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Accolades for Zinfandel & Primitivo

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 brings 40 years of wine trade experience to keep you informed about the rapidly expanding Washington wine market and industry.

2010 Forgeron Cellars Zinfandel, Columbia Valley ($30)

This is a remarkable two clone combination of 77% Zinfandel from Alder Ridge (Horse Heaven) and 23% Primitivo from Stonetree (Wahluke Slope). Deep purplish colored, it shows a spicy nose of blackberry, boysenberry, mulberry, orange peel and cracked pepper. The red/blue fruits are ripe and well saturated, imbued with notes of black anise, brambles, chocolate and wind-blown Horse Heaven loam and Wahluke scorched earth. The dark fruits lift up on the back, with notes of macerated berries, orange peel, hazelnut and burnt charcoal followed by a warm (14.8% alcohol, normal for Zin) well spiced moderate tannin finish. 18.5/20 points.

Rand Sealey, Review of Washington Wines, November 2012