Accolades for Zinfandel
2005 Zin makes Wines Northwest's "Wine of the Week"
"...Aromas of blackberry, anise, baking spice & pepper. Flavors of ripe cherry & toasty oak frame the palate & make for a lip-smacking time..."
Chuck Hill, Wines Northwest, August 2009
2006 Zinfandel Review by Chuck Hill of WineNorthwest.com
"...lip-smacking black cherry, blackberry, plummy, ripe fig, raisiny contributions. Full tilt wines require full tilt foods..."
Chuck Hill, WinesNorthwest.com, September 2010
2007 Zinfandel Stuns Bellingham Writer with Style & Elegance
"...dense and concentrated, with notes of blackberry and black cherry, along with a whisper of spice and dark chocolate."
Dan Radil, The Bellingham Herald, August 16, 2011
Dallas Morning News Review: 2002 Zinfandel
Dallas Morning News, March 2005
Esquin Reviews 2005 Zinfandel
"One look at this amazing dark plum color in your glass & you will know this is going to be exquisite..."
Jeff Fournier, Esquin Wine Merchants, May 2008
November 2010 Wine Enthusiast Reviews 2006 Zinfandel
"A candidate for the best Zinfandel in Washington..."
Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast, November 2010
Rand Sealey Reviews 2010 Zinfandel
"...The dark fruits lift up on the back, with notes of macerated berries, orange peel, hazelnut and burnt charcoal..."
Rand Sealey, Review of Washington Wines, November 2012
Rand Sealy Reviews 2007 Zinfandel
"...deep garnet color & a spicy, peppery nose of blackberry, cherry, dried orange peel & cassis, with whiffs of spiced incense & burnt brambles."
Rand Sealy, Review of Washington Wines, November 2011
Spring Release Weekend 2009
"...perhaps the best Zinfandel being made in the state..."
Sean Sullivan, Washington Wine Report, June 30 2009
The Oregon Wine Blog is a Fan of Forgeron Zinfandel
"I have said it on Twitter & I'll say it again here: her Zinfandel is one of my top 2 wine discoveries of 2010."
Clive Pursehouse, The Oregon Wine Blog, November 2010
The Spokesman Review: Washington Zins make a Splash
"For the first time it's made as a pure varietal & the mix of vineyard sources, from the Horse Heaven Hills, Wahluke Slope, & Walla Walla Valley AVAs, shows just how much interest there now is in growing the grape..
Paul Gregutt, The Spokesman Review, August 2009
Washington Tasting Room Profiles 2010 Zinfandel
"Firm & structured, vibrant..."
Washington Tasting Room, Winter 2012/2013
Wine Enthusiast Reviews 2010 Zinfandel
"Zinfandel has been a Forgeron specialty for the past decade."
Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast, December 31 2012
Wine Press NW Reviews 2005 Zinfandel as "Outstanding"
"...She has been producing Zin for Forgeron since 2002, & this is her finest effort to date..."
Andy Perdue, "Little Italy" Wine Press Northwest, Fall 2008
Wines Northwest Reviews 2004 Zinfandel
...classic synthesis of varietals with jammy blackberry & pepper (Zinfandel) melding with anise & blueberry (Syrah)...”
Chuck Hill, Wines Northwest "Wines of the Week", January 2007
Zinfandels with Zing!
Some of the best zinfandels I have tasted recently came — rather surprisingly — not from California but from Washington.
Paul Gregutt, Seattle Times, June 2009