FORGERON SOCIÉTÉ

2011 Zinfandel

COLUMBIA VALLEY

A versatile, year-round Zinfandel, Forgeron Cellars 2011 Zinfandel is luscious and satisfying from front to finish. An aromatic and food-friendly Zinfandel. A perfect wine for an afternoon of grilling or a romantic fire on the beach.

$35 ($29.75)
CELLAR NOTES
  • Alcohol 14.7% % by volume
  • Aged 10 months
  • pH 3.72
  • TA .64 g/100mL
  • Barrel Program 55% French oak (20% new, 80% neutral) and 45% American oak (50% new, 50% neutral)
  • Bottled Date March 2013
  • Released Date February 2014
  • Production 205 cases

In the vineyard

Despite delayed ripening due to an unusually cool 2011 Spring and Summer, late Fall was nearly optimal with warm and dry days.

 

Appellation Columbia Valley
Vineyard Alder Ridge Vineyard, StoneTree Vineyard

In the cellar

Warm and dry days in the Fall allowed prolonged hang time, which produced balanced, elegant wines with lower alcohol and higher acidity.

Varietal 78% ZINFANDEL, 22% PRIMITIVO

In the glass

Full-bodied with sophisticated and silky tannins.

 

NOSE: ripe figs, sandalwood, baking spice

 

MOUTH: bold black cherry, blackberry, boysenberry, juicy marionberry pie flavors

 

FOOD & WINE PAIRING: wild mushroom risotto, seared duck with fig sauce, sirloin burgers with gorgonzola crumbles or decadent chocolate-pecan brownies with chocolate ganache

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