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2008 L’Ecole 41 Syrah – Review

By Duane Pemberton
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L’Ecole 41 is easily one of the most iconic Walla Walla vintners there is – its founder, Marty Clubb, has nearly become a Washington Wine institution. His passion, longevity and overall know-how make him one of the more sought-after people in the industry.

Technical Data:

  • Composition 95% SYRAH, 5% GRENACHE
  • pH 3.81
  • Total Acidity 6.1 g/L
  • Alcohol 15.0%
  • Bottling Date APRIL 8, 2010
  • Release Date JUNE 2011
  • Case Production 2,250
  • Price: $24

Nose: Jamified blueberries, spiced plums, mexican chocolate, star anise, allspice and a hint of clove.

Taste: A very smooth wave of blueberry and hoisen sauce comes gliding in like a slow-trickling stream.. Superb fruit that combines a nice sense of black pepper, allspice, nutmeg, a splace of road-kill and a finish that lingers for days. This is a superb Syrah that’s a total no-brainer for the money. Drinks good now, even better in a few more years.

W.E.P. Rating: 100%