Cabernet Sauvignon
FORGERON CELLARS

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

WALLA WALLA VALLEY

2015 was much warmer than normal for WA State, witih January through August ranking as the warmest on record.  Although harvest was early, the rhythm was nicely spread out and we had ample time to ferment without feeling much of a crunch.  Harvesting our whites early allowed us to retain freshness, lively flavors and scidity while we patiently waited for the reds to pack up flavors, complexity, and power. 

$35 ($29.75)
CELLAR NOTES
  • Alcohol 14.8% % by volume
  • Aged 27 months
  • pH 3.91
  • TA 0.6g/100mL
  • Barrel Program 100% French oak (45% new, 55% neutral)
  • Bottled Date February 2018
  • Released Date November 2019
  • Production 321 cases
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In the vineyard

Composed of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon form Minnick HIlls 41%, Seven Hills 31% and Birch Creek 22%, the other 6% is Malbec from Minnick Hills.  The Malbec adds a boldness and dimension to the blend. 

Appellation Walla Walla Valley
Vineyard Birch Creek Vineyard, Minnick Hills Vineyard, Seven Hills Vineyard

In the cellar

100% Frech oak for 27 months, 45% new and 55% neutral

In the glass

Deep, brilliant purple. Full-bodied with lots of texture from big tannins, and balanced acids.

 

NOSE: dark berry, lavender, dry sage, brown sugar

 

MOUTH: big fruit flavors of boysenberry and huckleberry, dried plums, and chocolate covered cherries

 

FOOD & WINE PAIRING: red wine braised short-ribs, salt and pepper rubbed tri-tip, garlic-rosemary crusted lamb chops

Accolades

2015 Walla Walla Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley Full-bodied, smooth, and balanced, you will find this Cabernet is genuine and age-worthy, a result of patience and restraint used in the vineyard and our winemaking process. In the glass you are greeted by scents of cola, clove, and black currant. The full mouthfeel is extracted, rich, and framed by thick tannins and elegant layers of blackberry, chocolate, spice, and ripe cherry. A must serve with a big, juicy steak or a burger with blue cheese.
2019 Great Northwest Wine Competition and the Seattle Wine Awards
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92 Points from Wine and Spirits Magazine, Fall 2019
Wine and Spirits Magazine
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The 2015 Walla Walla Cabernet Sauvignon is “Bold, ripe cab with a rich serving of sweetly spicy oak, framing the ripe plums and blackberries. Sustained vanilla through the finish. Drink over the next six years.” - James Suckling
James Suckling
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