FORGERON CELLARS

2012 Chardonnay

COLUMBIA VALLEY

Small production Burgundian winemaking techniques result in this exceptional wine. Bright acids allow a perfect finish to this lively, full-bodied 2012 Chardonnay.

$28 ($23.80)
CELLAR NOTES
  • Alcohol 14.1% % by volume
  • Aged 4 months
  • pH 3.48
  • TA 0.67 g/100mL
  • Barrel Program 100% French Burgundian oak: 68% neutral, 32% new
  • Bottled Date July 2013
  • Released Date November 2013
  • Production 1014 cases

In the vineyard

We use multiple vineyards to produce our signature Chardonnay. By sourcing from many terroirs we constantly craft a Chardonnay displaying outstanding complexity, richness and body while remaining deliciously crisp and refreshing.

 

CHARDONNAY: 44% Yakima Valley (Crawford, Kestrel and Upland Vineyards); 29% Columbia Valley (The Benches & Cornerlee Vineyards); 14% Wahluke Slope (Weinbau Vineyard); 8% Columbia River Gorge (Underwood Mountain Vineyard)

 

ROUSSANNE: 100% Yakima Valley (Lonesome Springs Ranch Vineyard)  

 

Appellation Columbia Valley

In the cellar

Harvest proceeded leisurely and we were able to showcase the ripe characteristics from our beautiful Eastern Washington weather while retaining our trademark freshness and bright flavors.

Varietal 95% CHARDONNAY, 5% ROUSSANNE

In the glass

Bright acids, lively and full-bodied. Complexity, richness and refreshing crispness.

 

NOSE: white peach, fresh pastry, vanilla

 

MOUTH: green apple, crisp pear, kiwi, hints of spiced citrus, grilled baguette

 

FOOD & WINE PAIRING: salmon risotto, grilled oysters with spicy tarragon butter, chicken fettucine alfredo or truffle macaroni and cheese

 

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