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Accolades for Zinfandel & Primitivo

2001 Zinfandel a "fun wine to drink"

"...lingers on and on."

Dr Randy Buckner, Wine Lovers Page, May 23, 2003

2005 Zin is 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 Reviewed by

"...lip-smacking black cherry, blackberry, plummy, ripe fig, raisiny contributions. Full tilt wines require full tilt foods..."

Chuck Hill,, September 2010

2007 Zinfandel "Dark, Brooding, Complex"

"...dark & brooding...a long lasting finish. Lots of complexity..."

Clive Pursehouse, NW Wine Anthem, August 29 2011

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

2011 StoneTree Primitivo "Generous but Focused"

"...deep rub color & rich aromas... Bright fruit acids..."

J. Rand Sealey, Review of Washington Wines, April 2014

2011 StoneTree Primitivo a Wine Enthusiast "Editor's Choice"

"Complex...ripe...a lingering, spice-filled finish." 92 Points

Sean Sullivan, Wine Enthusiast, September 2014

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

2011 Zinfandel awarded 91 Points by Wine Advocate

"...loads of spice...full-bodied, rich, voluptuous..."

Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate #213, June 2014

Esquin Wine Merchants 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 gives 2010 Zindandel 89 Points

"Ripe, strong black berry & cherry...hints of anise, raspberry liqueur & peppery flavors..."

Mike Potashnik & Don Winkler, International Wine Review, Sept/Oct 2013

Rand Sealey - Review of Washington Wines on 2007 Primitivo

"...brilliant ruby color and rich, spicy aromas of raspberry, blackberry, fig and smoky earth. The flavors are medium-heavy weight, oozing with macerated semi-dried berries..."

Rand Sealey, Review of Washington Wines, January 2011

Rand Sealey deems 2012 Zinfandel "Intense", "Bold" & "Balanced"

"...intense aromas...The flavors are bold...thick & juicy...balanced..."

J. Rand Sealey, Review of Washington Wine, March 2015

Rand Sealey Finds 2012 Primitivo "Brilliant" & "Intriguing"

"...offers a brilliant ruby color & an intriguing nose...flavors are supple & mouth-filling..."

J. Rand Sealey, Review of Washington Wine, March 2015

Rand Sealey Reviews 2009 Primitivo

"The palate brims with ripe, spicy dark fruit flavors, intermixed with black licorice, dark chocolate, espresso, and Wahluke scorched earth...A grinding of pepper and spices (cinnamon, nutmeg) on the savory moderate tannin finish completes this heady wine."

Rand Sealey, Review of Washington Wines, July 2012

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 Sealey Reviews 2011 Zinfandel

"...full-bodied red fruit flaovrs are ripe & vivid..."

J Rand Sealey, Review of Washington Wines, April 2014

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

Seattle Times deems 2001 Zinfandel "Delicious"

"...delicious...fills the mouth..."

Paul Gregutt, Seattle Times "Wine Adviser", October 28 2003

Silver Medal for 2001 Zinfandel

2003 Washington State Wine Competition

Spring Release Weekend 2009 Review - WA Wine Report

"...perhaps the best Zinfandel being made in the state..."

Sean Sullivan, Washington Wine Report, June 30 2009

The "Oregon Wine Blog" a Fan of Forgeron Zinfandel

"I have said it on Twitter & I'll say it again here: her Zinfandel is 1 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 Review - 2007 Primitivo

"Dark and musky, lightly earthy and soft, it's a luscious bottle which blankets the tongue with rustic (in a good way) black fruits and exotic spices. Rare and wonderful."

Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast Online, November 2010

Wine Enthusiast Reviews 2006 Zinfandel

"A candidate for the best Zinfandel in Washington..."

 Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast, November 2010

Wine Enthusiast Reviews 2010 Zinfandel

"Zinfandel has been a Forgeron specialty for the past decade."

Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast, December 31 2012

Wine Enthusiast Reviews 2011 Zinfandel

"...good focus...medium depth...sleek & moderate..."

Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast, July 2014

Wine Press NW Deems 2005 Zinfandel "Outstanding"

"...She has been producing Zin for Forgeron since [2001], & 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...from Washington.

Paul Gregutt, Seattle Times, June 2009