Details at a Glance
Blend: 79% Merlot, 16% Syrah, 5% Zinfandel
Appelation: Columbia Valley
Bottled: August 23, 2012
Acidity: 0.69 g/100mL
Barrel Regime: 54% used French Barrels, 46% used American Barrels
Total Production: 320 cases
Prices: $18/bottle  $194.4/case
BlackSmith 2010 Merlot
Blacksmith is Forgeron Cellars line of outstanding and affordable wines. To get this combination of quality and value, we source our grapes from different varieties and vineyards and then, with skillful winemaking, craft them into the highest possible quality vintages.
Our Merlot is from unique vineyard sites located throughout the Columbia Valley. Utilizing different locations allows us to focus on the terroir of each vineyard and bring the distinct characteristics of the fruit to the forefront. Dark aromas of cracked black pepper, dried Herbs de Provence and hints of licorice are followed by rich flavors of intense cherry, dark chocolate and loads of spice, finishing with lingering hints of tart pomegranate and minerality.
Enjoy with a classic Boeuf Bourgignon or grilled Leg of Lamb with a Merlot reduction sauce.
Please check with your favorite local restaurants, wine shops, or grocery stores for availability or have them contact us so we may connect them with our distributor in their area.
Marie-Eve Gilla - WinemakerTweet