Details at a Glance
Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc
Appelation: Columbia Valle
Vineyards: Pepper Bridge Vineyard - Walla Walla Valley, Klipsun Vineyard - Red Mountain, Boushey Vineyard - Yakima, and Alder Ridge - Horse Heaven Hills
Bottled: March 14th, 2008
Barrel Regime: 100% French Oak, 62% New, 38% Used
Total Production: 288 Cases
Prices: /bottle  $/case
2005 Cabernet Sauvignon
Our 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon is an elegant, yet full-bodied wine. The extensive bottle aging has allowed the intricate flavors and aromas to develop into an incredible personality. On the nose, you instantly realize this is a serious wine that requires time for contemplation. It is rich with intense black cherries, plums, dark chocolate and a hint of violets. With the first sip, it’s youthful side emerges, ready for a party! The mouth has lively acids with tart cherries, milk chocolate and caramel.
When thinking of the perfect food pairing, beef and barbeque comes to mind. Try with a blackened steak salad topped with blue cheese or a marinated grilled flank steak with rosemary and garlic topped with caramelized Walla Walla sweet onions. Invite a couple of friends to join you and pour a bottle or two of Forgeron Cellars 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon.
Marie-Eve Gilla, WinemakerTweet