Details at a Glance
Blend: 75% Merlot; 12.5% Zinfandel; 12.5% Petit Verdot
Appelation: Columbia Valley
Bottled: April 29, 2011
Acidity: 0.65 g / 100mL
Barrel Regime: 100% French Oak, 30% New, 70% Used
Total Production: 446 Cases
Prices: /bottle  $/case
2008 BlackSmith 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 cigar box, cedar and spice are followed by rich flavors of black cherries, smokey roasted figs & dates, finishing with lingering black pepper and brown sugar.
Enjoy with classic Boeuf Bourgignon or grilled Lamb with a Merlot reduction sauce.
BlackSmith Wines are not available in the Forgeron Cellars Tasting Room. 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 - Winemaker