2013 Forgeron Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon is ‘ruler’ of the reds and reveals the seriousness of a winemaker. Firm, structured, genuine and age-worthy; this wine is testament to the patience and restraint used in the vineyard and winemaking process. 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 Pepper Bridge 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. Birch Creek Merlot and Cab are big and bold, while Petit Verdot adds smoothness and dimension.
88% Cabernet Sauvignon (Minnick Hills, Pepper Bridge, Birch Creek)
8% Merlot (Minnick Hills, Birch Creek), 4% Petit Verdot (Dionysus)
Walla Walla Valley AVA
Deep, brilliant purple, full-bodied with lots of texture from big tannins.
NOSE: intense dark berry, lavender, dry sage, brown sugar
MOUTH: lots of fruit, boysenberry, huckleberry, chocolate covered cherries, dried plums, balanced acids
BARRELS: 100% French Oak for 18 months; 41% new, 59% neutral
ALCOHOL: 14.6% by volume
BOTTLED: April 2015
PRODUCTION: 577 Cases
RELEASED: February 2017