L’ecole no 41
Those of us who great up in the 80s will appreciate Morty’s summer camp trip on the lake at the end of the summer, Wudy da Wabbit’s run through the woods, and Tripper & Roxanne’s canoeing as they sang Let’s Walla Walla down by the mango tree.
This summer, I will be doing a lot of Walla-ing, and this is just a sneak peak at one of the wineries. L’ecole No. 41. resides in a 1915 schoolhouse, just outside of Walla Walla. The first wine I am sampling from them is the 2006 Perigree, a Bordeaux blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc. The name has an interesting history as Perigee is the point at which the moon is closet to the earth. the winery uses this name to express their wish to be close tot he earth, and to reflect the earthy character of the wine.
When I first opened the wine, I got a lot of dark blue and black fruit, including black cherry, blackberry and fig. Then the power went out. Suffice it to say, I couldn’t continue my tasting notes, and I did continue drinking. This was a very pleasant wine, with lots of fruit adn medium body. I rather enjoyed it but I’m not sure about the $49 price tag. I look forward to getting to know more of their wines, as they sent me a large selection of current releases.
While my summer camp beared no resembleance to camp North Star, we did sing. Just not in canoes. And I was a CIT for one summer, but they CERTAINLY had more fun than I; thank you to L’ecole no. 41 for the tasty treat i enjoyed while plunged in to darkness. No thanks to PG&E for the darkness.