Friday, June 28, 2013

L'Ecole No. 41 Honor Society 30th Anniversary Celebration!

Tonight I am thrilled to be a guest at L'Ecole No. 41 for the Honor Society 30th Anniversary Celebration! I just got to the barrel room and an enjoying the coolness as just outside the door it's about 95!

Despite the heat the wine is cool and we are enjoying some great wines! Starting with some 2012 Grenache Rose and 2011 Luminesce that helped cool me off. Then some wonderful library comparisons to current releases, I especially liked the 1997 Seven Hills merlot which was drinking very nicely. We ended with a fine toast by Marty of the 2004 Ferguson.

Some barrels of the original Ferguson from 2004!

Then a barrel sample of the 2011 Ferguson blend, this one from the newly named Ferguson Vineyard a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (57%), Merlot (32%) and Cabernet Franc (11%). A very nice wine to be released in Spring 2014.

On to a 5-year vertical of Perigee, my favorite blend, including barrel samples of the 2011 vintage. I am really liking the 2005 vintage now! With music and great hors d'oeuvres and great wines this is shaping up to be a wonderful night! More tomorrow from the vineyard tour, cheers!

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