L'Ecole No. 41 Columbia Valley Merlot 2017

Ratings on Delectable

"Odedi" Delectable Pro

It's time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here's a nice one from Columbia Valley. Dark ruby in color with a nice reddish rim. Light nose of blueberries, black plums, cedar, light vanilla, earth, chocolates, pencil lead and black pepper. Full bodied with medium acidity. Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, chocolates, tobacco, coke, light vegetables and peppercorn. Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries. This is a very tasty Merlot based Bordeaux blend from Washington State. Showing mild complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Good by itself and with food. Nicely balanced and tangy. Still young, but already enjoyable. Would be Interesting to see how this evolves in the next couple of years. I've had the 2012 vintage a couple of years ago and I like this vintage better. Wine Enthusiasts 92 points. Needed 90 minutes in the decanter to open up properly, so give it time. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. Really nice with the extra fatty Brie cheese. A blend of 81% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot. Aged for 18 months in Oak barrels (30% new). 14.5% alcohol by volume. 91 points. $24.

It's time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here's a nice one from Columbia Valley. Dark ruby in color with a nice reddish rim. Light nose of blueberries, black plums, cedar, light vanilla, earth, chocolates, pencil lead and black pepper. Full bodied with medium acidity. Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, chocolates, tobacco, coke, light vegetables and peppercorn. Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries. This is a very tasty Merlot based Bordeaux blend from Washington State. Showing mild complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Good by itself and with food. Nicely balanced and tangy. Still young, but already enjoyable. Would be Interesting to see how this evolves in the next couple of years. I've had the 2012 vintage a couple of years ago and I like this vintage better. Wine Enthusiasts 92 points. Needed 90 minutes in the decanter to open up properly, so give it time. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. Really nice with the extra fatty Brie cheese. A blend of 81% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot. Aged for 18 months in Oak barrels (30% new). 14.5% alcohol by volume. 91 points. $24.

9.1

Michael Chelus Delectable Pro

Cherry, raspberry, currant, blackberry, plum and oak. Full-bodied and soft tannins.

Cherry, raspberry, currant, blackberry, plum and oak. Full-bodied and soft tannins.

8.9

Nicole Ruiz Hudson

Plums, blackberries, raspberries accented with clove, and hints of sweet tobacco greeted me on the nose. There is a mixture of riper and more tart fruits on the palate, which are joined by hints of black tea, pepper, tobacco, light dried herbs, followed by earthiness and pencil lead. The wine’s structure was well balanced so that eventhough the body of the wine was medium+ to full, with fine tannins that gripped a little on the finish, it also had enough acidity so that it didn’t feel overly weighty. Sample http://www.sommstable.com/2020/10/5-merlotme-nights.html

Plums, blackberries, raspberries accented with clove, and hints of sweet tobacco greeted me on the nose. There is a mixture of riper and more tart fruits on the palate, which are joined by hints of black tea, pepper, tobacco, light dried herbs, followed by earthiness and pencil lead. The wine’s structure was well balanced so that eventhough the body of the wine was medium+ to full, with fine tannins that gripped a little on the finish, it also had enough acidity so that it didn’t feel overly weighty. Sample http://www.sommstable.com/2020/10/5-merlotme-nights.html

8.9

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