By Duane Pemberton
Winery website: http://www.lecole.com
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.
- 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.