In the 9 months or so since I last tried this wine, it has mellowed a bit and is still very good with a robust meal like grilled steak with garlic herb butter, etc. Second night I can taste more of the dark fruit and the finish has improved - very nice even by itself. I still have a couple of bottles of this and wish I could find more. Don't forget to decant this wine, if for no reason other than filtering the sediment from the bottle.
Really good first and second night, not so much on third. Be sure to decant and filter. The decant will open up the wine and there is some sediment in the bottle. Otherwise, an excellent cab to have with any robust meal.
Almost a year since I tried this wine. It has only improved. Excellent value - wish I could find more at the same price I paid when I bought this wine back in 2011. Had half this bottle with a great grilled t-bone with roasted asparagus and roasted red potatoes with garlic and parmesan yesterday. Finished the bottle tonight with a salad with roasted chicken breast tonight. I did filter the decant the wine as there was some sediment.
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(L’Ecole No. 41 Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley) Fairly light in color. Beautiful aromatics with cedar, earth, pepper, red fruit and black fruit, and milk chocolate. Plush and soft on the palate with rich fruit flavors. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Estate Seven Hills, Loess, Va Piano, Pepper Bridge, and Yellow Jacket vineyards. Aged 22 months in small oak barrels (40% new). 14.5% alcohol. 2,327 cases produced.
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