L'Ecole 41 Frenchtown Red Wine 2020, Columbia Valley, Washington

Frenchtown, Walla Walla Valley’s first settlement, was founded by French Canadians in the early 1800s. A thriving viticulture and wine making community was established in the Valley by the 1860s. This Frenchtown wine salutes these pioneers. With the highest quality in mind, this blend offers exceptional value for its price. 2020 composition: 41% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot., 9% Syrah, 7% Grenache, 4% Mourvèdre. Winemaking: Over 35 years of meticulous vineyard management and winemaking experience are fundamental to the quality of our wines and reputation for excellence. The wine was aged 9 months in primarily neutral oak barrels, then bottle aged 6 additional months prior to release. Tasting notes: An excellent Frenchtown vintage showing bright fruit aromatics, from wild berries and black cherry to dark plum framed on a medium-bodied structure. An easy-drinking wine, its fruit-forward profile is accented by violets and savory thyme. Vivid flavors carry through to a delicious finish.