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L'Ecole No 41 Apogee 2002

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

Polished, vibrant and distinctive for the guava accents around a supple core of cherry and spice, all of it lingering as the finish revs up. Shows some cedar notes as well. This one has pizzazz. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2012 through 2020.

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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
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External Reviews for L'Ecole No 41 Apogee

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Polished, vibrant and distinctive for the guava accents around a supple core of cherry and spice, all of it lingering as the finish revs up. Shows some cedar notes as well. This one has pizzazz. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2012 through 2020.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The fruit for the 2007 Apogee Pepper Bridge Vineyard matured 2 weeks later than the Seven Hills fruit. It is an almost identical blend with the exception of 6% Malbec and 4% Cabernet Franc and was aged in 50% new oak. Aromas of toasty oak, tobacco, leather, Asian spices, black currant, and black cherry leads to a more structured offering that will require 4-6 years of cellaring. Well-balanced, intense, and mouth-filling, it will amply reward those with patience.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

L'Ecole's other Bordeaux blend features Pepper Bridge fruit, divided almost equally between Merlot (45%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (47%), with Cab Franc and Malbec filling out the rest. All the right pieces are in place - scents and flavors of light cherry, pretty chocolate, hints of dill and herb, and a sprinkle of coffee. But it's still jagged and unresolved; give it another year.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Lithe, restrained style downplays the up-front display of fruit and oak in favor of length and impressive refinement as the finish lingers on and on. It has red berry and dusky spice notes that morph into sweet leather, licorice and coffee character in the end. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2007 through 2015.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Firm, ripe and distinctive for its earthy, tobacco-scented cherry and currant flavors, echoing the fruit and spice beautifully on the long, chewy finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2004 through 2010.



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