Red

2015 L'Ecole No. 41 Estate Ferguson Vineyard

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Walla Walla Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 16

  • rakasome Likes this wine: 87 points

    December 16, 2021 - What an odd score I am giving this. Both my wife and I on first gulp looked at each other and said the same thing, "This is weak. This seems flat. This has no POP!" Maybe some time, some air, a venturi? I have drank ALL vintages of Ferguson. All. Maybe better tomorrow? I will edit if tomorrow is better. Hmmm...

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  • Stampeder Likes this wine: 88 points

    September 21, 2021 - Dark fruit and rounded flavors. Pleasant start to finish. Decanting helps.

    Don’t hate this wine, but for the price point too many others that are better.

    1 person found this helpful Comments (1)
  • SGates Likes this wine: 93 points

    May 28, 2021 - Similar tasting notes as last bottle.

    1 person found this helpful Comments (1)
  • Trolson wrote: 72 points

    October 8, 2020 - Not good now. Hopefully better with age.

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  • SGates Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 13, 2020 - Dark and thick in the glass. Nose of purple fruits and flowers (plum, violet, lavender), a touch of tobacco. flavor is ripe and rich. Dark flavors of dark cherry, currant, espresso, dark chocolate. Really fabulous, has many good years ahead.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Focus on Washington: The New Normal (Nov 2018), 11/1/2018 (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Latest Releases from Washington State, 4/5/2018 (link)

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  • By James Suckling
    3/18/2018 (link)

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  • By Paul Zitarelli
    Full Pull Quality Will Out, 12/7/2018

    (L'Ecole No 41 Estate Ferguson Vineyard) Phenol55 REMINDER: Full Pull has partnered with Phenol55 for *optional* storage services for our list members. P55 is a full-service wine cellar less than ten minutes from our warehouse, in the subterranean basement of the Malt House in the heart of Georgetown. See here for more details, and then contact Phenol55 if you’re interested in signing up. ----- Hello friends. I love writing about L’Ecole No. 41. Not only because they’re Washington stalwarts who have been doing it – and doing it well – for a very long time, but also because they offer a roadmap for how Washington wineries can mature and evolve and maintain relevance. I feel like Marty Clubb and his team nail a few important principles: 1. It all starts with the land. Focus on estate vineyards and high-quality partners. 2. Stay loyal to the vineyards and wines that brought your initial success, but don’t be afraid to expand and innovate. 3. Quality will out. Trust your own assessment of quality more than the whims of fashion, and that good enough wines will always find a market. Today we’re offering a trio of wines that encapsulate these principles; one from a new estate vineyard, one from a long-time vineyard partner, and one from an old estate vineyard.Originally offered June 24 (here’s the archived original), and I’m surprised that a) we even have access to a second parcel, since this is sold out at the winery; and b) that we have our TPU at five dollars less than that June offer, thanks to some special holiday pricing from the winery. ’15 Fergie also has a strong new review since that original offer: Jeb Dunnuck: “($65); The 2015 Estate Ferguson Vineyard checks in as a blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 7% Cab Franc, and 7% Malbec that spent 22 months in 50% new oak. It's the smallest production release of the top cuvées and comes from a single vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley. Currants, smoke, graphite, toasty oak and a kiss of tobacco leaf all define this ripe, opulent, gorgeously pure and layered red. With a big mid-palate, sweet tannin, and a great finish, it's a beautiful wine from this estate that can be drunk today or cellaring for 10-15 years. Drink 2018-2033. 95pts.”

  • By Paul Zitarelli
    Full Pull Ferguson, 6/24/2018

    (L'Ecole No 41 Estate Ferguson Vineyard) Hello friends. Back in 2014, northwest wine had its own “Judgment of Paris”-style shocker when a bottle from L’Ecole No. 41 was named best Bordeaux Blend in the world at the Decanter World Wine Awards in London. Four years later, we still jump on the chance to access this Washington wine that’s making serious waves in the global wine market. Originally offered June 24 (here’s the archived original), and I’m surprised that a) we even have access to a second parcel, since this is sold out at the winery; and b) that we have our TPU at five dollars less than that June offer, thanks to some special holiday pricing from the winery. ’15 Fergie also has a strong new review since that original offer: Jeb Dunnuck: “($65); The 2015 Estate Ferguson Vineyard checks in as a blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 7% Cab Franc, and 7% Malbec that spent 22 months in 50% new oak. It's the smallest production release of the top cuvées and comes from a single vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley. Currants, smoke, graphite, toasty oak and a kiss of tobacco leaf all define this ripe, opulent, gorgeously pure and layered red. With a big mid-palate, sweet tannin, and a great finish, it's a beautiful wine from this estate that can be drunk today or cellaring for 10-15 years. Drink 2018-2033. 95pts.” And as a bonus:

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer L'Ecole No. 41
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Estate
  • Vineyard Ferguson Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Walla Walla Valley
  • UPC Codes 089208910946, 5778353201317, 721354201621, 721354201829

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 718 (69%)
  • Consumed 326 (31%)

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