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Vertical Cabernet Tasting with Paul Gregutt Reveals Focus & Consistency

"What shone through was the classic, well-defined, consistent winemaking style, one that allowed for vintage expression & yet kept a tight focus on wines...All the wines were drinking soundly & none were even close to going over the hill."

Paul Gregutt, Unfined & Unfiltered, May 2011

An excerpt from Paul Gregutt's blog Unfined and Unfiltered during our recent Cabernet Sauvignon tasting with him.To view the rest of the entry, please visit his blog under the posting "Forgeron Cabs and a Brilliant Sauv Blanc."

"Yesterday brought a couple of wine highlights my way. A marvelous vertical tasting of Forgeron Cabernets was the first. I sat down with winemaker Marie-Eve Gilla and her assistant Annie Hull and we worked our way through nine bottles, including a pair of vineyard-designates. What shone through was the classic, well-defined, consistent winemaking style, one that allowed for vintage expression and yet kept a tight focus on wines with – well – a tight focus.

"All the wines were drinking soundly and none were even close to going over the hill. My favorites were 2006, 2001 and 2007 (in that order). Later in the day I tasted through them all again with the owners of Klipsun vineyards, whose grapes were a part of all but the vineyard-designates. The over-riding impression throughout the flight was of dark, smoky, somewhat earthy wines, showing black cherry and cassis fruit, coffee grounds, smoke and dense, though polished tannins..."

Paul Gregutt, Unfined & Unfiltered, May 2011