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"...a superior, reasonably-priced red wine. Marie-Eve has successfully crafted an homage to Walla Walla & Bordeaux."

William Pollard Jr, Wild 4 Washington Wine, March 2012

 

"An expression of New World & Old World wine."

"Last month I had the pleasure of visiting with Forgeron Cellars winemaker, Marie-Eve Gilla. She sent me home with a bottle of wine I did not taste, her non-vintage Walldeaux Smithie. This week I had the pleasure of enjoying this gift. Originally from France, over the last 2 decades, Marie has made wine in Washington State for some of my favorite wineries. She is part owner of Forgeron Cellars in Walla Walla, Washington & she, my friends, is making outstanding wines.

"A red wine blend, this is a food friendly wine, with enough character to keep you pleased before, during & after dinner. Marie has blended several vintages in this bottle, 2007, 2008 & 2009. Her intent was to create an expression of maturity & youth, & to capture elements of New World wine & Old World wine."

"Walldeaux had good dark color on opening, delivering a rich mocha nose, & expansive depth. On the palate there was just enough acidity to keep my interest, with mocha & raspberry shifting to a blueberry finish. It was just a touch tart with enough tannins to pair with my grilled steak. After 40 minutes the nose shifted to aromas of coffee & blueberry, rounding out with vanilla taffy & pepper mill. The aromatics caressed my face. The wine continued to develop more wonderful aromas the longer it was open. With a medium-short finish, this is a superior, reasonably priced red wine. Marie-Eve has successfully crafted an homage to Walla Walla a& Bordeaux. My dinner & I thank her. On day 2 the wine was just as enjoyable if a bit brooding, perfect for sipping. Expect the Walldeaux Smithie to drink well over the next several years. Recommended."

William Pollard Jr, Wild 4 Washington Wine, March 2012 

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