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L'Ecole No 41 is indisputably best known for Merlot — their principle red variety since 1983! Fermentation control is carried out in a traditional Bordeaux style, with small lot fermentations punched down by hand for optimal color and flavor extraction. When the fermentation is completed, the must is gravity fed into the press. The wine is gently racked into a combination of new and older French and American oak barrels and aged for 18 months. Rich with aromatic aromas of nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon, this spicy Merlot shows red cherry fruit, black plum, blackberry, and dark fruit flavors encased in a peppery, chocolate, black cherry finish.
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