2012 L'Ecole No 41 Apogee Pepperbridge Vineyard
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
2012 L'Ecole No 41 Apogee Pepperbridge Vineyard
  • WA 93
  • WE 91
  • VN 91

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$39.94

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Reg: $49.94

$39.94

This product is
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WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
Along the same lines as the Perigee, the 2012 Apogee Pepperbridge Vineyard has a slightly darker fruit profile to go with notes of graphite, crushed rock and roasted meats. It too has a full-bodied, structured...   Along the same lines as the Perigee, the 2012 Apogee Pepperbridge Vineyard has a slightly darker fruit profile to go with notes of graphite, crushed rock and roasted meats. It too has a full-bodied, structured, concentration and tannic feel, so short-term cellaring is advised. It will have two decades of longevity. The blend here is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cab Franc and 5% Malbec, with aging spanning 22 months in 50% new French oak. - Jeb Dunnuck  
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast, September 2015
The aromas of tobacco leaf, herbs, milk chocolate, vanilla and dark cherries are generous on this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. The flavors are equal part rich and restrained, with a...   The aromas of tobacco leaf, herbs, milk chocolate, vanilla and dark cherries are generous on this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. The flavors are equal part rich and restrained, with a delightful sense of balance along with a light grip of tannins.  
VN 91
Vinous, November 2015
91+ Healthy deep ruby-red. Totally different nose from the Perigee, with blueberry, blackberry and redcurrant scents complicated by violet, nutmeg and spicy tobacco. Densely packed and tight, showing a distinctly cooler...   91+ Healthy deep ruby-red. Totally different nose from the Perigee, with blueberry, blackberry and redcurrant scents complicated by violet, nutmeg and spicy tobacco. Densely packed and tight, showing a distinctly cooler quality and good peppery lift in the middle palate. Savory and dry but smooth and very long, with youthful tannins showing a dusty quality but avoiding austerity. The crop in 2012 was very light due to the November frost in 2011. Has the structure to support a graceful evolution in bottle.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region Washington
Sub-region Columbia Valley
Vintage 2012
Size 750ML