Forgeron Cellars

Forgeron Cellars wines are about exploring our favorite classic and unique grape varietals and blends from the most exciting vineyards throughout Columbia Valley. Euro-centric and old world in style with good balance and complexity.

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2014 Chardonnay
COLUMBIA VALLEY
Having earned her degrees in Burgundy, it is no surprise that Chardonnay is winemaker Marie-Eve’s favorite white wine. Put some in your glass and we think you'll understand.
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2013 Chardonnay
COLUMBIA VALLEY
Chardonnay is winemaker Marie-Eve’s favorite white wine.
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2015 Chardonnay
COLUMBIA VALLEY
We make this wine to show the potential of Chardonnay in Eastern WA. Layered with the full spectrum of Chardonnay flavors: mineral and flinty with ripe pear and peach, and hint of toast, one is reminded of the lovely white wines from Burgundy.
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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.
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2011 Chardonnay
COLUMBIA VALLEY
Columbia Valley Chardonnay is our flagship white wine at Forgeron Cellars. Our winemaker earned her double masters in viticulture and oenology at the University of Dijon in Burgundy and our Chardonnay is styled after the great wines of this French region.
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2010 Chardonnay
COLUMBIA VALLEY
Chardonnay is the flagship white wine from Forgeron Cellars, as our winemaker, Marie-Eve Gilla, earned her double masters in viticulture and winemaking in Burgundy!
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2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
WALLA WALLA VALLEY
Cabernet Sauvignon is ‘ruler’ of the reds and reveals the seriousness of a winemaker. Firm, structured and age-worthy; a result of patience and restraint used in the vineyard and winemaking process.
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2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
COLUMBIA VALLEY
This Cabernet Sauvignon, with a kick of Petit Verdot, is lush and vibrant with great structure and backbone.
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2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
COLUMBIA VALLEY
Forgeron Cellars 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon is brilliant purple to the rim, infused with plush aromas of red currant, lavender and blueberries.
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2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
COLUMBIA VALLEY
Forgeron Cellars 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is fresh and vibrant. Bright aromas of red currant and lilac lead to deep, bold flavors of red cherry, juicy plums, and subtle hints of spiced cocoa.
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2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
COLUMBIA VALLEY
Forgeron Cellars 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is perfumed and silky with an amazing density and great balance all the way through the long, dark, cherry-tinged finish.
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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.
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2013 Merlot
COLUMBIA VALLEY
Merlot is extremely well suited for WA state, it is an early ripener that loves the sun and will get big, smooth tannins and loads of dark and red berry flavors.
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2012 Merlot
COLUMBIA VALLEY
Merlot is extremely well suited for Washington state, an early ripener that loves the sun and will get big, smooth tannins and loads of dark and red berry flavors. Forgeron Cellars 2012 Merlot is a great example of Eastern Washington Merlot at its finest!
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2011 Merlot
BOUSHEY VINEYARD
YAKIMA VALLEY
We love Boushey Vineyard for the incredible depth and quality of fruit grown. Forgeron Cellars 2011 Boushey Merlot is a true reflection of its cooler Yakima Valley terroir!
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2010 Merlot
COLUMBIA VALLEY
Forgeron Cellars 2010 Merlot is a blend of three vineyards from unique settings throughout Washington. We focused on each vineyard's terroir to bring the fruit's classic characteristics into focus to create this delicious wine.
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2009 Merlot
COLUMBIA VALLEY
Forgeron Cellars 2009 Merlot has the strength of a gold-standard season with an impressive spicy nose showing brambleberry and balsam.
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2008 Merlot
COLUMBIA VALLEY
2008 was a good vintage! Forgeron Cellars 2008 Merlot is rich with abundant aromas of clove, boysenberry, lilac and brown sugar.
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2014 Merlot
WALLA WALLA VALLEY
Walla Walla Merlot from Forgeron Cellars has structure and balance that will make you do a double take.
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2013 Façon Rouge
BOUSHEY VINEYARD
COLUMBIA VALLEY
Façon Rouge pays tribute to the fragrant and dynamic fruit of Grenache-based wines of the Southern Rhône River Valley (Gigondas) in France.
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2014 Façon Rouge
COLUMBIA VALLEY
Façon Rouge pays tribute to the fragrant and dynamic fruit of Grenache-based wines of the Southern Rhône River Valley in France.
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2012 Façon Rouge
BOUSHEY VINEYARD
YAKIMA VALLEY
Forgeron Cellars Façon Rouge pays tribute to the fragrant and dynamic fruit of Grenache-based wines of the Southern Rhône River Valley (Gigondas) in France.
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2011 Façon Rouge
YAKIMA VALLEY
Forgeron Cellars 2011 Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre (GSM) blend is our first effort at this wonderful, stylistic Gigondas-inspired wine.
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2015 Façon Rouge
COLUMBIA VALLEY
Rhone varietals are a perfect match for the dry and arid conditions of Eastern Washington. Our Façon Rouge is a generous, ripe and spicy wine reminiscent of the wonderful lifestyle of Southern France.
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2014 Façon Blanc
COLUMBIA VALLEY
Façon Blanc pays tribute to the fresh white wines of the Rhône River Valley in France. Our lively Grenache Blanc-Viognier-Roussanne-Marsanne blend shows great aromatics and a crisp, balanced, flavorful body.
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2013 Façon Blanc
COLUMBIA VALLEY
For this crisp, bright "Summer Sipper", Façon Blanc was inspired by long, relaxing afternoons on the patios and petanque of Provence and the southern Rhone.
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2012 Façon Blanc
COLUMBIA VALLEY
"For this crisp, bright "Summer Sipper", I was inspired by long, relaxing afternoons on the patios and petanque courts of Provence and the southern Rhone." -Marie-Eve Gilla, Winemaker
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2011 Façon Blanc
COLUMBIA VALLEY
Before Forgeron Cellars called it Façon Blanc, this Rhone-inspired white wine was referred to as Ambiance. Grenache Blanc, Marsanne and Roussanne all bring their unique characteristics to the wine!
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2015 Façon Blanc
COLUMBIA VALLEY
Façon means "the way or style of expression," in French, and represents the unique style of Forgeron Cellars, where we blend our French heritage with years of experience working with Washington terroir.
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2016 Façon Blanc
COLUMBIA VALLEY
White Rhône varietals are a great match for our arid Eastern WA climate and this blend is bold, fruity, and flavorful. Perfect as an aperitif or with seafood.
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2015 Rosé of Sangiovese
WALLA WALLA VALLEY
A versatile, delightful, dry wine that can grace the table from early spring through to Thanksgiving.
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2016 Rosé of Sangiovese
SEVEN HILLS VINEYARD
WALLA WALLA VALLEY
A versatile, delightful, dry wine that can grace the table from early spring through to Thanksgiving.
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Walldeaux Smithie Red Blend
COLUMBIA VALLEY
From Walla Walla to Bordeaux, we all need an everyday wine to relax with. Our Walldeaux Smithie is a red blend composed of one or two vintages of wine barrel aged for complexity, and wine that is fresh and fruity.

Forgeron Société

Our Société selections are micro lots of fun and interesting varieties for our wine club and tasting room visitors.

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2013 Barbera
COLUMBIA VALLEY
Marie-Eve makes this wine because she loves to drink it. It’s so easy to enjoy; no big tannins, no funky flavors, no pretending here. Just mouthfuls of big cherry and red fruit flavors supported by enough acid to make it totally refreshing.
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2014 Barbera
SAGEMOOR VINEYARD
COLUMBIA VALLEY
We make this wine because we love to drink it. It’s so easy to enjoy; no big tannins, no funky flavors, no pretending here. Just mouthfuls of big cherry and red fruit flavors supported by enough acid to make it totally refreshing.
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2012 Barbera
SAGEMOOR VINEYARD
COLUMBIA VALLEY
Barbera is one of Italy’s most widely planted and adaptable grapes. It also excels in the dry conditions of Eastern Washington.
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2011 Barbera
SAGEMOOR VINEYARD
COLUMBIA VALLEY
Each Spring Forgeron Cellars looks forward to this Summer-friendly red wine. Always a limited production, Barbera is meant to be enjoyed with good company!
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2009 Barbera
SAGEMOOR VINEYARD
COLUMBIA VALLEY
Each Spring Forgeron Cellars looks forward to this Summer-friendly red wine. Always a limited production, Barbera is meant to be enjoyed with good company!
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2015 Barbera
SAGEMOOR VINEYARD
COLUMBIA VALLEY
Barbera from Sagemoor Vineyard in the Columbia Valley is a full-bodied vibrant, fresh, red wine that bursts with red berry flavor.
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2013 Mourvèdre
HEART OF THE HILL VINEYARD
RED MOUNTAIN
Explore how different Mourvèdre from Eastern Washington is compared to the French version of the Bandol appellation; not dusty and earthy, but ripe and spicy with nice white crushed pepper.
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2012 Mourvèdre
HEART OF THE HILL VINEYARD
RED MOUNTAIN
Forgeron Cellars 2012 Mourvèdre hails from Heart of the Hill Vineyard on Red Mountain where the warm climate allows for full ripening of the grape and imparts dark berry and jam flavors.
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2015 Mourvèdre
HEART OF THE HILL VINEYARD
RED MOUNTAIN
Explore how different Mourvèdre from Eastern Washington is compared to the French version of the Bandol appellation; not dusty and earthy, but ripe and spicy with nice white crushed pepper.
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2014 Zinfandel
ALDER RIDGE VINEYARD
HORSE HEAVEN HILLS
When Marie-Eve arrived in Washington from France, her degrees in Viticulture and Enology in hand, she hadn’t even heard of Zinfandel. It was a novelty to her, notoriously difficult to grow and produce. Creating a balanced Zinfandel without too much alcohol requires skill and finesse. She couldn’t wait to try her hand at it.
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2013 Zinfandel
COLUMBIA VALLEY
Since first taking a chance on Washington Zinfandel when Forgeron Cellars started in 2001, this wine has come to be what we would consider a cult classic.
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2015 Zinfandel
ALDER RIDGE VINEYARD
HORSE HEAVEN HILLS
We source our Zinfandel from Alder Ridge Vineyard because of the sandy, poor soils and great air drainage with a steep, south-facing slope overlooking the Columbia Valley.
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2012 Zinfandel
ALDER RIDGE VINEYARD
COLUMBIA VALLEY
A versatile and food-friendly wine, our 2012 Zinfandel is delicious and satisfying from front to finish. Pair with bacon-cured skirt steak and chanterelles, wild mushroom risotto or spice-roasted ribs with apricot glaze!
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2011 Zinfandel
COLUMBIA VALLEY
Our aromatic and food-friendly 2011 Zinfandel is something to be enjoyed year-round! Full-bodied on the palate, the sophisticated and silky tannins frame bold black cherry, blackberry and boysenberry flavors. Luscious and satisfying front to finish.
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2010 Zinfandel
COLUMBIA VALLEY
Since first taking a chance on Washington Zinfandel when Forgeron Cellars started in 2001, this wine has come to be what we would consider a cult classic.
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2007 Zinfandel
COLUMBIA VALLEY
Forgeron Cellar’s 2007 Zinfandel is a combination of three of our favorite vineyard sites. The vineyards are chosen for the unique flavors and aromas they bring to the wine.
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2014 Primitivo
STONETREE VINEYARD
WAHLUKE SLOPE
When grown at the same site, cousin clones Primitivo and Zinfandel are quite similar. But when grown at different sites, they're completely different wines. Our Zinfandel and Primitivo wines are a fun expression of different terroir.
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2015 Primitivo
STONETREE VINEYARD
WAHLUKE SLOPE
Our Forgeron StoneTree Primitivo is full of dark fruit and spice, a bit more rustic than our Zinfandel. Made for our Société Wine Club, limited quantities of this wine are available via our tasting rooms and online wine shop.
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2013 Primitivo
STONETREE VINEYARD
WAHLUKE SLOPE
This limited production Primitivo is the 5th vintage of Forgeron Primitivo from StoneTree Vineyard and is again an incredible balance of dark flavors with ripe black fruit and delicious spice.
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2012 Primitivo
STONETREE VINEYARD
WAHLUKE SLOPE
When grown at the same site, cousin clones Primitivo and Zinfandel are quite similar. But when grown at different sites, they're completely different wines. Forgeron Cellars Zinfandel and Primitivo wines are a fun expression of different terroir.
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2011 Primitivo
STONETREE VINEYARD
WAHLUKE SLOPE
Primitivo is a lesser-known varietal closely related to Zinfandel, but their wines are distinctly different. Our limited production 3rd vintage of Primitivo is an incredible balance of big, dark flavors with ripe black fruit and delicious spice.
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2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
KLIPSUN VINEYARD
RED MOUNTAIN
We like to highlight the many faces of the vineyards we find in WA state. Klipsun is one of the oldest vineyards on Red Mountain and the arid conditions are perfectly suited to craft deep, powerful Cabernet Sauvignons.
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2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
KLIPSUN VINEYARD
RED MOUNTAIN
We like to highlight the many faces of the vineyards we find in WA state. Klipsun is one of the oldest vineyards on Red Mountain and the arid conditions are perfectly suited to craft deep, powerful Cabernet Sauvignons.
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2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
RED MOUNTAIN
This special release of Cabernet Sauvignon hails from the Red Mountain AVA--one of the warmest AVA's in Washington State. 2011 Was a cool vintage in Washington and winemaker Marie-Eve Gilla wanted to showcase what a warm site could do in a cool vintage.
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2014 Malbec
COLUMBIA VALLEY
Malbec is a great fit for Eastern Washington’s dry and hot climate, particularly in the hottest AVA - the Wahluke Slope where StoneTree Vineyard is located.
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2011 Malbec
STONETREE VINEYARD
WAHLUKE SLOPE
Malbec is a great fit for Eastern Washington’s dry and hot climate, particularly in the hottest AVA - the Wahluke Slope where StoneTree Vineyard is located.
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2015 Malbec
STONETREE VINEYARD
WAHLUKE SLOPE
Malbec is a great fit for Eastern Washington’s dry and hot climate, particularly in the hottest AVA - the Wahluke Slope where StoneTree Vineyard is located.
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2016 L'Orange
CRAWFORD VINEYARD
YAKIMA VALLEY
We love our orange muscat from Crawford Vineyard. It is an unusual and very fragrant grape and in 2016 we decided to make a limited release bottling for our club members.

ANVIL

A selection of the best from every vintage. Our reserve tier ANVIL program is, by design, for enthusiasts who want to explore what is unique to Washington State wine as Mother Nature intended.

ANVIL
2013 ANVIL Chardonnay
FRENCH CREEK VINEYARD
YAKIMA VALLEY
ANVIL wines represent the best of each vintage. The 2013 Chardonnay from French Creek was exceptional and worthy of our ANVIL program.
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2015 ANVIL Chardonnay
FRENCH CREEK VINEYARD
YAKIMA VALLEY
ANVIL wines represent the best of each vintage. The 2015 Chardonnay from French Creek was exceptional and worthy of our ANVIL program.
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2016 ANVIL Chardonnay
FRENCH CREEK VINEYARD
YAKIMA VALLEY
ANVIL wines represent the best of each vintage. The 2016 Chardonnay from French Creek was exceptional and worthy of our ANVIL program.
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2012 ANVIL Cabernet Sauvignon
WALLA WALLA VALLEY
Cabernet Sauvignon is ruler of the reds. In the best vintages for Cabernet, we select the best barrel to craft a bold, complex wine worthy of being served at a King's table.
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2013 ANVIL Cabernet Sauvignon
DIONYSUS VINEYARD
COLUMBIA VALLEY
Old vine Cabernet Sauvignon, from Columbia Valley's esteemed Dionysus Vineyard, received 94-Points from Jeb Dunnuck at Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.
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2014 ANVIL Cabernet Sauvignon
DIONYSUS VINEYARD
COLUMBIA VALLEY
Old vine Cabernet Sauvignon from Dionysus Vineyard, Block 11. Classic elegance, this wine is approachable now but built to age.
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2012 ANVIL Malbec
STONETREE VINEYARD
WAHLUKE SLOPE
2012 Was a classic Eastern Washington growing season. Summer was warm with no prolonged, excessive heat events. Late summer and early autumn brought on slightly cooler daytime highs and a significant diurnal shift, a pattern that continued well into October. The warm temperatures were optimal for growing Malbec.
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2009 ANVIL Red Blend
COLUMBIA VALLEY
The 2009 vintage of ANVIL is a solid, classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot grapes, but exhibits a seldom-encountered perfection of style and balance. Cellaring will allow the wine to gain complexity.
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2008 ANVIL Red Blend
KLIPSUN VINEYARD
RED MOUNTAIN
One of Forgeron Cellars oldest vineyards to source from, Klipsun consistently yields Cabernet Sauvignon showing great power and intense fruit flavors.
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2014 ANVIL Merlot
MINNICK HILLS VINEYARD
WALLA WALLA VALLEY
Merlot benefits from the warm days and dry sandy conditions we have in Eastern Washington, and Minnick Hills in the Walla Walla Valley is one of the best growing sites we've found.
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