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2020 L'Ecole #41 Merlot "Columbia Valley"

L'Ecole 2020 Columbia Valley Merlot

Winery: L'Ecole #41

Vintage: 2020

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Columbia Valley"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 82% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec & 1% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Columbia Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $27

Cases produced: 3,600

KWG Score: 92.5 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: January 30, 2024

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Merlot from the Columbia Valley opens with a blackberry and black cherry bouquet with notes of cedar and black plum. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, round and easy to drink. The flavor profile is blackberry, loam, and oak blend with notes of stewed black plum and espresso. The finish is dry, and its flavors and mild tannins linger nicely. This Merlot would pair well with grilled angus steak tips. Enjoy - Ken

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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