Episode 154 – It’s Time to go to School With Winemaker Marcus Rafanelli From L’Ecole No 41

Episode 154 – It’s Time to go to School With Winemaker Marcus Rafanelli From L’Ecole No 41 Episode 154 – It’s Time to go to School With Winemaker Marcus Rafanelli From L’Ecole No 41

In today’s episode, Shelley and Phil sit down with L’Ecole No. 41 Winemaker, Marcus Rafanelli, and taste through four wines produced from the little schoolhouse winery. L’Ecole No. 41 was the third Walla Walla Valley Winery and the 20th in the state of Washington. They are celebrating 40 years of making delicious wines and we get to learn all about the story behind this notorious winery! #HappyFriday! #ItsWineTime! #Cheersing 

Wine Time Fridays Rating System: 

Phenomenal ????Practically Perfect ????Pretty Damn Good!  ????Pleasant ????Problematic ????Pleagth (Pitiful and Pathetic)  ????

Wines this episode:   

  • 2021 L’Ecole No 41 Sémillon, Columbia Valley – $17 ????
  • 2020 L’Ecole No 41 Merlot, Columbia Valley – $28 ????
  • 2020 L’Ecole No 41 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley – $42 ????
  • 2020 L’Ecole No 41 Ferguson, Estate Ferguson Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley – $65 ????

For more information the 2021 L’Ecole No 41 Sémillon, please visit https://www.lecole.com/wine/2021-semillon/

For more information the 2020 L’Ecole No 41 Merlot, please visit https://www.lecole.com/wine/2020-merlot/

For more information the 2020 L’Ecole No 41 Cabernet Sauvignon, please visit https://www.lecole.com/wine/2020-cabernet-sauvignon-walla-walla-valley/

For more information the 2020 L’Ecole No 41 Ferguson, please visit https://www.lecole.com/wine/2020ferguson/

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Bordeaux-styled wines are wines that are produced in a style similar to the wines made in the Bordeaux region of France. The classic Bordeaux blend is typically made up of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec. 

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Mentions:  College Cellars, Walla Walla Incubator Program, Rivaura Estate Winery, Lane Hewett, Vince (Vinnie) Hewett.

Wines we enjoyed this week:  We’ve been all over the place lately so most of the wines we’ve enjoyed have been featured already!

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