Location: O’Brien’s Liquor & Wine 1502, Highway 2 West, Columbia Falls
Wine People: O’Brien and his staff are great guides; look for red dots for 50 percent off.
Physical Coordinates: The Wine is hiding between the big plant and the wine tasting, oops I mean wine studying, desk. Stroll the small stacks, as there are many under $10 gems.
Appearance: Yet another liquor store (excellent Scotch here!) with a killer wine set.
Target Wine: L’Ecole no. 41 Semillon
Suggested retail: $14
MLW Price: $12.99
L’Ecole dates from the early days of Walla Walla, Wash., wine history (the 80s). L’Ecole has style, grace and well … always tasted great! The cute label, by Ryan, age 9, depicts the winery, a former school house. Cuteness aside, this a truly great wine that shows its flavors magnificently with the squash lasagna. This wine smells like nicely buttered toast. Seriously, it does smell like buttered toast, a touch of melon and apple fruit flavors and a lightly oaked finish. Beautiful.
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