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L'Ecole No. 41 Chenin Blanc 2012

L'Ecole No. 41 Chenin Blanc 750ml 2012     
Sku: 1824140

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Founded in 1983 by Jean and Baker Ferguson, L’;Ecole No. 41 was the third winery to open in Walla Walla Valley, Washington. Today it is owned and operated by their daughter and son-in-law, Megan and Martin Clubb. The estate fruit is grown at the acclaimed Seven Hills Vineyard which is coowned with Leonetti Cellar and Pepper Bridge Winery. The remaining fruit is sourced from highly regarded Columbia Valley vineyards such as Klipsun, Bacchus, Dionysus, Milbrandt, Portteus, Fair Acre Farms, Wahluke Slope Vineyards and Willard Farms. Many of these vineyards were planted in the 1970’s or early 1980’s and all of the Walla Walla Valley vineyards are certified sustainable and Salmon Safe. The Semillon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon are all barrel aged. In the fall of 2003, L’Ecole completed the construction of a new concrete tilt barrel storage facility that accommodates the current inventory of over 2,000 French and American oak barrels. For 11 consecutive years, Wine & Spirits Magazine has named L’Ecole No. 41 as Winery of the Year, and was inducted in their Hall of Fame.

Tasting notes
This oldvine, Vouvray-style Chenin Blanc has been produced since1987 and offers fresh and tart notes of Asian pear, lavender, honeysuckle and orange blossom. Flavors of sweet apple, apricot and pink grapefruit meld seamlessly with the robust and crisp mineral finish.

Rating
 Wine Enthusiast 92 points (Sep 2013)
Just a hint of residual sugar provides perfect balance to this lovely Chenin Blanc, sourced from old vines in the Yakima Valley. The floral top notes invigorate the entry, and the cool climate, old vine flavors mingle seamlessly. A sea of sweet melon, citrus, pineapple and orange creates a broad and flavorful mid-palate, all in beautiful balance and proportion. - Best Buy

Technical notes
Alcohol: 13.5%

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Country: United States
Region: Washington
Sub-Region: Columbia Valley
Appellation: Columbia Gorge
Grape Varietal: Chenin Blanc
Type: Still wine
 
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