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Accolades for Façon Rouge / Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre

Rand Sealey calls 2012 Façon Rouge GSM "Intriguing"

"...ruby color & intriguing nose...mouth-encompassing flavors...forward fruit & terroir speak for the wine..."

J. Rand Sealey, Review of WA Wines, February 2015

Rand Sealey brings 40 years experience in the wine trade to keep you informed about the rapidly expanding Washington State wine market & industry.

2012 Forgeron Cellars “Façon Rouge” GSM - Boushey Vineyard, Yakima Valley

18.5+/20 Points

"This “GSM” red is composed of 35% Grenache, 35% Syrah & 30% Mourvèdre, all co-fermented. It exhibits a deep ruby color & an intriguing nose of boysenberry, blueberry, pomegranate, Provençal herbs, anise, lavender, & spiced incense. On the palate, the red & blue fruit flavors are mouth-encompassing, underlain with licorice, bittersweet chocolate, roasted coffee beans & Missoula Flood minerals. The back picks up notes of roasted berries & nuts, orange peel & pomegranate seeds, followed by a lingering spicy (nutmeg, clove) chewy moderate tannin & acid finish. Aged mostly in neutral oak, the forward fruit & terroir speak for the wine. 18.5+/20 Points."

J. Rand Sealey, Review of WA Wines, February 2015