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Forgeron Cellars: 2005 Cabernet Franc, Alder Ridge Vineyard
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Details at a Glance

Blend: 100% Cabernet FRanc

Appelation: Horse Heaven Hills

Vineyards: 100% Alder Ridge Vineyard

Bottled: August 5, 2007

Acidity: 0.56 g/100m TA

Ph: 3.85 pH

Barrel Regime: 100% American Oak 50% New, 50% Used

Total Production: 117 cases

Prices: /bottle   $/case

2005 Cabernet Franc, Alder Ridge Vineyard

If you’re looking for an intense wine that is incredibly filling and satisfying, search no more. Made from 100% Cabernet Franc from Alder Ridge Vineyard, our 2005 Cab Franc was aged 22 months in oak allowing it to fully express its flamboyant personality.

The color is inky, reminiscent of blackberry jam. On the nose, there are so many aromas, you wonder if your nose might become overworked just savoring each and every one. There are floral notes of hibiscus and perfume, followed by fruits of black cherry and raspberry, then finishes with black peppercorn and spice. Once you take your first sip, your head will spin from the pure joy of the experience. This is a rich, full-bodied Cabernet Franc with a supple, softer side. Experience flavors of fig, gooseberry, amaretto and coca bean combined with great acidity and a very long finish.

With barbeque season upon us, a juicy steak with grilled vegetables makes a great pairing with our 2005 Cabernet Franc. Country-style pork ribs or a marinated flank steak, thinly sliced in a corn tortilla would be equally satisfying. Just be sure to have an extra bottle on hand, once you open the first one, you will want another!


Marie-Eve Gilla, Winemaker