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2016 L'Ecole No. 41 Perigee Seven Hills Vineyard Estate Red

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April 28, 2024 - $31



94Stephen Tanzer

Brooding aromas of blackberry, blueberry, black pepper, violet and bitter chocolate... Plush, seamless and mouth-saturating but with a tighter grain than the Apogee bottling. Boasts lovely sweetness and intensity to its purple and black berry flavors lifted by violet and cedar nuances...firm tannins dust the front teeth, incisors and cheeks on the very long, mounting finish.

94James Suckling

A symphony of complexity on the nose with an array of ripe dark fruit on offer, as well as a very plush and assertive palate that offers much in the way of deep flavors and long, rich tannins.

94Jeb Dunnuck

...rounded, plum, full-bodied style in its blackcurrants, tobacco leaf, damp earth, and chocolate aromas and flavors. Ripe, rounded, and plush, yet with considerable mid-palate depth and building tannins...

92Wine Spectator

Structured and well-focused, with layered currant, stony mineral and black olive accents that finish with well-buffed tannins.

91Wine Enthusiast

Aromas of leafy green herb, cherry cordial, wood and vanilla intertwine with lavender and orange peel accents. The fruit flavors are elegant and highly structured, brightened by tart acidity.

90The Wine Advocate

...complex on the nose, opening with the aromas of black and red fruits and a soft tart line of acidity through the core. It is full-bodied and expressive on the palate, with a clean, correct and balanced center of fruit and lifting tannins that elevate the expression. The wine ends with flavors of blackberry and dark plum on the long, lingering finish.

16.5Jancis Robinson

Oaky, coconutty nose, touch of mocha. Plump plum and damson fruit with the astringent texture of sloe-berry skins. Lovely savoury spices with a hint of north Africa in them.


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.