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2019 L'Ecole #41 Merlot "Walla Walla Valley"

L'Ecole 2019 Walla Walla Merlot

Winery: L'Ecole #41

Vintage: 2019

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Walla Walla Valley"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 84% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, & 4% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Walla Walla Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $40

Cases produced: 1,030

KWG Score: 91.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: August 8, 2022

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Merlot from L'Ecole opens with a boysenberry and black raspberry bouquet with hints of cherry, cedar, and forest floor. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, round and a little bright. The flavor profile is a tasty black cherry and gentle cocoa blend with notes of black plum. We also detected hints of black tea and cedar mixed in. The finish is dry, and its mild tannins and flavors are nicely prolonged. The Tasting Panel would pair this charming Merlot with a filet mignon. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: This expressive Merlot reveals opulent aromatics of dark cherry and blackberry, fresh Mission figs, savory cedar, and coffee bean, completed with rose and a touch of sage. Its ripe rich texture is laced with delicate graphite notes, along with dark chocolate and plum, grounded with ample polished tannins. Altogether well-structured, it finishes fresh and focused.

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