L'Ecole No 41 Ferguson Vineyard Red Blend 2019
|Region||United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley|
|Brand||L'Ecole No 41|
A brilliant wine, the 2019 Estate Ferguson Vineyard is seamless, elegant, and gorgeous. Red and black currants, tobacco, cedarwood, and background oak all emerge on the nose, and this beauty is medium to full-bodied, has ultra-fine tannins, wonderful balance, and a great finish. It already offers pleasure yet will benefit from 3-5 years in the cellar and keep for two decades.
This is a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 6% Malbec and 6% Petit Verdot. The aromas pop, with notes of blackberry, black cherry, mineral and cinnamon stick. The palate brings a mouthful of fruit flavor, with so much plumpness it almost hides all of the structure that's behind it, but there is plenty. It reflects the vintage well, showing freshness, depth of flavor and polish. Hold until 2029 to see it at its best.
Focused and trim, with dense currant, tobacco and espresso flavors that gather tension toward sturdy tannins. Needs time. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Best from 2023 through 2030. 1,230 cases made.