Loads of red fruit, cherries, red currants, and some cranberry flavors are up front, but are augmented in the mid-palate by some eucalyptus, loam, and unsweetened chocolate. Tannins are dusty, almost gritty. Unripe green flavors come through and linger on the finish. Drink with filet and lots of mushrooms sautéed in too much butter.

WHO: L’Ecole No. 41
WHAT: Cabernet Sauvignon
WHERE: Walla Walla Valley, Washington
WHEN: 2006
HOW MUCH: $36

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