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L'Ecole No 41 Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

$36.98

SKU 721354970015

750ml

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With an elegant, old world structure, this sophisticated Cabernet shows savory aromas of bouquet garni, rose petal, and cocoa. A robust core of blackberry and plum with notes of black currant and cigar box are framed with polished tannins on a rich, harmonious finish. This wine is a blend of seven prestigious vineyard sites representing four unique soil types in the Walla Walla Valley. Its old world structure, dense dark fruit flavors and elegant tannins exemplify the best of Walla Walla.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country United States
Region Washington
Appellation Walla Walla Valley
Brand L'Ecole No 41
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorBroad and open-textured, brimming with cherry, blackberry, floral and licorice flavors. The finish gains lift and momentum against buffed, fine-grained tannins. Has presence and an earthy tinge. Best from 2018 through 2023. 2,200 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, December 15, 2016
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateMore complex than the Columbia Valley Cabernet, the 2013 Walla Walla Cabernet Sauvignon (100% Cabernet aged in 40% new French oak) reveals a healthy ruby/purple color as well as perfumed cedar, spice-box, crushed flowers and cassis and black raspberry like fruit. The oak is present, but nicely integrated. This medium to full-bodied, beautifully polished 2013 has solid mid-palate depth and enough tannin to keep it evolving gracefully for another decade or more.

Jeb Dunnuck, June 2016
  • we91

Wine EnthusiastAll varietal, this wine is a blend of fruit from seven different vineyards, ranging from those planted in river rock to those in windblown loess. Aromas of cherry, barrel spice, cocoa and dried herb lead to tart fruit flavors and bold tannins. It needs time to stretch its legs.

Sean Sullivan, November 1, 2016