Forgeron Cellars Merlot Blend Columbia Valley Walldeaux Smithie NV

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Troy, NY (150 mi)
USD 15.99
750ml
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Tasted this wine when taking a short (2 day outing) to beautiful Whidbey Island WA; A small wine shop in charming Coupeville introduced me to a cro... Read more

So I have arrived safe and sound from my grand adventure to the west! I traveled from my home in Michigan to Missouri, then across the Oregon Trai... Read more

Herbal and plum aromas, with a touch of tar and leather added tot he palate. Smooth tannins. Better with food. Very smooth, with blackberry as it o... Read more

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Snooth User: zufrieden
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3.50 5
08/31/2013

Tasted this wine when taking a short (2 day outing) to beautiful Whidbey Island WA; A small wine shop in charming Coupeville introduced me to a cross-section of new drams with this being one of the best... Quality to Price wise. This deep, dark, tannic but well balanced wine is eclectic but a wonderful French-USA marriage of strength and finesse. Recommended. 88 points.


Snooth User: jtryka
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4.00 5
06/08/2012

So I have arrived safe and sound from my grand adventure to the west! I traveled from my home in Michigan to Missouri, then across the Oregon Trail (in general terms) to Pendleton, Oregon and Walla Walla, Washington, home to some of the most wonderful wines around today in my opinion. Of course I stopped for wine all along the way, so we will have much to discuss over the coming months as we explore wines ranging from the classics of the Columbia Valley, to the emerging Snake River Valley of Idaho, even to the unusual Norton grapes of Missouri. But enough forward-looking thoughts, let's get down to tonight's wine! Forgeron Cellars was the third winery I visited on my day of tasting around Walla Walla, and it was a very nice surprise. Marie-Eve Gilla is the part owner and winemaker at Forgeron, and she employs her background in French wines to make complex, food-friendly wines that really exemplify the wine potential of Washington state. Using grapes sourced not only from the Walla Walla Valley, but also from the Columbia and Yakima Valleys, she crafts some wonderful wines that really reflect the tradition of Bordeaux style blends that made Walla Walla famous, but she also employs grape varieties like Barbera and Primitivo that many others have yet to try. Click here for my full review: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2012/06/forgeron-walldeaux-smithie.html


Snooth User: drdebs
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3.50 5
11/02/2008

Herbal and plum aromas, with a touch of tar and leather added tot he palate. Smooth tannins. Better with food. Very smooth, with blackberry as it opens up gaining depth in the midpalate. Good with mac and cheese, stew.


External Reviews for Forgeron Cellars Merlot Blend Columbia Valley Walldeaux Smithie

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/26/2009

Forgeron Cellars Walldeaux Smithie Walla Walla NV 750ML


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
12/31/2013

Walldeaux Smithie is bold and juicy with a firm structure. The full flavors and smooth tannins suggest a new-world wine while its focus and balance, dark fruit and spice flavors are definitely reminiscent of old world Bordeaux. - Winery Walldeaux is a non-vintage blend for more consistency and density. Blending vintages allows a full tasting experience with complex layers from the "older" vintage (2006), combining with fruity, youthful and juicy mouth filling flavors from the "younger" vintage (2007). I truly enjoy the fruit intensity of the 'everyday French wines', usually a wine of the year aged a short time in stainless tanks or used barrels. These bright yet simple young flavors complete deliciously more polished, refined characteristics from the previous vintage. - Marie-Eve Gilla, Winemaker ** Only 13 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/18/2010

Walldeaux Smithie is bold and juicy with a firm structure. The full flavors and smooth tannins suggest a new-world wine while its focus and balance, dark fruit and spice flavors are definitely reminiscent of old world Bordeaux. - Winery Walldeaux is a non-vintage blend for more consistency and density. Blending vintages allows a full tasting experience with complex layers from the "older" vintage (2006), combining with fruity, youthful and juicy mouth filling flavors from the "younger" vintage (2007). I truly enjoy the fruit intensity of the 'everyday French wines', usually a wine of the year aged a short time in stainless tanks or used barrels. These bright yet simple young flavors complete deliciously more polished, refined characteristics from the previous vintage. - Marie-Eve Gilla, Winemaker


External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
07/25/2009

Walldeaux Smithie is bold and juicy with a firm structure. The full flavors and smooth tannins suggest a New World Wine while its focus and balance, dark fruit and spice flavors are definitely reminiscent of old world Bordeaux.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
06/27/2013

Walldeaux Smithie is bold and juicy with a firm structure. The full flavors and smooth tannins suggest a new-world wine while its focus and balance, dark fruit and spice flavors are definitely reminiscent of old world Bordeaux. - Winery Walldeaux is a non-vintage blend for more consistency and density. Blending vintages allows a full tasting experience with complex layers from the "older" vintage (2006), combining with fruity, youthful and juicy mouth filling flavors from the "younger" vintage (2007). I truly enjoy the fruit intensity of the 'everyday French wines', usually a wine of the year aged a short time in stainless tanks or used barrels. These bright yet simple young flavors complete deliciously more polished, refined characteristics from the previous vintage. - Marie-Eve Gilla, Winemaker ** Only 14 in Stock **


Winemaker's Notes:

Walldeaux Smithie is bold and juicy with a firm structure. The full flavors and smooth tannins suggest a new-world wine while its focus and balance, dark fruit and spice flavors are definitely reminiscent of old world Bordeaux.

Tasting Notes:

"Walldeaux is a non-vintage blend for more consistency and density. Blending vintages allows a full tasting experience with complex layers from the “older” vintage (2006), combining with fruity, youthful and juicy mouth filling flavors from the “younger” vintage (2007). I truly enjoy the fruit intensity of the ‘everyday French wines’, usually a wine of the year aged a short time in stainless tanks or used barrels. These bright yet simple young flavors complete deliciously more polished, refined characteristics from the previous vintage."

Walldeaux Smithie is bold and juicy with a firm structure. The full flavors and smooth tannins suggest a new-world wine while its focus and balance, dark fruit and spice flavors are definitely reminiscent of old world Bordeaux.

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Closure: Cork

Chemical Analysis:

Alcohol: 14.1% pH: 3.81
Total Acidity: .61 grams per liter

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