This is L'Ecole's estate Bordeaux blend, and comes exclusively from the Seven Hills vineyard. A lovely nose suggests violets, truffle, fresh-turned earth, sweet spice, hay and leather – lots to dive into here! The wine continues with a panoply of exotic, well-matched flavors, and the mix of fruit and leather and tannin and herb is just about perfect.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: email@example.com.