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Wine Advocate rates Forgeron Cellars "Outstanding"

"...The wines are outstanding across the board & show great textures, integrated acidity..."

The Wine Advocate, June 2013

"Meaning “blacksmith” in French, Forgeron is run by the talented Marie-Eve Gilla, who is originally from Paris, France & earned her Master’s in Oenology & Viticulture in Dijon before working in Burgundy. The wines are outstanding across the board & show great textures, integrated acidity & overall very drinkable profiles."

Jeb Dunnuck - The Wine Advocate, June 2013

2009 ANVIL  Red Blend - 93+ Points

"Aged 33 months in 64% new French oak & a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot & 20% Petit Verdot that’s from Pepper Bridge, Dionysus & Boushey Vineyards, the 2009 Anvil is a classy effort that has herb-laced black fruits, tobacco, lead pencil & chocolate-like aromas all emerging from the glass. Full-bodied, polished & supple, with a seamless texture that carries integrated acidity & ripe tannin, it’s a knockout [2009] blend that will easily drink well for over a decade. Drink now-2025+."

2010 Les Collines Syrah - 92 Points

"More spice-driven aromatically, with plenty of cedar, spice box & potpourri intermixed with red & black fruits, the 2010 Syrah Les Collines has additional richness & depth on the palate with beautiful ripeness, a layered texture & a focused finish. Medium to full-bodied, supple & already delicious, it too will drink nicely for another 5-7 years. Drink now-2020."

2010 Merlot, Columbia Valley - 90 Points

"A plump, fruit-loaded effort, the 2010 Merlot (100% Merlot) possesses a deep, rich bouquet of smoked plums, leafy herbs, charred wood & anise seed to go with a mouth-filling, rounded & supple feel on the palate. Firming up nicely on the finish, with solid focus & purity, it dishes out plenty of pleasure & will drink well for another 4-6 years. Drink now-2019."

2010 Boushey Syrah - 89 Points

"A meaty, peppery effort, the 2010 Syrah Boushey Birdhouse Block delivers a pretty, complex bouquet of black fruits, black olive, charred beef & sappy underbrush to go with a forward, medium-bodied, delicious palate that has no hard edges, notable freshness & a clean finish. Drink it over the coming 5-7 years. Drink now-2020"