Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wine of the Week: 2006 L'Ecole No. 41 Syrah Columbia Valley

L'Ecole 2006 Syrah a Lovely Treat.
A lovely, lovely Washington Syrah.

Last week I was camping in the mountains with my son and his Boy Scout troop. It may be summer in the Columbia Valley, but in the Cascades it's still spring - as in cold and wet. After a week of sleeping in a small tent, in the same warm, but increasingly aromatic sleeping bag, lacking the pleasure of wine, it was a joy to return home. My dear wife had a bottle of L'Ecole No. 41 Syrah waiting for me. She knows me so well.

This is an elegant Syrah with blueberry and black cherry, it has an inviting dark purple color, medium body and a lucious finish with pleasant spice. Well balanced tannin and acid.This wine is drinking extremely well now. I enjoyed this wine so much, I did not want to share it with food. Perfect for a special occasion or just because you love Syrah. Recommended.

Alcohol: 14.8%
Blend: Syrah 95% and Grenache 5%

Since I did not buy this wine, I do not know what my wife paid for it. Checking their website, the 2008 Syrah is $24 direct from the winery.

www.lecole.com
L'Ecole Nº 41
41 Lowden School Road
P.O. Box 111
Lowden, WA 99360

Tasting Room Hours:
Open daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Closed 1 pm December 24th and 31st.

Phone (509)525.0940
Fax (509)525.2775

Cheers!