L'Ecole No. 41 2015 Merlot, Columbia Valley
Item Number: 11793
Sub Region: Columbia Valley
Appellation/AVA: Columbia Valley
Grape(s): 80% Merlot / 13% Cabernet Franc / 5% Malbec / 2% Petit Verdot
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Total Acidity: 6.6 g/L
Case Production: 5,170
L’Ecole No 41 is recognized as one of Washington State’s top producers of premium Merlot, and this wine delivers with great structure, color and balanced acidity.
Winemaking Notes: Each lot was manually harvested and gently crushed into 1.5 and 5 ton stainless steel fermenters. Gentle handling of the fruit through hand punch downs and gravity assisted movements were utilized throughout the entire winemaking process. The wine was cleanly racked to 100% small oak barrels (30% new) with four rackings over 18 months.
Tasting Notes: Layered with enticing aromas of black cherry, violet, and plum, this full-bodied Merlot shows balanced layers of red fruit and cocoa on a seamless finish of fine-grained tannin.