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2018 L'Ecole #41 Red Blends or Varietals "Apogee"

L'Ecole 2018 Apogee

Winery: L'Ecole #41

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Apogee"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 14% Malbec & 3% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Walla Walla Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $57

Cases produced: 1,200

KWG Score: 94.5 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: December 26, 2021

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored blend from Washington opens with a fragrant black currant and black licorice bouquet with hints of black cherry and oak. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is bright and juicy. The flavor profile is a mild spiced red plum and stone dust minerality blend with notes of mocha and nutmeg. I also detected faint hints of black cherry and craisin towards the end. The finish is dry, and its moderate dusty tannins stick around for quite some time. I would pair this wine with a rib roast. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Our Apogee single-vineyard Bordeaux blend presents intense aromas of currants, chocolate, balsamic, cola, and dark red floral. Robust and powerful, flavors of mocha, spice, and thyme feature prominently on the palate. The finish is adorned with baking spice and wild berries, carried by fine-grained tannins.

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