L'Ecole 41 Chardonnay 2009
This elegantly expressive Chardonnay offers an enticing mix of tropical fruit, flint and crisp Asian pear. The vibrant structure of this wine is finely balanced between richness and minerality adding complexity on the clean, lingering finish.
This is a pure Chardonnay, from cool-climate sites, showing a lean, sculpted spine that both defines and expands the flavors. Exceptionally complex for Washington Chardonnay, with good natural acidity, a mix of peach, apple and pineapple fruit, and a finish that shows tight layering. There is a dense core that should unravel with bottle age; this is that rare Washington Chardonnay that will prosper with cellaring.
Lithe and spicy, with a peppermint edge to the pear, pineapple and caramel flavors. Finishes with polish. Drink now through 2014.
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In 1984, shortly after the first 1983 vintage was resting in barrel, Jean and Baker Ferguson, the founders,... View More