to find again. — 6 months ago


Keyneton Euphonium Barossa Shiraz Blend 2018

From the 41 wine lineup tasted blind at the Downs Club to find the new Members Premium Red - this was a late entry at No. 41. My brief notes when tasted blind “Sweet Red Fruited Perfume. A mid weight balanced palate with lovely ripe black fruits. I like this. “ In my top 5 from the initial tasting. Unfortunately not much love from the other tasters present much to their dismay when its identity was revealed. A high quality blind tasting as most of the candidates came from the excellent 2018 vintage. 65% Shiraz, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot. — a year ago

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Annia Napa Valley Tocai Friulano Blend 2018

Alder Yarrow

So what does it mean for a wine to be “drinkable?” We tend to throw that word around a lot in wine writing or criticism, but what does it really mean? For me it’s a perfect combination of seamlessness and deliciousness. Seamless in that there’s no single texture, flavor, or sensory quality of the wine that sticks out and calls attention to itself. Deliciousness in the delight of its flavors and aromas. The combination makes bottles disappear soooooo fast. Clearly I did not buy enough bottles of this wine, which offers a stunningly easy-to-drink melange of white flowers, Asian pears, apple, and pomelo pith layered over a stony core shot through with seawater. A blend of 48% Tocai Friulano, 41% Ribolla Gialla, and 11% Chardonnay, it’s one of California’s most iconic white wines in my book. 2018 Massican “Annia” White Blend, Napa Valley, CA. Go @danpetroski, go! ⁣ — 2 years ago

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L'Ecole No. 41

Washington Merlot 2019

Ripe bing cherry. Cola. Cocoa on the finish. Smooth polished tannins. Excellent red meat wine. — 4 months ago


Alpes de Haute Grenache Blend Rosé 2019

2019 | Red Blend
(60% Grenache, 25% Syrah & 15% Cinsault)
Lavendette; Rosé
Provence; Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France
(91-93; Drink 2023-26)

Wow, this continues to be one of my favorite Provence rosés, ripe strawberry, cold peach, watermelon rind, damp limestone, white pepper; with +3Y of age we're at peak enjoyment.

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this afternoon with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our conductor Andris Nelsons is leading Julia ADOLPHE (Makeshift Castle), STRAUSS songs with orchestra (Muttertändelei, Opus 43, No. 2 / Wiegenlied, Opus 41, No. 1 / Waldseligkeit, Opus 49. No. 1 / Ruhe, meine Seele, Opus 27, No. 1 / Zueignung, Opus 10, No. 1 / Morgen, Opus 27, No. 4) all voiced by our favorite soprano Renée Fleming, and closing with STRAVINSKY (Petrushka, 1947 version).

*Unfortunately, cellist Yo-Yo Ma has had to withdraw from today's planned performance of Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 due to testing positive for COVID-19.
— 6 months ago

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L'Ecole No. 41

Old Vines Yakima Valley Chenin Blanc 2020

N: green melon, white peach, honeysuckle, tangerine skin
P: “” bright with rounded beeswax texture on the mid-palate, ginger, green apple
— 2 years ago