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Accolades for Syrah

WA Wine Report deems 2010 Les Collines Syrah "Aromatically Distinct, Excellent"

"Very aromatically distinct...with herbs, citrus peel, dry chocolate, & crushed violets..".

Sean Sullivan, Washington Wine Report "WW Valley Report 2013, Part I", October 28 2013

 

 

The latest wines from winemaker Marie-Eve Gilla at Forgeron Cellars include some fascinating wrinkles but still displays her deft, feminine touch.

Typically Gilla has made a Columbia Valley designated Syrah that includes a significant portion from Boushey Vineyard. For the 2010 vintage, Gilla made instead 2 vineyard-designated Syrahs – one from Boushey Vineyard & the other from Les Collines. “I liked them both,” Gilla said simply. The 2 wines provide textbook examples of the contrasts between these 2 top Syrah sites.

Forgeron Cellars Syrah Les Collines Walla Walla Valley 2012 $46
"(Excellent) Very aromatically distinct from the Boushey with herbs, citrus peel, dry chocolate, & crushed violets. The palate is medium-bodied, very soft & velvety with blueberry flavors & tart acidity. Not for all comers but a very pretty wine. 100% Syrah. Aged in French (60%) & Hungarian oak (34% new). 4/5 Stars"

Sean Sullivan, Washington Wine Report "WW Valley Report 2013, Part I", October 28 2013