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Forgeron Cellars Merlot Columbia Valley 2003

Winemaker's Notes:

Beautifully balanced with nice structure and tannins. Aromas of ripe cherries and cocoa beans with floral scents of violets and lilacs. The mouthfeel is juicy with blackberries and red currants followed by hints of dark chocolate and cinnamon.

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Forgeron Cellars:
Founded in 2001, the winery became a reality when the investors recruited a French born and educated winemaker, Marie-Eve Gilla. Marie-Eve has extensive experience as a winemaker, in the Burgundy region of France, Oregon, and Washington. Under Marie-Eve's direction, Forgeron Cellars focuses on producing true varietal wines. Marie-Eve says, "My wines have a sense of place, they reflect their ... Read more
Founded in 2001, the winery became a reality when the investors recruited a French born and educated winemaker, Marie-Eve Gilla. Marie-Eve has extensive experience as a winemaker, in the Burgundy region of France, Oregon, and Washington. Under Marie-Eve's direction, Forgeron Cellars focuses on producing true varietal wines. Marie-Eve says, "My wines have a sense of place, they reflect their terroir which is composite of the vine location and the grower dedication. I practice minimal intervention winemaking, enabling each grape to fully express itself. Using this winemaking philosophy allows me to craft food friendly wines of great character." Read less

External Reviews for Forgeron Cellars Merlot Columbia Valley

External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
07/24/2009

The growing season in 2003 was warmer than usual resulting in riper fruit with increased color extraction and tannins. Our 2003 Merlot is a beautifully balanced wine with nice structure and oak qualities that truly captures your attention from the first sip. This wine opens with aromas of ripe cherries and cocoa beans along with delicate floral scents of violets and lilacs. The mouthfeel is almost juicy with boysenberries, blackberries and red currants followed by hints of dark chocolate and cinnamon. The finish is long and lush with integrated tannins, which allow for extended cellaring time.



Beautifully balanced with nice structure and tannins. Aromas of ripe cherries and cocoa beans with floral scents of violets and lilacs. The mouthfeel is juicy with blackberries and red currants followed by hints of dark chocolate and cinnamon.

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