L'Ecole No. 41

Marty Clubb

Marty Clubb

The third winery to be established in the Walla Walla Valley, L’Ecole No 41 has been a leader in the production of premium handcrafted varietal wines in Washington State since 1983. The family owned winery is located in an old schoolhouse built in 1915 in historic Frenchtown, just west of Walla Walla. The name - L’Ecole No 41, French for “the school located in district number 41”, was chosen to salute the pioneering viticultural efforts of the French-Canadians who settled the area.  L’Ecole is one of the most recognized and acclaimed wineries in Washington State, having been honored by Wine & Spirits Magazine as Winery of the Year for 13 consecutive years; and in 2014 winning the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards International Trophy for ‘Best in Show, Red Bordeaux Varietals over £15’ for their 2011 Ferguson Vineyard bottling. The winery is however perhaps best known for being one of the top American producers of Merlot and Semillon.

 

Website

www.lecole.com/

Address

P.O. Box 111, Lowden, 99360

Wine Maker

Marty Clubb

Country

America

Region

Washington

Appellation

Ancient Lakes, Columbia Valley, Snipes Mountain, Horse Heaven Hills, Yakima Valley, Rattlesnake Hills, Red Mountain, Walla Walla Valley, Wahluke Slope


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Wines from this Winery


L'Ecole No. 41 Semillon

Few Semillons show their richness and complexity as those produced in the distinctive soils of Eastern Washington State. Our cool nights during the growing season and harvest period help to ensure crisp natural acidity and expressive aromatics, making this a wonderful food pairing wine. A refreshing Semillon with vibrant fruit and balanced acidity, this wine shows pretty citrus blossom accented by layers of honeysuckle, melon, apple, spice, and lemon zest persisting through a clean, succulent finish.

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¥2,700
L'Ecole No. 41 Chenin Blanc old Vine

This complex Chenin Blanc shows expressive citrus and stone fruit aromatics, with blood orange, Meyer lemon and white peach notes, offset by crisp pear and quince aromas. In the mouth, tropical flavors of gooseberry, kiwi, guava, and starfruit permeate through a vibrant finish.

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¥2,800
L'Ecole No.41 Cabernet Sauvignon 375ml

This is a 375ml half size bottle. With its classic varietal Cabernet profile, this focused and integrated wine shows layers of dark fruit, espresso, violet and herbal notes. Layers of plum, blackberry and cassis mingle with dusty, fine tannins through a balanced finish.

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¥2,900
L'Ecole No.41 Estate Luminesce Seven Hills Vineyard

Rich and harmonious our estate Luminesce offers aromas and flavors of citrus honey, white peach and lemon tart which builds nicely to a lingering, slightly waxy finish of citrus-mineral-spice notes

L'Ecole No.41 Chardonnay

This expressive Chardonnay offers pronounced aromas of dried mango, grilled peach, and honeysuckle. Slightly creamy in the mouth, it shows beautiful weight and freshness, explosive flavors of ripe pear and apple, accented with nutmeg spice notes, carrying through a persistent finish.

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¥3,680
L'Ecole No. 41 Merlot

Layered with complex aromas of black cherry, rose petal, and plum, this full bodied, balanced Merlot shows layers of baking spices and cocoa with a seamless finish carried by fine-grained tannins.

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¥4,150
L'Ecole No.41 Syrah

The growing region in Washington State is ideally suited to maximize the full expression of Syrah. Spicy, rich and complex, with soft tannins and bright acidity, our Columbia Valley Syrah is the perfect food pairing wine. Dark, robust and spicy this full bodied Syrah shows rich flavors of black & blue berries, peppercorn, and licorice through an earthy finish    

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¥4,150
L'Ecole No.41 Cabernet Sauvignon

With its classic varietal Cabernet profile, this focused wine shows beautiful balance of bramble fruit, cocoa, mocha, and herbal notes. Layers of blackberry and cassis mingle with polished tannins through an earthy finish.

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¥4,850
L'Ecole No. 41 Estate Merlot

This elegant Merlot reveals aromas of dark fruit, tobacco leaf, cedar and clove. It’s rich texture is elevated by dense flavors of black cherry and espresso on a complex earth finish.

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¥5,800
L'Ecole No. 41 Syrah Seven Hills Vineyard

This beautifully balanced Estate Syrah marries savory aromas of bacon fat and black pepper with floral notes of violet. The rich mid-palate shows flavors of dark plum and dense blackberry that give way to a concentrated and unrelenting earthy, mineral finish.

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¥5,800
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L'Ecole No.41 Perigee Seven Hills Vineyard

Our Estate Perigee captures the essence of Seven Hills Vineyard’s characteristic rich elegance, seductive aromas and earthy structure. L’Ecole has been producing wines from Seven Hills Vineyard since 1993. We hand-select our oldest and most distinguished blocks to produce this stunning, flagship wine. The 2017 Perigee exemplifies this vineyard’s characteristic cedar and charm, framed within a classy, structured elegance. Deep ruby in color with complex aromas of black raspberry, ripe blackberry, cedar, and enticing herbal flavors, Perigee shows expressive cocoa, dark fruit, and earth on the palate, underpinned by appealing minerality. This full-flavored, balanced wine is completed by a generous finish.

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¥7,800
L'Ecole No. 41 Estate Ferguson

Ferguson’s favor profle is distinctly infuenced by its volcanic basalt soil. This massive wine offers complex aromas of espresso, tobacco, and dark mineral –laced fruit. Layers of wild blackberries and dusty tannins integrate with favors of fint and graphite on the palate. Concentrated natural acidity leads to a robust and lingering fnish.

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¥9,700
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