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Accolades for Chardonnay

WA Wine Report deems 2012 Chardonnay "Excellent"

"Forgeron Cellars commitment to its Chardonnay is evident..."

Sean P Sullivan, Washington Wine Report, April 30, 2014


"Forgeron Cellars commitment to its Chardonnay is evident in the vineyard sourcing for its 2012 wine, which includes grapes from 8 different sites across the Columbia Valley. “We realized with the cooler 2004 vintage that we had to rely on a diversity of sources to ensure complexity & maintain consistency regardless of seasonal climate variation,” winemaker Marie-Eve Gilla said...

An aromatically alluring wine with pear, toasty spices, peach, & touches of tropical fruit. The palate is medium bodied, rich & ripe but avoids going over the top, maintaining well-balanced acidity with an open finish. 95% Chardonnay, 5% Roussanne. Crawford, Kestrel, Upland, The Benches, Weinbau, Connor Lee, Underwood Mountain & Lonesome Springs Ranch (Roussanne) vineyards. Aged in French oak (32% new)."

Sean P Sullivan, Washington Wine Report, April 30, 2014