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L'Ecole No. 41 Merlot Seven Hills Vineyard 2010

L'Ecole No. 41 Merlot Seven Hills Vineyard 750ml 2010        
Sku: 1854959*

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 Enthusiast 90 points (Sep 2013)
This estate-bottling shows single vineyard focus, and a more herbal profile than the winery’s Columbia Valley Merlot. Accents of clean earth and dark, cassis fruit suggest a wine with Bordeaux-like strengths and the possibility of cellaring for a decade or longer. - Cellar Selection
 Wine Spectator 91 points (Sep 11 2013)
Dark, vibrant and tightly focused, with zing to the blackberry, red pepper and licorice flavors, lingering effectively. Drink now through 2018.H.S.

Technical notes
Alcohol: 14.5%

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Country: United States
Region: Washington
Sub-Region: Columbia Valley
Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Grape Varietal: Merlot
Type: Still wine
 
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