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L'Ecole No. 41 Luminesce Seven Hills Vineyard 2012

L'Ecole No. 41 Luminesce Seven Hills Vineyard 750ml 2012        
Sku: 1846033*

Founded in 1983 by Jean and Baker Ferguson, L’;Ecole No. 41 was the third winery to open in Walla Walla Valley, Washington. Today it is owned and operated by their daughter and son-in-law, Megan and Martin Clubb. The estate fruit is grown at the acclaimed Seven Hills Vineyard which is coowned with Leonetti Cellar and Pepper Bridge Winery. The remaining fruit is sourced from highly regarded Columbia Valley vineyards such as Klipsun, Bacchus, Dionysus, Milbrandt, Portteus, Fair Acre Farms, Wahluke Slope Vineyards and Willard Farms. Many of these vineyards were planted in the 1970’s or early 1980’s and all of the Walla Walla Valley vineyards are certified sustainable and Salmon Safe. The Semillon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon are all barrel aged. In the fall of 2003, L’Ecole completed the construction of a new concrete tilt barrel storage facility that accommodates the current inventory of over 2,000 French and American oak barrels. For 11 consecutive years, Wine & Spirits Magazine has named L’Ecole No. 41 as Winery of the Year, and was inducted in their Hall of Fame.

Rating
 Wine Spectator 88 points (Nov 30 2013)
Tight, focused and distinctive, with onion-accented lemon curd and spice flavors. Finishes with flair. Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Drink now. 1,260 cases made. –HS
 Wine Advocate 89 points (Jun 2013)
A step up and a rough blend of 60% Semillon and 40% Sauvignon Blanc, the 2012 Luminesce Estate Seven Hills Vineyard has great lemon grass, mineral and honeysuckle blossom-like aromas and flavors as well as an elegant, medium-bodied texture that stays fresh and focused through the finish. There-s solid extract here and this should have an interesting evolution over the coming 4-5 years; still, my recommendation is to drink up. Drink now-2015.

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Country: United States
Region: Washington
Sub-Region: Columbia Valley
Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Grape Varietal: Semillon,Sauvignon Blanc
Type: Still wine
 
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