L’Ecole No 41 Cabernet Walla Walla 2015 | Washington Cabernet at it’s Best – 93 points
L’Ecole No 41 Cabernet Walla Walla 2015 presents a bright ruby-purple hue. First, loads of fresh primary fruit aromas of blackberry and black cherry. While laced with dark chocolate, crushed violets, and rose petals. Rich and layered on entry. In addition, with notes of cassis emerging on the mid-palate. Next, underscored by juicy black fruit and dark-roasted coffee beans. Finally, framing all this with polished, cedar-box tannins, balanced structure, and an elegant finish. This is a 100% Cabernet with pedigree through and through and punches well above its price point. Of course, a perfect case pickup for those who like to chart the evolution of a prime Cabernet over time. Enjoy now through 2026.
93JS | Plenty of blackcurrant and blackberry character with hints of dried flowers. Exotic undertones of spices. While medium to full body and firm, silky tannins. Plus, chocolate and vanilla undertones, too. Drink L’Ecole No 41 Cabernet Walla Walla 2015 in 2021.
Walla Walla’s L’Ecole N° 41 Winery
So L’Ecole N° 41 is a third-generation family-owned, artisan winery located in the historic Frenchtown School depicted on our label. While founded in 1983, we were the third winery established in the Walla Walla Valley. Now becoming one of the most prominent and visible Walla Walla Valley wineries with national and international distribution.
Unlike Bordeaux and Napa, Eastern Washington’s Walla Walla Valley is a hot, sun-drenched region. Hence resulting in decadent, uber-ripe Cabernet Sauvignons à la Hundred Acre and Schrader. Yet at a price that makes California winemakers squirm. So at 20% off SRP, L’École’s inky release is here just in time for grilling season.
Winemaker Marty Chubb
L’Ecole No 41 Cabernet Walla Walla 2015 is a steal for the kind of complexity guaranteed by winemaker Marty Clubb’s stressed out vines. While Marty’s ongoing dedication and commitment to our wine industry are evident in his many leadership roles. He has served nearly 30 years on the Boards of various wine industry associations, including the Washington Wine Commission. Most notably, he is currently President and Director of the Washington Wine Institute, and Vice-Chair of WineAmerica. Marty was instrumental in the founding of the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance, serving as its first President. He worked with other industry pioneers in the development of the Walla Walla Community College Center for Enology and Viticulture and continues serving in an advisory role.