Forgeron Cellars Sémillon Yakima Valley Late Harvest 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Our first attempt at a Late Harvest Semillon has proven to be worth all the hard work and dedication. Harvesting on Halloween always brings a bit of superstition and ghostly ambiance to the wine. However, we were blessed with very friendly ghosts who like to indulge in sweet surprises at the end of a hauntingly good meal!

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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
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Vintage: 2005 12/05/2008

Lacked the acidity needed to make this excellent. Sweet, appley, and drinkable.


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Vintage: 2005 07/24/2009

floral nuances in the nose of orange blossoms and rose pedals, followed by peach, pear, lychee and lemon grass. Flavors of honeydew and apricot with sweet undertones of cotton candy and almonds provide a lingering finish.



Tasting Notes:

The nose on this very pretty wine has delicate nuances of honey, orange blossom and pear. Once in the mouth, you experience how rich this wine really is with flavors of baked apples laced with cinnamon, pear tart, lemon zest and cotton candy.

Our first attempt at a Late Harvest Semillon has proven to be worth all the hard work and dedication. Harvesting on Halloween always brings a bit of superstition and ghostly ambiance to the wine. However, we were blessed with very friendly ghosts who like to indulge in sweet surprises at the end of a hauntingly good meal!

407 produced.

Closure: Cork

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 10.5% pH: 3.6
Sugar: 9.6 grams per liter

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