L'Ecole No. 41 Merlot Walla Walla Valley Seven Hills Vineyard 1997

Member Review by jtryka:

The wine itself still has some nice ruby color, with just the faintest hint of opacity. The nose is very reminiscent of Bordeaux, with some funk initially followed by some lovely notes of leather, cedar and hint of lavender and plum (keep in mind I only opened this about an hour ago, so it's early in the process of opening up!). The taste is quite complex, with some lovely floral notes up front that draw you in to a combination of rich dark fruit, blackberries, plum and black cherry that are still very vibrant. The fruit transitions to some lovely dried herbs and mint, balanced by some musty forest floor. The finish is long, dry and exceptionally smooth, the type of finish that makes you question why you've been wasting your time with such young wines barely 5 years old! See the full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2013/10/1997-l-no-41-seven-hills-vineyard-merlot.html

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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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Snooth User: jtryka
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10/05/2013

The wine itself still has some nice ruby color, with just the faintest hint of opacity. The nose is very reminiscent of Bordeaux, with some funk initially followed by some lovely notes of leather, cedar and hint of lavender and plum (keep in mind I only opened this about an hour ago, so it's early in the process of opening up!). The taste is quite complex, with some lovely floral notes up front that draw you in to a combination of rich dark fruit, blackberries, plum and black cherry that are still very vibrant. The fruit transitions to some lovely dried herbs and mint, balanced by some musty forest floor. The finish is long, dry and exceptionally smooth, the type of finish that makes you question why you've been wasting your time with such young wines barely 5 years old! See the full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2013/10/1997-l-no-41-seven-hills-vineyard-merlot.html



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