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L'Ecole No. 41 Merlot Walla Walla 2009

Member Review by jtryka:

I opened this bottle about an hour ago to let it get used to this wintry air, so hopefully it's opened up a bit. The color is a nice ruby with a hint of opacity at the center, but not the usual tinge of brown that you sometimes see on a wine more than a decade old. The nose is fantastic, with a blast of tart cherry, rich oak, green grass, Asian spice and a hint of mint that is very reminiscent of a great mature Bordeaux. The taste is somewhat fruit forward, with nice blackberries and plum up front that transitions gradually to mint and green grass midpalate. The finish is quite nice, with some classic Bordeaux "funk" of barnyard and oak, with some still vibrant tannins supporting a long, smooth and exceptionally dry finish. See the full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2014/03/2001-l-no-41-columbia-valley-merlot.html

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Varietal: Merlot
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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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Vintage: 2001 03/03/2014

I opened this bottle about an hour ago to let it get used to this wintry air, so hopefully it's opened up a bit. The color is a nice ruby with a hint of opacity at the center, but not the usual tinge of brown that you sometimes see on a wine more than a decade old. The nose is fantastic, with a blast of tart cherry, rich oak, green grass, Asian spice and a hint of mint that is very reminiscent of a great mature Bordeaux. The taste is somewhat fruit forward, with nice blackberries and plum up front that transitions gradually to mint and green grass midpalate. The finish is quite nice, with some classic Bordeaux "funk" of barnyard and oak, with some still vibrant tannins supporting a long, smooth and exceptionally dry finish. See the full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2014/03/2001-l-no-41-columbia-valley-merlot.html




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