Red

2005 L'Ecole No. 41 Merlot Columbia Valley

Merlot

  • USA
  • > Washington
  • > Columbia Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 21

  • mrmedoes wrote: (84 points)

    April 28, 2012 - Fruit has fallen flat leaving just strong acidity since our last bottle... Showing signs of being past its prime - never was the best but was much more palatable in prior tastings.

  • BrandrB wrote: (88 points)

    February 11, 2012 - Dark garnet color. Ripe dark cherry and spice aromas aromas. Medium bodied palate: dark berries, black cherry, spice, and oak. Smooth medium length finish. Continues to drink quite well. Excellent all-round!

  • BrandrB wrote: (88 points)

    November 2, 2011 - Still drinking quite well. Dark red color. Beautiful nose with black cherry, spice, and leather aromas. Medium-full bodied palate: dark cherry, blackberries, spice, oak. Good complexity. Smooth medium-long finish. This was one of our wedding wines and we open a bottle around each anniversary in November, year after year this continues to improve.

  • sichuanpeppercorn wrote: (87 points)

    June 1, 2010 - Lacked great fruit was somewhat acidic with sour Berry flavors and modest finish

  • Loren Sonkin wrote: (90 points)

    January 31, 2010 - Merlots on a Saturday Afternoon: I had not had a wine from this winery in 6 vintages. Ruby/purple in color. The nose is tight but with air it has leather and black cherries. Soft, yet a nice complexity. Layered black raspberries. Blind, I thought this would have been a bit older but certainly drinking very well. Soft, smooth tannins. I liked this wine, but would not cellar long term.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2008, Issue #141 (link)

    (l'Ecole No. 41 Merlot Columbia Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer L'Ecole No. 41
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Columbia Valley
  • UPC Code 721354890030

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 81 (26%)
  • Consumed 225 (74%)

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