L'Ecole No 41 Frenchtown Red 2018

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Tasting Notes

TASTING NOTES

Supple and vibrant, with expressive plum, blackberry, dark cherry, plum, spiced berries, cinnamon accents and touch of earth that build structure toward polished tannins with some warming alcohol in finish.

FOOD PAIRING

Enjoy with anything off the grill (chicken, mushrooms, burgers, veggies, tofu… you name it!). Mediterranean dishes with sage, rosemary and other savory spices will go well with this wine. Moussaka, grilled lamb, paella, or tomato-based dishes would be great with this wine.

 

L’Ecole is located to the southeast, in the Walla Walla Valley AVA, primarily a produce of red wines. Now run by the third generation of the Clubb family, the artisanal winery was founded in 1983, the third winery in the valley.  On the label of each bottle of L’Ecole No.41 is a picture of the historic Frenchtown school that is the winery’s home. Frenchtown, Walla Walla Valley’s first settlement, was founded by French Canadians in the early 1800s. A thriving viticulture and wine making community was established in the Valley by the 1860s. This Frenchtown wine salutes these pioneers. With the highest quality in mind, this blend offers exceptional value for its price.

Grapes used for this wine are estate grown. The wine was aged for 9 months in neural oak barrels, then aged for 6 additional months in bottle before the wine is available for purchase.

2018 was a very great vintage in Washington State: dry harvest weather, late bud-break in mid-April followed by a warm May and mild summer with a few rain showers and heat spikes.

Food Pairing Suggestions

Grilled preparations, Hearty stew, Just for Cocktailing, Mushrooms, Red Meat

Color/Type:
Red
Origin:
Washington , Columbia Valley
Grape Varietal:
7% Malbec, 35% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Syrah/Shiraz, 10% Grenache/Garnacha, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Mourvèdre
Price:
$22.50 each
  bottle(s)