2014 vintage notes
With regal structure and elegant purity, beautifully unfurling black and red fruits, coffee, graphite and cocoa accents that play nicely through powder-fine tannin, L'Ecole's 2014 Perigee is our kind of red blend. The balance is commendible, owing partly to the winery's style and certainly to the terrific 2014 vintage (have we mentioned how much we're loving Washington '14s? We do!). 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 5 % Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec. - Marcus
L'Ecole's Perigee Estate captures the essence of Seven Hills Vineyard’s characteristic rich elegance, seductive aromas and earthy structure. L’Ecole has sourced from Seven Hills Vineyard since 1993; they select the oldest and most distinguished blocks to produce one of the winery's flagships.
94 points Wine Advocate: "A true blockbuster from this estate is the 2014 Perigee Seven Hills Vineyard Estate and it’s 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. It offers killer notes of blackberries, cassis, crushed rocks and graphite, with a mineral-laced, full-bodied, concentrated style on the palate. Impeccably balanced, with terrific purity and building tannin, drink it anytime over the coming decade or two."
95 points Decanter World Wine Awards 2017: "“Quite full, ample and powerful with a fine but firm chassis of tannins and inviting blueberry and herbal flavours. An engaging wine with more than a little presence.
93 points Vinous, Stephen Tanzer: "Pretty perfume of cassis, black cherry, lavender, licorice and cedar. Large-scaled, velvety and dry; conveys a sweeter, more pliant impression than most of the foregoing wines, no doubt partly due to the silky richness of the Merlot component, but also boasts terrific vinosity. Inky blackberry and violet flavors are complicated by minerality. Suave, fine-grained tannins arrive late and harmonize well with the wine's ripe acidity. I find this a bit sweeter and richer today than the 2013 was at the same stage."