Façon Rouge
FORGERON CELLARS

2016 Façon Rouge

BLUE MOUNTAIN
WALLA WALLA VALLEY

The 2016 growing season started fast and furious with an early bud break and we expected a repeat of 2015, the warmest vintage on record for WA State.  Thankfully, temperatures dropped in early June and through the rest of the summer.  

$35 ($29.75)
CELLAR NOTES
  • Alcohol 14.5% % by volume
  • Aged 16 months
  • pH 3.92
  • TA 0.49
  • Barrel Program 18 months in 47% new French oak, 53% American oak, all neutral barrels
  • Harvested Date September 2016
  • Barreled Date October 2016
  • Bottled Date May 2018
  • Released Date February 2019
  • Production 155 cases
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In the vineyard

This vintage of our Facon Rouge is 100% Syrah from the Blue Mountain Vineyard in Walla Walla.  Big, bold, yet smooth!

Appellation Walla Walla Valley
Vineyard Blue Mountain

In the cellar

The Syrah was in 53% American oak and 47% French oak, all neutral barrels.  

In the glass

Generous, ripe and dark fruit.

 

NOSE: bright and spicy aromas of blueberries, lavender and smoke peppers

 

MOUTH: plum, pomegranate, white pepper, medium bodied

 

PAIRING: grilled lamb with chimichurri, spaghetti Bolognese

 

Accolades

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2016 Façon Rouge Syrah, Columbia Valley Made from 100% Syrah, the 2016 Façon Rouge is a rich, ripe effort that gives up lots of smoked black fruits, asphalt, and licorice aromas, medium to full body, ripe, present tannins, and a good finish. It’s a big mouthful of smoky black fruit and best enjoyed over the coming 4-6 years.
Jeb Dunnuck
www.jebdunnuck.com
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