Friday, May 28, 2010

L'Ecole No 41 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2007 wine review by (PB)

This wine was sent complimentarily for review:

Nice garnet appearance with ample dark fruit aromas with plenty of ripe plum and some real nice licorice, cedar and a hint of blueberry.

Palate: good first impression with a bready/berry under layer structured on relaxed tannins with a blueberry finish.

I decanted this 2 hours before tasting and served it with a charcoal grilled porterhouse. The pairing was fine but the wine just didn't stand out. At a $30 price tag, I would expect it to give me something to remember it for. It is a solid wine, but there are innumerable Cabs out there for half the price that are as good or better. At $30, I expect to be impressed rather than taste just another "also ran!" Would be better at the under $16 price point.

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