Cabernet Sauvignon
FORGERON CELLARS

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

WALLA WALLA VALLEY

Walla Walla Cabernet Sauvignon is slightly cooler and later ripening. In an early, warm year like 2014, the cooler temps in the fall, enabled longer hangtime and flavor development. We sourced from three premium Walla Walla vineyards for the perfect balance of: dark fruit flavor; a full, rich mouthfeel; vibrancy; power; and firm tannins.

$35 ($29.75)
CELLAR NOTES
  • Alcohol 14.6% % by volume
  • Aged 20 months
  • pH 3.88
  • TA 0.59g/100mL
  • Barrel Program 20 months in 35% new French oak, 65% neutral oak
  • Harvested Date October 2014
  • Barreled Date November 2014
  • Bottled Date July 2016
  • Released Date February 2018
  • Production 577 cases
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In the vineyard

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. Minnick Hills and Seven Hills 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. 

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

In the cellar

Cabernet Sauvignon has thicker skins and lends itself to extended maceration post fermentation to fully extract all the flavors, sometimes up to a full month on the skins.

Varietal 100% CABERNET SAUVIGNON

In the glass

More European in style with a solid structure and dark flavors. The full mouth feel is extracted, rich, and framed by thick tannins.

 

NOSE: blue fruit, cola, clove, and black currant

 

MOUTH: elegant layers of blackberry, chocolate, black currant, spice, and ripe cherry

 

FOOD & WINE PAIRING: a big juicy steak or burger, blue cheese, sweet Asian glazed short ribs, pork tenderloin

 

Accolades

19
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
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