Red

2018 L'Ecole No. 41 Apogée Pepper Bridge Vineyard

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Walla Walla Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • Lee Fining Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 24, 2022 - Medium red with good polish. Lush, bright red fruit nose. Matching fruit in the mouth with enjoyable chewy tannins.

  • ElJefeTX Likes this wine: 93 points

    June 18, 2022 - Very tight upon open but mellowed out after 30 minutes of air. Fragrant grilled plum and blueberry aromas with a dense core of brown spice and cocoa. Ripe black fruit on the palate which settles in nicely behind cocoa powder and clove. Very enjoyable.

  • Quaffable Likes this wine: 92 points

    February 4, 2022 - Very young , but delightful along side a steak topped with Gorgonzola and mushrooms Kinda of tannic for sipping when first opened , but I wasn’t able to open early or aerate prior to dinner. Definitely buying more to keep

  • Teamrehfeld wrote: 89 points

    December 9, 2021 - Just not gettin what the other folks are gettin. This is wound up tight. It never seemed to open up. Very tart. Would have been very good with food with tomato sauce. But it needs several years to relax. Longer would be better. I think l ecole must make their high end reds for aging. Or maybe this is what bordeaux blends are supposed to be. A tad more oak would go a long way to makin this more approachable earlier.

  • rakasome Likes this wine: 94 points

    October 26, 2021 - Been drinking vintages of this for many years. Not a one better than the other. A blend that continually is strong, yet smooth. Deep, dark. Well done l'Ecole! Will keep for a minimum of 10 yrs.

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  • By James Suckling
    6/21/2021 (link)

    (L’Ecole No 41 Walla Walla Valley Apogee Pepper Bridge Vineyard, United States) Subscribe to see review text.

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    Washington State Shines Bright: The 2018s, 5/6/2021 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2018
  • Type Red
  • Producer L'Ecole No. 41
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Apogée
  • Vineyard Pepper Bridge Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Walla Walla Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 21 (4%)
  • In Cellars 459 (82%)
  • Consumed 80 (14%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

red meats and wild game

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