L'Ecole No 41 Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 750ml
SKU: 28220

L'Ecole No 41 Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

  • we92
  • ws90
  • v89+
  • wa89
  • jd89

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Category Red Wine
Region United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley
Brand L'Ecole No 41
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
With a nod to the old world, this robust Cabernet shows savory aromas, mingled with expressive black currant and cocoa. With a remarkable core of black cherry, fresh plum, and espresso, this well-integrated wine further expresses enticing damp earth and cigar box notes, and finishes with polished tannins on a smooth, powerful finish.
Wine Enthusiast
  • we92

The aromas draw you into the glass, with notes of blackberry, graphite, dried herb and dark chocolate, with the oak making an impression. The flavors are rich, the acidity high, and the tannins bring a firm grip. It needs time in the cellar to all settle in and come together, but it has all of the stuffing to deliver. Best after 2024 with a long life beyond that.

August 1, 2020
Wine Spectator
  • ws90

Rich and structured, with polished red currant, espresso and spice flavors that build tension toward big but refined tannins. Best from 2021 through 2028. 1,800 cases made.

August 31, 2020
  • v89+

Full red-ruby. Pungent scents of cassis, licorice, black pepper, menthol and fresh herbs; distinctly greener than the Estate Merlot. Supple, dense and juicy on the attack, combining a surprisingly plush quality with streaky acidity. Boasts noteworthy fruit intensity but with some clashing herbal greenness today. A bit disjointed and in need of a couple years of mellowing. Tannins are firm but fine-grained, with the finish showing very good verve. (aged in 40% new oak for 22 months; from Ferguson and Seven Hills Estate)

December 2020
Wine Advocate
  • wa89

Displaying dark fruit on the tight and subdued nose, there is a rigidity to the fruit condition of the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla, with aromas of dark plum skin and dusty purple flowers. Medium to full-bodied, the wine grips the palate with a tannic structure and doesn't let go. The wine continues to linger with a tannic edge as the fruit components of the wine take a back seat, leaving me wanting more finesse and focus.

October 22, 2020
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd89

All Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley offers a more rounded, earthy style in its blackcurrant, tobacco, chocolate, damp earth, and chocolate aromas and flavors. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and nicely textured on the palate, it's more tannic and chewy than the Columbia Valley effort and will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age. There are 21,600 cases produced.

April 15, 2020