Archive for June 19th, 2012

June 19, 2012

L’Ecole No. 41 Red, 2009

A mostly Merlot blend that is extremely easy to drink although without the defining characteristics that make LN41’s varietals so exacting and exciting.  [This blog is littered with L’Ecole plaudits: Merlot, Chardonnay, Semillon, Chenin; too bad we didn’t do a handstand with this one.]  It seemed to me an ideal social wine, a BBQ wine, where you could have six bottles on hand and no one would complain, but no one would care, really, either.  For us not something special, unique or interesting enough to include in our duty free allotment next trip south.

 

Price: $18 in Washington, hard to find in BC (their varietals are $35-55).

 

Market Liquidity: Good for good friends.