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Forgeron Cellars Merlot Columbia Valley 2006

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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

Tasting Notes:

Our 2006 Merlot is rich with abundant aromas of clove, boysenberry, lilac and brown sugar. It has an amazing mix of concentrated ripe fruit, spicy notes of mineral and earth combined with lively acids which leads to a lengthy finish of elegance and finesse.

302 produced.

Closure: Cork

Notes: 100% French Oak - 80% New Oak and 20% Used Oak

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.2% pH: 3.69
Total Acidity: .52 grams per liter

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