Accolades for Forgeron Cellars
The French Touch - Some very nice Tipples among the Wheatfields
"...although [Marie-Eve] is pleased with many of the wines she has made so far, especially a red blend called “Vinfinity”, she prefers to look 5 or 10 years ahead..."
The Economist Magazine, May 2006
"...Much of the super-premium action is in the Walla Walla Valley established in 1984. The appellations reputation for quality was established from the start by superb cabernet sauvignon & merlot…
Excellent…easier to come by, wines from Forgeron Cellars…
Marie-Eve Gilla, who came to Washington from Burgundy in the early 1990s & is now the winemaker at Forgeron, says that although she is pleased with many of the wines she has made so far, especially a red blend called “Vinfinity”, she prefers to look five or ten years ahead. By that time, the appellations young vineyards will have started to mature & their novice managers, some of whom were raised to farm wheat & sweet onions, not grapes, will have honed their skills. Part of the challenge is learning how to control vineyards & quality grape production in a high-desert climate with long, bright summer days & dark, frosty winter nights. But she sees huge local promise, too."
The Economist Magazine, May 18 2006Tweet