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2018 L'Ecole #41 Merlot "Columbia Valley"

L'Ecole 2018 Columbia Valley Merlot

Winery: L'Ecole #41

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Columbia Valley"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 80% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 4% Malbec & 2% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Columbia Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $25

Cases produced: 5,300

KWG Score: 90 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: August 21, 2021

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored red currant and red plum bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a gentle black cherry and mild mineral blend with notes of red plum. I also detected hints of strawberry and cedar. The finish is dry and its mild tannins fade away nicely. This Merlot is a nice weekday offering that would pair well with many dishes. I would pair it with Spanish rice or a sloppy Joe sandwich. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Exhibiting complex layers of raspberry, plum, and black cherry, accented by crushed roses, pencil shavings, and smoky cedar nuances, this full-bodied, vigorous Merlot bursts with flavors of macerated berries, coffee, and kirsch. Charming and ripe, it firms up to finish with a satisfying longevity.

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