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L'Ecole No. 41 Apogee Walla Walla Valley Pepper Bridge Vineyard 2009

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90 points Stephen Tanzer (International Wine Cellar): (60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 7% Malbec and 3% Cabernet Franc): Bright red-ruby. Musky redcurrant, red cherry, plum, tobacco leaf and dried flowers, with hints of woodsmoke and spices; distinctly claret-like. Then rich and plump if a bit youthfully aggressive, with a restrained sweetness to its chocolate, plum and floral flavors. Finishes broad and classically dry, with a smooth dusting of tannins and very good length... (Nov/Dec 2012)

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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

Member Reviews for L'Ecole No. 41 Apogee Walla Walla Valley Pepper Bridge Vineyard

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Snooth User: sfquixote
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3.50 5
04/06/2015

Nice dry red with lots of tannin flavor. Opened up nicely with a roast leg of lamb.


Snooth User: jtryka
3127992,499
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 08/03/2010

Of the two, Apogee and Perigee, the Apogee is my least favorite, and I think it has to do with the Malbec in the blend. I believe in the 2007 vintage, they reduced the amount of Malbec to just 6%, but I have not yet tried that vintage. In any case, this is a wonderful wine, particularly once it's had a little time to breathe, stands up well to a variety of dishes and cheese.



90 points Stephen Tanzer (International Wine Cellar): (60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 7% Malbec and 3% Cabernet Franc): Bright red-ruby. Musky redcurrant, red cherry, plum, tobacco leaf and dried flowers, with hints of woodsmoke and spices; distinctly claret-like. Then rich and plump if a bit youthfully aggressive, with a restrained sweetness to its chocolate, plum and floral flavors. Finishes broad and classically dry, with a smooth dusting of tannins and very good length... (Nov/Dec 2012)

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