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.
|Appellation||Walla Walla Valley|
|Winery||L'Ecole No. 41|
|Varietal(s)||50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot, 9% Malbec|
Serve with barbecued rack of lamb, beef tenderloin or stew, or lamb with pepper crust.
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.