L’École No 41 Winery Walla Walla Valley
Established over 30 years ago, L’École No 41 has consistently produced good quality wine, both red and white. The reds are well crafted and stylish with refined supple tannins; not blockbusters, rather good, medium-term cellar prospects. The Apogee red is sourced from the Pepper Bridge vineyard and is a concentrated, cedary meritage blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Equally impressive is the earthy, structured Perigee, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Syrah, also from the Estate Seven Hills Vineyard in Walla Walla is dark and brooding with a spicy black pepper character underpinning the fruit. The principal varieties here are Merlot and Sémillon and the winery is one of the very best sources of the latter. Subtle use of oak, and a marvellously waxy, honeyed character shows through. A straightforward red blend Recess Red is also produced from
To find out more about L’École No 41 and their wines, and to see how we reviewed and rated their wines you can check out the Regional Guide to Oregon and Washington..
Or indeed you can check out the new extensively updated 9th edition Wine Behind the Label Wine Guide that is 2250 pages, it reviews around 4000 vineyards and over 30,000 winesMerlot, the two Cabernets, Carmenère and Syrah. (DM)