L'Ecole No. 41

Frenchtown Red Blend

8.966 ratings
8.55 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Willie Carter

It’s so nice when an entry level wine does you the favor of punching above its weight. Medium ruby color with thin edges and lilac undertones. The nose is a little muted but it’s so clean and floral. Fresh cherry pie, violets, milk chocolate, and anise on the bouquet. All smooth goodness from start to finish. Easygoing in the mouth, there is a bit of complexity but this wine is mainly here for the party. A kitchen sink blend that’s mostly Merlot, this has a lot of disparate elements that come together very well. Plenty of mint chocolate, wild berries, and cinnamon, with oak saying hello throughout. A clean, focused, and unfussy pour. Nice stuff.

It’s so nice when an entry level wine does you the favor of punching above its weight. Medium ruby color with thin edges and lilac undertones. The nose is a little muted but it’s so clean and floral. Fresh cherry pie, violets, milk chocolate, and anise on the bouquet. All smooth goodness from start to finish. Easygoing in the mouth, there is a bit of complexity but this wine is mainly here for the party. A kitchen sink blend that’s mostly Merlot, this has a lot of disparate elements that come together very well. Plenty of mint chocolate, wild berries, and cinnamon, with oak saying hello throughout. A clean, focused, and unfussy pour. Nice stuff.

1 person found it helpfulSep 29th, 2019
P A
9.0

Smooth medium bodied, distinct fruit aromas, medium legs a great value for the money ~$22.00 USD. Punches well over its price point. Great sipper

Smooth medium bodied, distinct fruit aromas, medium legs a great value for the money ~$22.00 USD. Punches well over its price point. Great sipper

1 person found it helpfulSep 8th, 2019
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

7.4

Fruity and quaffable. #washingtoncab

Fruity and quaffable. #washingtoncab

Dec 25th, 2015
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

Cab Merlot syrah cab franc malbec and carmenere quite dry and loaded with acid

Cab Merlot syrah cab franc malbec and carmenere quite dry and loaded with acid

Apr 14th, 2016
Nicole Scott

Really enjoyed this wine at Jeff Ruby’s. Deep red blend. Nice to sip on with a good meal

Really enjoyed this wine at Jeff Ruby’s. Deep red blend. Nice to sip on with a good meal

Jul 31st, 2020
Mike Sprouse

Great smell. Berries, not too sweet.

Great smell. Berries, not too sweet.

Jul 15th, 2020
Anima

Cherry, currant, hints of anise/black licorice and spiced wood.
We'll integrated, tannin up front, a soft and easy to sip table wine.

Cherry, currant, hints of anise/black licorice and spiced wood.
We'll integrated, tannin up front, a soft and easy to sip table wine.

Jun 26th, 2020
Cindy Cammack

Very light. Lacking much character. Adequate table wine.

Very light. Lacking much character. Adequate table wine.

Jan 22nd, 2020
Mic Naranjo

Merlot Merlot... Tobacco, black fruit, bramble, balanced acidity and lingering finish

Merlot Merlot... Tobacco, black fruit, bramble, balanced acidity and lingering finish

Jan 15th, 2020
Carter Pelham

Easy drinking cab syrah blend!

Easy drinking cab syrah blend!

Sep 17th, 2019