Daily Archives: October 7, 2009

Wednesday Quick Sip – 2005 L’ Ecole No 41 Perigee Seven Hills Vineyard

So this week my quick sip is on Wednesday, yesterday my wordpress.com dashboard was on the fritz so I couldn’t upload a post. Oh well, the wine for this quick sip is the 2005 L’ Ecole No 41 Perigee Seven Hills Vineyard

2005PerigeeWine Information –

Appellation: Walla Walla Valley, Washington

Vineyard: Seven Hills

Grapes: 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc

Aging: 22 months in 50% new oak

Price: $40

My Tasting Notes –

Nose: blackberry, fig, black cherry, pencil shavings

Taste: blackberry, eucalyptus, mint, thyme, blueberry

Mouthfeel: big and full bodied, elegant with rich full tannins

Finish: long with flavors of black currant

Big and elegant all at the same time, this wine provides rich fruit flavors with hints of herbs that round out the palate quite nicely. Even with 22 months in oak it doesn’t come across oaky at all, very balanced with nice hints of pencil shavings that I don’t usually find on a Cab based blend from the US.

Cheers!

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