L'Ecole No 41 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
|Region||United States, Washington, Columbia Valley|
|Brand||L'Ecole No 41|
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.
Wafting from the glass with notes of pencil shavings, black currants, dried herbs and loamy soil, the 2015 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is medium-bodied, nicely concentrated and layered, with a good core of fruit, fine-grained but youthfully firm structuring tannins and a sappy finish. It's a persuasively characterful and complete wine from a challenging vintage.
There's much to love on the aromas, with notes of toast, cocoa, cherry and spice. The palate shows a pleasing interplay between the fruit and acidity. It needs some food to truly be appreciated. It should shine alongside a juicy steak.