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L'Ecole 41 Chardonnay 2006L'Ecole 41 Chardonnay 2006
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Size: 750ml.
Producer: L'Ecole 41

WS 86 WA 89 WE 91


L'Ecole No 41's Chardonnay is barrel fermented in the traditional Burgundian style, where we strive to maintain balance and purity of fruit. The backbone of this wine comes from the slightly cooler growing conditions found in selected Columbia Valley vineyards. Elegantly balanced, this Burgundian style Chardonnay shows Fuji apple, Asian pear, and ripe pineapple and tropical flavors with subtle mineral and spice that gain complexity on a long, robust finish.

Reviews:

"Smooth and spicy, with a distinct layer of toasty oak riding over pear and citrus flavors. Drink now. 3,939 cases made. –HS" -Rated 86, Wine Spectator

"The 2006 Chardonnay comes from a cool site. It has tropical aromas and flavors, a creamy texture, savory flavors, and a lengthy, friendly finish. Drink it over the next 2-3 year L’Ecole No. 41 is one of Walla Walla’s pioneers, the third modern day winery in the Valley. Over the years the winery has prospered, outgrown the namesake schoolhouse, and now produces about 35,000 cases with distribution in all 50 states and abroad. Despite the expansion, quality has remained consistently excellent. L’Ecole’s original fame was the result of its success with Semillon. Today the winery produces three. " -Rated 89, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"This is a distinctive Chardonnay, with pea vine and peach, anise and apple mixing it up. It has a lovely, lifted elegance that keeps the flavors intertwined but allows you to experience them separately as well, and it carves a flavor trail through the finish that lingers sensuously. Could be the best CV Chardonnay ever from L’Ecole. — P.G. (12/31/2007)" -Rated 91, Wine Enthusiast