The Apogee of Washington Cabs

Before he started making his own wine—featured in last week's column—in 1998, Washington State winemaker Norm McKibben sold the highly prized grapes from his Pepper Bridge vineyard to other winemakers. His first customer was the L'Ecole No. 41 winery, so named because it is housed in the old Frenchtown School building in Lowden, and I recently tried—no, delighted in—a bottle of their stunning L'Ecole No. 41 Apogee, Pepper Bridge Vineyard 2005 ($50) made from just this fruit.

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