2012 L'Ecole 41 'Apogee' (Pepperbridge Vineyard)
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale $39.94 (reg. $49.94)
While 2012 may have been a ‘great’ year down in California, up in Washington State it was the best in memory, and L’Ecole stole the show with fabulous Bordeaux style wines from Walla Walla. The ‘Apogee’ from the Pepperbridge Vineyard is a Washington State classic, featuring 60% Cabernet, 30% Merlot and the rest Cab Franc and Malbec, and it is a full-bodied delight with two decades of enjoyment ahead.
Called by Vinous a “just right” vintage, and “spectacular” by the Wine Advocate, the Northwest was blessed with wines of depth, balance, and freshness in 2012 that impressed the world over. With over 20 years at the helm of L’Ecole, Megan and Marty Clubb are as experienced as it gets in Walla Walla, and they were well positioned to take advantage of the serendipitous season.
L’Ecole, according to Jeb Dunnuck of the Wine Advocate, produces a “great lineup of wines” that are “rock solid across the board” and the 'Apogee' is proof that L’Ecole is one of Washington State’s best under-the-radar producers.
The is a phenomenal opportunity to snag a premier Bordeaux blend from Walla Walla for under $40! This is the lowest price in the country for ‘Apogee’ and the allocation is fairly slim, so contact us today and lay down a Washington State classic that will please for years to come!