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2014 L'Ecole No. 41 Ferguson Vineyard Red Blend

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October 17, 2021 - $41

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RATINGS

95The Wine Advocate

... It knocks it out of the park with its dark, savory, mineral-laced fruit and is full-bodied, deep, rich and concentrated on the palate. This beautiful wine has building structure and ripe tannin...

93James Suckling

Aromas of mirepoix and red currants lead to a palate that has a richly fruited core, framed in assertive, sturdy and muscular tannin...

92+ Stephen Tanzer

Brooding aromas of blackberry, cassis, licorice and violet, with Cabernet pyrazine notes of pepper and herbs nicely countered by minerality. Plush and sweet but slightly inky on the palate, offering mouthfilling flavors of black fruits and licorice. Finishes with big, granular, tongue-clenching tannins...

92Wine Enthusiast

...the aromas boast high-toned notes of mineral, herb, cherry, licorice and dark fruit. The cranberry and cherry flavors bring a sense of concentration and richness...

REGION

United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley

Walla Walla Valley AVA likes to call itself the Napa Valley of Washington, and given the concentration of well-reviewed wineries in the appellation, the comparison is understandable. The Walla Walla appellation is comprised of 340,000 acres, of which 1,200 acres are vineyards. Walla Walla is located in the southeastern corner of Washington and it extends slightly into northeastern Oregon. It is named after the Walla Walla River Valley, and the city of Walla Walla is the commercial center of Washington’s wine industry. The city was founded in the 1840s by the Hudson’s Bay Company as a trading post, but as early as the 1850s farmers were planting grapes for winemaking. Prohibition shuttered winemaking in the early 20th century, but a winemaking renaissance started in the 1970s when Leonetti Cellars, still one of the state’s most acclaimed wineries, started producing acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon. Walla Walla’s AVA status was awarded in 1984 and today there are more than 100 wineries. Cabernet Sauvignon is the most frequently planted grape, followed by Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese Chardonnay and Viognier.