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2014 L’Ecole

Ferguson - Walla Walla



My favorite of the three special cuvees, the 2014 Ferguson checks in as a blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 6% Malbec. It knocks it out of the park with its dark, savory, mineral-laced fruit and is full-bodied, deep, rich and concentrated on the palate. This beautiful wine has building structure and ripe tannin, and it’s going to have two decades or more of longevity. JD for Wine Advocate 95

Bright medium ruby. Rich, complex scents of blackcurrant, minerals, chocolate, wild herbs, cedar, tobacco and smoky oak. Fat and sweet but juicy too, showing lovely mineral energy to the dark fruit and tobacco flavors. A floral component adds lift and dimension to the wine. Dusty noble tannins reach the front teeth. This is still a baby but is not at all austere even today. Clubb noted that winemaker Mike Sharon is especially gentle with this wine as it's very easy to overextract.

-- Stephen Tanzer 93+ Vinous

Item: Wine-332094
Year: 2014
Producer: L’Ecole
Designation: No. 41 - Ferguson Vineyard
Varietal: Red Wine
Region: Walla Walla, Washington
Wine Advocate: 95
Vinous: 93-94