L'ecole

"L'Ecole N° 41 is a second generation, family-owned artisan winery located in the historic Frenchtown School depicted on our label. Founded in 1983, we are the third oldest winery in the Walla Walla Valley. We have become one of the most prominent and visible Walla Walla Valley wineries with national and international distribution.
As a traditional brick and mortar winery, we are engaged in growing and making 100% of our wines. Our focus is on terroir-driven, distinctive, and expressive wines. This is achieved by our over thirty years of winemaking experience combined with dedicated, long-term relationships with some of the oldest and most proven vineyards in the Walla Walla and Columbia Valleys.
Today we are at the forefront of sustainable farming in the Walla Walla Valley, notably with our Estate Ferguson and Estate Seven Hills vineyards. All of our Walla Walla Valley wines are made from grapes sourced from vineyards which are certified sustainable and Salmon Safe.
L'Ecole has garnered national and international accolades over the years for producing superior quality wines. One of which we are most proud, being honored twelve consecutive years by Wine & Spirits Magazine as Winery of the Year, and becoming the second Washington winery inducted into its prestigious Hall of Fame."

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L'Ecole No 41 'Walla Walla' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
“With an elegant, old world structure, this sophisticated Cabernet shows savory aromas of bouquet garni, rose petal, and cocoa. A robust core of blackberry and plum with notes of black currant and cigar box are framed with polished tannins on a rich, harmonious finish.”
Item Number: 30997
Bottle:$36.95
Case: $443.40
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L'Ecole No 41 Columbia Valley Old Vines Chenin Blanc 201
Wine Enthusiast 91 #29 'Top 100 Best Values of 2018' "Old-vine Chenin Blanc is becoming increasingly rare in the state as vines are pulled out to replant more profitable varieties. What a shame. The aromas here offer notes of freshly sliced pear, cantaloupe, banana, melon rind and papaya. The
Item Number: 30957
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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L'Ecole Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91"Sleek and precise, with expressive blackberry, espresso and licorice flavors that take on richness toward the refined tannins." Drink now through 2024. 6,665 cases made.–TF
Item Number: 30952
Bottle:$21.95
Case: $263.40
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L'Ecole 41 Columbia Valley Syrah 2016
Wine and Spirits 90“This syrah is big and focused at once, a wallop of blue black fruit that still has direction. Its intensity recedes into a lean and lifted finish, held up by a mild grip of tannins and salty acidity; for beef kebabs.” –Patrick J.Comiskey
Item Number: 30896
Bottle:$22.95
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L'Ecole No 41 'Perigee' Seven Hills Vyd Red Blend 2014
"L’Ecole N° 41 has been producing Pepper Bridge Vineyard Apogee since 1993. Apogee represents our best effort to capture this vineyard’s distinctive and characteristic spicy bold aromas, dark fruit flavors, robust tannins, and rich structure." Tasting Notes "This elegant and complex wine has
Item Number: 29158
Bottle:$48.95
Case: $587.40
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L'Ecole No 41 Chardonnay 2016
Wine Enthusiast 'Editors’ Choice' 91 “A blend of fruit from Schmitt, Evergreen and Oasis vineyards, this opens with appealing aromas of toast, candy corn, almond and pear. The pear and melon flavors are crisp and rounded, with a lightly creamy feel heightening the interest.” – Sean Sullivan 
Item Number: 28643
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $227.40
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L'Ecole No.41 Semillon 2015
89  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 89 “(fermented in older barrels and bottled at the end of May; partial malolactic fermentation as well as a bit of acidification in 2015): Pale yellow. Some very ripe tones to the aromas of peach, pear, cantaloupe and spices. Boasts good texture and old-vines depth but strong lemony
Item Number: 25316
Bottle:$13.45
Case: $161.40
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L'Ecole 41 Columbia Valley Syrah 2015
"Dark, robust and spicy this full bodied Syrah shows rich flavors of boysenberry fruit de pate, peppercorn, and licorice through an earthyfinish."~Winery Notes

L'Ecole No 41 'Perigee' Seven Hills Vyd Red Blend 2013
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "One of the standouts in the lineup is the 2013 Perigee Seven Hills Vineyard Estate, which is all from the Seven Hills Vineyard and is a Cabernet Sauvignon dominated blend that includes 20% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 9% Malbec and the balance Petit Verdot. Aged in 50% new French

L'Ecole No 41 Chardonnay 2015
89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Enthuiast 90 “Coming from a variety of vineyards across the Columbia Valley, this enchanting wine displays aromas of spice, corn silk and apple that give way to lightly styled but still well-balanced fruit flavors.”– Sean Sullivan  Wine Spectator 89 “Sleek and lively, with pear and

L'Ecole 41 Columbia Valley Syrah 2014
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 "Precise and harmonious, with layered raspberry, stony mineral and pepper notes framed by refined tannins." Drink now through 2023. 2,400 cases made.–TF  "Dark, robust and spicy this harmonious Syrah shows rich flavors of olive, blackberry and licorice through an earthy

L'Ecole 41 Columbia Valley Syrah 2013
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92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92"Firm and chewy around a glowing core of blackberry, blueberry and white pepper flavors, this medium-weight style remains focused and spicy as the finish lingers." Best from 2017 through 2021. 2,400 cases made.–HS

L'Ecole No 41 Columbia Valley Chenin Blanc 2014
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Bright, sleek and distinctive, with pineapple, grapefruit and mineral flavors set against a tiny dose of sweetness. Has elegance and persistence." Drink now through 2017.

L'Ecole No.41 Semillon 2014
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90  International Wine Cellar 
Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar 90 “(bottled in early June; a blend from multiple sites; 100% barrel- fermented, with a touch of new oak): Pale, bright yellow. Pretty, vaguely floral aromas of stone fruits, mint and honey. Intensely flavored and brisk but with a touch of creaminess from

L'Ecole No 41 'Perigee' Seven Hills Vyd Red Blend 2012
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92+ “The 2012 Perigee Seven Hills Vineyard knocks it out of the park with its notes of currants, wild herbs, tobacco leaf and toasted bread and spice. Full-bodied, structured, concentrated and layered, it needs 3-4 years of cellaring. The blend here is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21%

L'Ecole No 41 Chardonnay 2013
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91"Rich and round, with spicy white pepper and clove notes around a polished core of pear and red plum flavors, gliding smoothly into a long finish marked with lacy acidity. Drink now through 2017." 4,900 cases made. –HS

L'Ecole No 41 'Perigee' Seven Hills Vyd Red Blend 2011
92  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 92 “ L’Ecole’s Perigee, from Seven Hills Vineyard, is a blend of about 60 percent cabernet with merlot and a smattering from the rest of the Bordeaux pantheon. Like the Ferguson, from up-ridge, this wine leads with a dark basalt vein of minerality in its aroma, before a molasses– red

L'Ecole No 41 Columbia Valley Chenin Blanc 2013
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 "Smart Buys""Crisply balanced and silky in texture, showing lemon curd and pear flavors with grace. Finishes sleek, lingering enticingly on the dry finish. Drink now through 2016. 4,220 cases made." –HS

L'Ecole No.41 Semillon 2013
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 "Light and refreshing, this white offers flavors of tangy tangerine peel and grapefruit that pick up a creamy fig note as the finish lingers. Drink now through 2016." 4,800 cases made. –HS  "Remarkably brilliant with vibrant fruit and balanced acidity, this pretty floral wine

L'Ecole No 41 'Perigee' Seven Hills Vyd Red Blend 2010
94  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 94  WE TOP 100 Cellar Selections 2013 Rank 61 "A five-grape Bordeaux-style blend from the estate vineyard, this has lovely aromatics,as well as firm yet supple tannins. The black fruits are dotted with details of licorice, black tea and coffee. It’s smooth and balanced through the

L'Ecole 41 Syrah 2010
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91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91WS TOP 100 2013 Rank 57"Grippy tannins give way to fleshy plum and currant fruit, shaded with hints of fennel and peach fuzz, lingering well. Best after 2014. 2,430 cases made. " —H.S.

L'Ecole No 41 Syrah 2009
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine spectator 91"Polished, lively and appealing, with floral and black olive nuances around a taut core of blackberry and spice flavors. Finishes with finesse. Drink now through 2017. 2,280 cases made." ~HS

L'Ecole No.41 Semillon 2012
Wne Enthusast 90  WE TOP 100 2012 Rank 75 "L’Ecole tackles, with great success, two of the least-recognized strengths of Washington viticulture: Sémillon and Chenin Blanc. Here the blend includes 13% Sauvignon Blanc. It’s well built and full bodied, with a mix of citrus and stone fruits, generous

L'Ecole No 41 'Walla Walla' Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93WS TOP 100 2011 Rank 41"Firm, focused and dense, with blackberry, cherry, sandalwood and grilled rosemary flavors, coming together seamlessly on the long, vivid finish. Drink now through 2018. 2,333 cases made." ~HS

L'Ecole No 41 Chardonnay 2010
 "This beautifully expressive Chardonnay offers an enticing mix of tropical fruit, fresh apple, and characters of flint and slate. The vibrant structure of this wine is finely balanced between richness and minerality adding complexity on the clean, lingering finish. Winemaker's Comments  Some of