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Forgeron Cellars: 2006 Zinfandel
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Blend: 97% Zinfandel: 39% Alder Ridge (Horse Heaven Hills), 32% Clifton (Wahluke Slope), 26% Les Collines (Walla Walla), 3% Cabernet Franc

Appelation: Columbia Valley

Vineyards: Zinfandel: 39% Alder Ridge (Horse Heaven Hills), 32% Clifton (Wahluke Slope), 26% Les Collines (Walla Walla), Cabernet Franc: 100% Alder Ridge

Bottled: August 1st, 2008

Acidity: .57%

Ph: 3.88

Barrel Regime: 100% American Oak, 70% New and 30% Used

Total Production: 382 Cases

Prices: /bottle   $/case

2006 Zinfandel

Our 2006 vintage of Zinfandel is again a combination of 3 of our favorite vineyard sites, chosen for the unique flavors and aromas they bring to the wine. Alder Ridge Vineyard is in the Horse Heaven Hills along the North shore of the Columbia River. This wonderful site brings rich cherry jam characteristics to the wine. Clifton Vineyard is on the Wahluke Slope near Mattawa. A warmer site chosen for the white pepper and spice qualities in the fruit. The third vineyard is Les Collines on the foothills of the Blue Mountains in Walla Walla Valley which adds bold flavors and perfume to the blend.

Immediately in the nose you pick up the classic Zinfandel aromas of clove, caramel, spice, & roses. The mouth feel is rich & juicy showing balanced acids & exhibiting flavors of chocolate, braised figs, white pepper & clove, hints of brown sugar, bing cherries & blackberry reduction...The finish is smooth, long & lingering.

Our 2006 Zinfandel is a huge favorite among those in the know! This is most definitely a wine meant to be enjoyed with food & friends. Try our 2006 Zinfandel with Braised Lamb Shanks or Duck with a Balsamic Reduction sauce or a classic Cherry Clafouti. Be sure to have an extra bottle or 2 of this 2006 Zinfandel on hand. You don't want to run out of wine before you run out of food!

Santé

Marie-Eve Gilla - Winemaker