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2015 L'ECOLE NO. 41 Frenchtown

L'ECOLE NO. 41 Frenchtown 2015

29.00 CAD

$29.00

  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Trialto
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 13234210
  • Format
  • Format
  • 12x750ml
  • Listing type
  • Listing type
  • SAQ Specialty by lotRead more
  • Status
  • Status
  • AvailableRead more
  • Country
  • Country
  • United States
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • American Viticultural Areas (AVA)
  • Region
  • Region
  • Washington
  • Subregion
  • Subregion
  • Columbia Valley
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Merlot
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Malbec
    Cabernet Franc
    Petit Verdot
  • Color
  • Color
  • Red
  • Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Dry
  • Closure type
  • Closure type
  • Cork
  • About this winery

    A family-owned business, L'Ecole Nº 41 was founded by Jean and Baker Ferguson. Today, the winery is owned and operated by their daughter and son-in-law, Megan and Martin Clubb. Built in 1915, the schoolhouse is located in historic Frenchtown, a small community just west of Walla Walla, Washington. Frenchtown derived its name from the many French-Canadians who settled the valley during the early 1800s. Legend has it, these men of French descent were raising grapes and producing wine. By the...

    See the L'ECOLE NO. 41 detail page for more information on this brand

  • Tasting notes

    Frenchtown shows aromas of wild berries, fresh plum, black currant and baking spice. The generous fresh fruit flavors stay focused through an integrated finish

  • Viticultural notes

    The 2014 vintage was a repeat of the warm 2013 vintage with heat units nearly identical, and no unusual winter frost, pest, or disease pressure. Fruit set was near ideal. Modest fall day-time temperatures and cool nights resulted in a rich and vibrant structure with bold color development. Overall warmer conditions delivered ample sugars and surprisingly strong acids, particularly in our higher elevation sites.

  • Winemaking notes

    The wine was aged 9 months in primarily neutral French and American oak barrels, then bottle aged 6 additional months prior to release

Press reviews

  • - 88 Points -

    Sean P. Sullivan,

    Principally Merlot (45%), Cabernet Sauvignon (25%) and Syrah (19%), along with other red varieties, this brings apple, cherry and barrel spice aromas. The flavors are full bodied and liquorous, providing some appeal.

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