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L'Ecole No. 41 Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley 2002

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Variety: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc Vineyard: This wine is a blend of four Walla Walla Valley vineyards: 38% from our Estate Seven Hills Vineyard; 22% Va Piano; 21% Yellow Jacket; and 19% Windrow. L’Ecole Nº 41 is a partner in the 200 acre Seven Hills Vineyard, along with Pepper Bridge Winery and Leonetti Cellar Description: Its old world structure and dense dark fruit flavors show cassis, black cherry, and cocoa with leather, tobacco and savory spice on a balanced toasty finish. Vinification: Each vineyard lot was hand harvested ripe and gently crushed into one-ton stainless steel fermenters. The must was inoculated with yeast and punched down by hand during fermentation to maximize fruit extraction. When fermentation was complete or we were otherwise satisfied with the level of tannin and flavor extract, the must was gently pressed. After settling, the wine was racked to 100% small oak barrels with approximately 50% new oak, and then barrel aged 22 months with five rackings. The final blend was bottled unfined and unfiltered to preserve its natural flavors.

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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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Source: WineGlobe.com
01/29/2009

Dense and rich, a deep red with a range of ripe flavors, offering black cherry, dark currant, smoke and black olive character that doesn¦t quit on the long, broad finish. Best from 2008 through 2020.H.S. Tastings Score: 91 points Date Reviewed:



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Variety: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc Vineyard: This wine is a blend of four Walla Walla Valley vineyards: 38% from our Estate Seven Hills Vineyard; 22% Va Piano; 21% Yellow Jacket; and 19% Windrow. L’Ecole Nº 41 is a partner in the 200 acre Seven Hills Vineyard, along with Pepper Bridge Winery and Leonetti Cellar Description: Its old world structure and dense dark fruit flavors show cassis, black cherry, and cocoa with leather, tobacco and savory spice on a balanced toasty finish. Vinification: Each vineyard lot was hand harvested ripe and gently crushed into one-ton stainless steel fermenters. The must was inoculated with yeast and punched down by hand during fermentation to maximize fruit extraction. When fermentation was complete or we were otherwise satisfied with the level of tannin and flavor extract, the must was gently pressed. After settling, the wine was racked to 100% small oak barrels with approximately 50% new oak, and then barrel aged 22 months with five rackings. The final blend was bottled unfined and unfiltered to preserve its natural flavors.

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