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2016 L'Ecole #41 US Red Blend "Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot Klipsun Vineyard"

L'Ecole 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot Klipsun Vineyard

Winery: L'Ecole #41

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot Klipsun Vineyard"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon & 40% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Red Mountain

State or country: WA

Price: $50

Cases produced: 470

KWG Score: 92.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: January 16, 2020

Wine Review: This slightly cloudy and very dark ruby colored wine from Red Mountain in Washington state is impressive. It opens with a pleasant ripe Bing cherry bouquet with a hint of dark chocolate. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a very tasty black cherry and oak blend with notes of fine minerality and dark chocolate. I also detected hints of blueberry and tea. On the finish, its flavors linger nicely, and its moderate dry tannins stick around even longer. I would decant this very nice wine for an hour and then pair it with a chuck-eye steak. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Made with fruit from distinguished old blocks of the acclaimed Klipsun Vineyard, this robust structured Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot blend shows cigar box aromatics that build into rich flavors of ripe blackberry, dark chocolate, coffee, and leather. A fine-grained tannin structure balances a strong finish that showcases a wine that will continue to age beautifully in the bottle.

Organic status: not organic

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