Cabernet Sauvingon
FORGERON CELLARS

2013 Cabernet Sauvingon

WALLA WALLA VALLEY

Bigger and bolder, underlines our commitment to work with Walla Walla fruit which is more mature and available now compared to when we started the winery 15 years ago. 

 

2013 Was a very warm growing season in Washington State and we had a near perfect finish to the growing season with a big increase in flavors and concentration as the nights started to cool. A perfect finish for late-ripening Cabernet.

$35 ($29.75)
CELLAR NOTES
  • Alcohol 14.6% % by volume
  • Aged 18 months
  • pH 3.77
  • TA 0.63g/100mL
  • Barrel Program 100% French oak (41% new, 59% neutral)
  • Bottled Date April 2015
  • Released Date February 2017
  • Production 577 cases

In the vineyard

Minnick Hills and Pepper Bridge vineyards in Walla Walla, are VINEA certified and align with our commitment to work with vineyards where management has the utmost respect of the land. Birch Creek Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are big and bold, while Petit Verdot from Dionysus Vineyard adds smoothness and dimension.

 

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

In the cellar

We work with select vineyards to source Cabernet from key areas throughout Walla Walla and Columbia Valley. We keep all vineyard lots separate and use new oak sparingly to allow the fruit character to shine through. When the time is right, we spend time and careful attention to blend a single, exceptional wine from the different lots.

Varietal 88% CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 8% MERLOT, 4% PETIT VERDOT

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

91
Leafy herbs, earth, black currants and hints of toasty oak all emerge from the medium-bodied, fresh and elegant 2013 Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Nicely balanced, with fine tannin and notable purity, it's a classic 2013 that should evolve nicely for 5-7 years.
Jeb Dunnuck
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
91
The aromas are light, with notes of garden herb, pencil lead, barrel spice and dark fruit that are not yet ready to fully reveal their potential. The palate brings considerably more generosity, with lithe black-fruit flavors backed by fine-grained tannins. It's a very pretty expression of the variety.
Sean Sullivan
Wine Enthusiast

Vintage

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