2019 L'Ecole No 41 Frenchtown red wine

2019 L’Ecole No 41 Frenchtown red wine

Columbia Valley,
Washington

14.5% alcohol

Empty bottle weight: 16.3 ounces // 464 grams

Cork closure 

500 cases produced

45% Merlot // 18% Cabernet Sauvignon // 17% Syrah // 10% Malbec // 6% Petit Verdot // 4% Grenache

This red blend is an easy-drinking sipper named Frenchtown after the first French Canadians who settled in the Walla Walla Valley, bringing their grapevines and knowledge of viticulture and winemaking with them. Marcus Rafanelli, L’Ecole No 41’s winemaker, aged this red wine in mostly neutral oak barrels for 9 months before bottling. The wine then spent 6 more months in bottle before its release. Click here to read our Why Wine? interview with Marcus Rafanelli.

Color:

Black cherry red

Bouquet:

Wild strawberries // gravel dust // fresh rain // black cherries // toasted marshmallows

Palate:

Black raspberries // cherries // baking spices // prominent tannins // tart // vanilla // walnuts // robust

Food pairing suggestions:

Grilled summer vegetables // Greek eggplant and potatoes // lamb pops (scottadito)

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SRP $22

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Why Wine? interview with winemaker Marcus Rafanelli

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