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Accolades for Forgeron Cellars

Sean P. Sullivan Extolls Virtues of Forgeron's Compelling Wines at a Value

" ...year after year French-born winemaker Marie-Eve Gilla keeps crafting compelling, well-priced wines using fruit from some of Washington's best vineyards."

 Sean P. Sullivan, Walla Walla Valley Report 2011, Part III

"Forgeron Cellars can often fly under the radar in Walla Walla. The winery is set off by itself downtown and has a long enough tenure that it doesn't get the ‘new winery buzz.' However, year after year French-born winemaker Marie-Eve Gilla keeps crafting compelling, well-priced wines using fruit from some of Washington's best vineyards.

"Recently, Gilla worked with executive chef Charles Calder on a series of holiday pairings for some of her wines, using classic recipes from her native France. Wine and food pairings can go a number of different ways. Often it is neutral with neither elevating the other nor subtracting from it. Occasionally it is catastrophic (think smoked salmon and red wine). Ah but when it is perfect the results are sublime, elevating both the wine and food and leaving the recipient in a state of nirvana. Though I only tried only two of several pairings (see the full recipes here), the Noix de Saint-Jacques à la Crème au Curry avec 2009 Chardonnay is so perfectly matched to the Forgeron Chardonnay it becomes hard to imagine one without the other. 

Sean P. Sullivan, Walla Walla Valley Report 2011, Part III

Sean P. Sullivan's Washington Wine Report can be viewed here.