2013 ANVIL Cabernet Sauvignon
Columbia Valley
An impeccably balanced beauty based on 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Petit Verdot from vines planted in 1988, the 2013 Anvil gives up notes of black currants, scorched earth and coffee beans. Rich, full-bodied, impressively concentrated and with killer purity, count me as a fan, and it will drink well for 10-15 years (2017 - 2033).
Jeb Dunnuck
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
2015 ANVIL Chardonnay
Yakima Valley
The top Chardonnay is the 2015 ANVIL Chardonnay French Creek Vineyard, 100% Chardonnay that spent 16 months in 50% new French oak. Lighter gold-colored with rocking notes of sautéed citrus and stone fruits, brioche, honeysuckle, and white flowers, this beauty is concentrated, supple, and pure, with terrific elegance and purity. It's incredibly classy, has a touch of oak to integrate, yet should keep for 7-8 years, probably longer.
Jeb Dunnuck
2013 Merlot
Columbia Valley
This combines Merlot from Minnick Hills and Birch Creek vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley and Candy Mountain in the larger Columbia Valley with smaller amounts of Malbec from StoneTree and Petit Verdot from Dionysus. It's generous in aroma, with plentiful coffee, raspberry, bittersweet chocolate, flower and graphite notes. The palate displays a lot of elegance, with tart acidity providing support. It's a very pretty expression of the variety that should show especially well at the dinner table.
Sean Sullivan
Wine Enthusiast
2013 Mourvèdre
Red Mountain
Coming from Red Mountain fruit, the 2013 Mourvedre offers classic, earthy, leathery and spicy characteristics to go with ripe red and black fruits, medium-bodied richness, good acidity and firm tannin. In short, it's a classic, well made Mourvèdre to drink over the coming 7-8 years (drink 2017 - 2025).
Jeb Dunnuck
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Walla Walla Valley
This Cabernet offers a deep ruby color and attractive aromas of wild blackberry, cherry and plum, with scents of crushed roses, bayberry, sweet tobacco, cedar, sandalwood, olive and incense. The flavors mirror the aromatics with notes of licorice, dark chocolate, French roast and earth. The back picks up macerated berries, roasted nuts, toffee, mocha and moderate oak (35% new), followed by a long, supple, yet structured, ripe tannin finish. (18.5/20)
Rand Sealey
Review of Washington Wines
2015 Primitivo
Wahluke Slope
This ancient clonal Zinfandel shows a deep ruby color and an intoxicating nose of blackberry, black currant, plum, bayberry, tobacco, violets, cracked pepper and spiced incense. The dark fruit flavors are thick and bold, yet restrained, with notes of licorice, dark cocoa, espresso and Wahluke scorched earth. On the back, a creamy, opulent texture emerges, with sensations of pressed berries, grilled nut meats, kirsch and cassis liqueurs, orange peel and burnt charcoal, followed by a warm (14.4% alcohol) but not hot, lingering spiced ripe tannin finish. (19/20)
Rand Sealey
Review of Washington Wines

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When did Forgeron Cellars open in Walla Walla?

2001 Was our first vintage. We were the 23rd winery to open it's doors in Walla Walla.

Where do I find tech sheets and shelf talkers?

All of our shelf talkers, tech sheets and bottleshots are available directly from each wine page or in the "Download Support Materials" section below.

Where are you located?

Our full-production winery and tasting room are located in downtown Walla Walla, approximately 4-5 hours from Seattle in Washington State. If you can't make it to Walla Walla, we also have a fun tasting room and event space in Woodinville, just 40 minutes north of Seattle.

How did Forgeron get its start?

When Forgeron opened in 2001, as the 23rd winery in Walla Walla, Washington, two things defined us: our decision to set down roots in downtown Walla Walla; and winemaker, Marie-Eve Gilla’s French roots, and viticulture and oenology training in Burgundy. It was serendipitous that our new home was on the site of a turn-of-the-Century blacksmith shop. Blacksmiths are serious artisans. Able to create such beauty from ferrous metal, Blacksmiths require great skill and patience, but also great passion. The name Forgeron [FOR-juh-ron] is the French term for “blacksmith”, skilled artisans who work with their hands in an age-old tradition.

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33 W. Birch St.
Walla Walla, WA 99362
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