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Forgeron Cellars: 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon
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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

Acidity: .61%

Ph: 3.75

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.

Santé!

Marie-Eve Gilla, Winemaker