Accolades for Zinfandel & Primitivo
2011 Zinfandel "Excellent" says WA Wine Report
"No winery consistently does [Zinfandel & Primitivo] better in the Northwest..."
Sean P Sullivan, Washington Wine Report, April 30, 2014
"No winery consistently does [Zinfandel & Primitivo] better in the Northwest than Forgeron Cellars. While studies have found these 2 varieties to be genetically identical, Gilla sees them as distinct. “We find subtle differences in both the winemaking & sensory profile of this grape,” she said. “Our Primitivo tends to be a rustic & slightly more powerful version of the Zinfandel...
A moderately aromatic wine with barrel spices, chocolate, red cherries, & abundant licorice notes. The palate is rich & full-bodied with great depth to the fruit flavors but still with good acidity to balance it all out. 78% Zinfandel (Alder Ridge) & 22% Primitivo (StoneTree). Aged in French (55%) & American oak (50% new)."
Sean P Sullivan, Washington Wine Report, April 30, 2014Tweet