Blacksmith Blanc

2018 Blacksmith Blanc


The summer of 2018 was one of the hottest years on record throughout the eastern side of Washington. We experienced several weeks of 95-degree and higher temperatures throughout June, July, and August, which led us to expect an early harvest. However, as we got further into August the temperatures started to cool, leading to an extended growing season that resulted in exceptional flavor development of the fruit on the vine.

$25 ($20)
  • Alcohol 14.1% % by volume
  • Aged 6 months in Stainless Steel
  • pH 3.37
  • TA 7.8 g/l
  • Barrel Program 100% Stainless Steel
  • Harvested Date October 2018
  • Barreled Date October 2018
  • Bottled Date March 2019
  • Released Date July 2019
  • Production 754 cases

In the vineyard

Crawford uses the very unique Geneva Curtain technique in their vineyard with the vines reaching 8ft in height.

Appellation Yakima Valley
Vineyard Crawford Vineyard

In the cellar

All stainless steel, no oak, no maloclatic fermentation. Weight and mid-palet are built up by utlizing battonage.

Varietal 58% VIOGNIER, 42% ROUSSANNE

In the glass

A beautiful pale gold in the glass, this blend is full of life and aromas of apricot, pineapple, and Meyer lemon that meld into tropical fruits and citrus rind in the mouth. 

A delightful pairing to spinach salad with roasted pears and caramelized walnuts.


The 2018 Forgeron Blacksmith Blanc received a Silver medal from the 2019 Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival.
2019 Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival
A handy array of fresh peaches and apricots leads to a smoothly juicy palate with a fresh and fleshy edge. The balance is good and some nice tannins smooth the finish out nice and even. 58% Viognier and 42% Roussanne. Drink now. Screw cap. - James Suckling
James Suckling


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