L'ECOLE 2018 PROPRIETARY RED "APOGEE" WALLA WALLA VALLEY 750mL

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ANTONIO GALLONI'S VINOUS MEDIA 95 POINTS - "Seriously good even so young, the scintillating 2018 Apogee is entirely sourced from the acclaimed Pepper Bridge vineyard. A blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon with smaller parts of Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc, this inky-colored bottling unveils heady graphite, black currant jelly, creme de violette, tar and Turkish coffee flavors, while firm tannins bind everything nicely. Refined and elegant, yet showing a hedonistic bent, this outstanding bottling is already nicely evolved after a two-hour decant and will surely provide drinking enjoyment for another 20 years to come."

JEB DUNNUCK 95 POINTS - "The 2018 Apogee Pepper Bridge Vineyard is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon yet includes 27% Merlot, 14% Malbec and 3% Cabernet Franc, all brought up in 50% new French oak. It has a gorgeous, Bordeaux-like nose of red and black currants, lead pencil, leafy tobacco, and graphite. This carries to a medium to full-bodied red with terrific overall balance, remarkable purity of fruit, and both tannins and acidity. It can be enjoyed today yet will benefit 2-3 years of bottle age and I suspect have 20 years of prime drinking. It's a beautiful wine."

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE 94 POINTS - "The 2018 Apogee Pepper Bridge Vineyard is a blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 14% Malbec and 3% Cabernet Franc. Elegant oak tones flow from the glass with nuances of Tahitian vanilla, toasted nutmeg and cinnamon with blackberry reduction and plum compote. Full-bodied, the wine's texture is tight-knit, with the oak and fruit essence firmly tied together. This will age gracefully but needs a few more years in bottle to gel together. The wine ends with a long, lingering, complex finish that evolves in the mouth with persistence for more than a minute. The wine spent 22 months in French oak barrels, 50% new. The Apogee will remain food-friendly for years to come; just give it a couple more years in bottle to come around. Bravo! I look forward to revisiting this bottle in a decade. 14,400 bottles were made."
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