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L Ecole #41 Ecole Semillon Columbia Vall 2008

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L’Ecole 41 was founded in 1983 by Jean and Baker Ferguson and is now run by their daughter and son-in-law, Megan and Marty Clubb. The schoolhouse after which the winery is named was built in 1915 in Frenchtown, a small community just west of Walla Walla whose own name is derived from the many French-Canadians who settled there in the early 1800’s and planted the original vineyards. The French name of the winery is in recognition of their efforts (the number 41 is the number of the precinct to which the school once belonged). The goal at L’Ecole 41 is to achieve clean, ripe, stylistically expressive and aromatic wines that allow the character of the individual vineyards to shine through. There is great focus on vineyard management and minimal winemaking: gravity flow, minimal handling, aggressive pruning and green harvesting and sustainable vineyard practices. The crown jewels at L’Ecole 41 are the two single vineyards in Walla Walla which they jointly own with Leonetti Cellar and Pepper Bridge winery. These are the Seven Hills vineyard, which provides around 35% of the winery’s production, and Pepper Bridge, which was planted in 1991 and now covers around 180 acres. Columbia Valley Semillon is is a blend of several premium vineyards, consequently they produce a richness and complexity that is little seen in Semillons outside of Washington. Remarkably brilliant with rich fruit and balanced acidity, this wine shows fragrant citrus blossom, lemon and floral aromas, with melon, pear, lychee nut and key-lime flavors on a honeysuckle mineral-rich finish. Cool harvest nights have ensured crisp natural acidity, making this a wonderful food pairing wine.Try it with a goat cheese appetizer, spicy seafood or your traditional Thanksgiving turkey and dressing.

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L'Ecole No 41:
L'Ecole Nº 41 has been producing premium, handcrafted varietal wines in the Walla Walla Valley since 1983 in the historic Frenchtown School in Lowden, Washington. Within this web site you will discover: Our rich history and longevity in making wines in the Walla Walla Valley Our dedication to making premium varietal wines from some of Washington's finest vineyard sites Our commi... Read more
L'Ecole Nº 41 has been producing premium, handcrafted varietal wines in the Walla Walla Valley since 1983 in the historic Frenchtown School in Lowden, Washington. Within this web site you will discover: Our rich history and longevity in making wines in the Walla Walla Valley Our dedication to making premium varietal wines from some of Washington's finest vineyard sites Our commitment to superior vineyard management and environmentally sustainable vineyard practices Our desire to provide our valuable customers with a unique, quality experience year after year Thank you for the opportunity to share our story. Read less

External Reviews for L Ecole #41 Ecole Semillon Columbia Vall

External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

L'Ecole N° 41 Columbia Valley Semillon 2008: empf. Trinktemperatur 8-12°C, Jahrgang: 2008Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Washington StateWeingut: L'Ecole N° 41Rebsorte: 89% Semillon11% Sauvignon BlancRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: 6 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 14,25 % Weißwein


External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
05/08/2010

Columbia Valley Semillon 2008 - L'Ecole N° 41: Columbia Valley Semillon 2008 - Weißwein von L'Ecole N° 41L´Ecole No 41 zählt unter Fachleuten als einer der Top-Produzenten. Dies gilt auch für die Erzeugung für Semillon. Besonders die reiche Frucht und seine delikate, wohl gesetzte Säure sind äußerst bemerkenswert.Der Columbia Valley Semillon 2008 verführt mit einem Bouquet von zarten Zitrusblüten, gepaart mit Limonenfrucht und einem Touch von Frühlingsblumen. Am Gaumen spielen Melone, Birne, Litschi und Nuss. Es folgen nach und nach zitrusartige Fruchtaromen. Dieser Weißwein ist sehr gut ausbalanciert und wirkt raffiniert. Er trinkt sich besonders gut zu Ziegenkäse, würzigem "Seafood" oder auch Truthahn.Weingut: L'Ecole N° 41Land: U.S.A.Region: Washington StateRebsorte: SemillonInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 14,25 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 6 g/lRestsüße: trockenEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 8 bis 12°CAuszeichnungen: * 90 points - Wine Enthusiast - November 2009* 88 points - Stephen Tanzer?s International Wine Cellar - November/December 2009 Weißwein > USA > Washington State



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L’Ecole 41 was founded in 1983 by Jean and Baker Ferguson and is now run by their daughter and son-in-law, Megan and Marty Clubb. The schoolhouse after which the winery is named was built in 1915 in Frenchtown, a small community just west of Walla Walla whose own name is derived from the many French-Canadians who settled there in the early 1800’s and planted the original vineyards. The French name of the winery is in recognition of their efforts (the number 41 is the number of the precinct to which the school once belonged). The goal at L’Ecole 41 is to achieve clean, ripe, stylistically expressive and aromatic wines that allow the character of the individual vineyards to shine through. There is great focus on vineyard management and minimal winemaking: gravity flow, minimal handling, aggressive pruning and green harvesting and sustainable vineyard practices. The crown jewels at L’Ecole 41 are the two single vineyards in Walla Walla which they jointly own with Leonetti Cellar and Pepper Bridge winery. These are the Seven Hills vineyard, which provides around 35% of the winery’s production, and Pepper Bridge, which was planted in 1991 and now covers around 180 acres. Columbia Valley Semillon is is a blend of several premium vineyards, consequently they produce a richness and complexity that is little seen in Semillons outside of Washington. Remarkably brilliant with rich fruit and balanced acidity, this wine shows fragrant citrus blossom, lemon and floral aromas, with melon, pear, lychee nut and key-lime flavors on a honeysuckle mineral-rich finish. Cool harvest nights have ensured crisp natural acidity, making this a wonderful food pairing wine.Try it with a goat cheese appetizer, spicy seafood or your traditional Thanksgiving turkey and dressing.

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