Walla Walla Wine

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from L’Ecole Winery.

As my fellow wine bloggers jet off to Walla Walla, Washington this week for the 2010 Wine Blogger Conference, I’ve decided to toast them with another wine from Walla Walla! This is the first time I’ve missed the blogger conference, much to my dismay, but sometimes these things can’t be helped. I’m hoping it might come to VA next year so I could be sure to make it! Out of the Walla Walla 6-pack sent to me by L’Ecole, I chose the 2006 L’Ecole Apogee. The wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc. It had a real cork closure, clocked in at 14.3% alcohol by volume, and looks to retail online for between $34-$45.

On the nose I found clove, herbs, berries, plums, blackberries, red fruit, spice, and slight chocolate notes. I thought the fruit smelled fresh and I wanted to get lost in this wine. In the mouth I got plums, blackberry, anise, chocolate, bright fresh black fruits, and herbs. I found the wine to be nicely structured with dry tannins.  Cheers to all those up in Walla Walla this week!

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  1. [...] Published by admin at 10:54 am under Uncategorized As my fellow wine bloggers jet off to Walla Walla, Washington this week for the 2010 Wine Blogger Conference, I’ve decided to toast them with another wine from Walla Walla! This is the first time I’ve missed the blogger conference, … View original post here: Walla Walla Wine « Wannabe Wino Wine Blog [...]

  2. I am missing the conference too and it’s killing me. I feel better knowing I’m not the only one not going this year.

    Darn sons High School Graduation got in the way. I’ll be watching – 800+ kids graduate and blackberry in hand reading the tweets.

  3. Missed you at the conference! A few of us headed over to L’Ecole the Sunday after the conference for a library tasting. We tasted 3 vintages of the Apogee, a 1999, 2003, and 2007. I must say, that wine ages very gracefully! I absolutely loved the 1999, and the ’03 was great, but still very big for my taste. Love tastings like that because you really get to trust in the wines ability to age! I ended up buying a couple bottles of the ’07′s and promised myself to lay them down… for quite a few years… knowing they will be awesome down the road. Wish you could have experienced it too!

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