Wednesday, May 19, 2010
L'Ecole No. 41 Syrah 2007 sponsored wine review by (PB)
Washington State simply continues to shine in the world of wine. This wine was sent to the WCB by the good folks at L'Ecole No.41 for review and this one is a winner! Comprised of 93% Syrah, and 7% Grenache. Its presence is all Syrah!
Intense black cherry hue with wonderful blackberry, black cherry and rich plum bouquet with blueberry pie in the background.
Palate--Plush, intense, hefty and needs to be decanted...
This is a big wine full of rich berry and a nice finish of bitter sweet baker's chocolate with more fruit behind it. Finishes with a touch of cedar once it airs out and a light mocha finish.
This wine was aged in barriques for 18 months and is masterfully made. I would LOVE to try it again in two more years. It should be amazing. We raised a glass with BBQ'd ribs and it was plenty bold to hold up to all the smoke and burnt deliciousness of my super heated char.
This wine will run you around $25 and is a solid value so raise a glass!
Posted by PB at 5:20 PM