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2020 CHARDONNAY

$48.00 / 750mL  |  CLUB PRICE $40.80

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PROFILE

Our old-vine Chardonnay hails from the “Old Wente” block known for its chalky, stony soil that produces full-bodied wines of great complexity and balance. With a nod to French tradition, our Anvil by Forgeron Chardonnay is aged for 17-months in 50% new French oak and 50% 1-year Burgundian oak. 

TASTING NOTE

Our French Creek Vineyard Chardonnay is a true testament to the “Old Wente” block that we have come to love through the years. The full mouth-feel is enhanced by a gentle kiss of oak that guides your palate into a new and fresh experience. Vibrant fruit notes of peach and grapefruit accentuate the palate and lead to a warm and full-bodied finish with undertones of Madagascar vanilla and honey suckle. The bright freshness of this wine pairs well with baked brie and Seville marmalade spread.

WINE SPECS
 

Vintage: 2020

Appellation: Yakima Valley

Composition: 100% Chardonnay

Vineyards: French Creek, Old Wente Block

Aging: 12 months in 38% new French oak and 62% neutral French oak

pH: 3.49  |  TA: 5.40 g/L  |  Alcohol: 14.1%

FRENCH CREEK VINEYARD

 

Located 10 miles west of Red Mountain in the Yakima Valley AVA, this low elevation vineyard enjoys a south-facing orientation and consistent westerly winds that cool the vines in the evenings during peak ripening which results in fruit with natural freshness and acidity. With a soil composition that is primarily silt loam with spots of clay, caliche, basalt, and river rock interspersed, the vines receive excellent drainage from the light annual rainfall. Planted in 1981 and sustainably managed by Damon LaLonde, the deep-rooted vines of the “Old Wente” block are highly sought after and able to provide consistently deep and complex flavors year after year. The warm Eastern Washington summers make this one of our earliest ripening sites and harvesting at the peak of ripeness allows us to retain the crisp freshness and lively acidity developed during ripening that complements the power and richness imparted by the old vines.

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2016 CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Vineyard(s): Dionysus 

Composition: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon,

11% Petit Verdot

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2019 PROPRIETARY BLEND

Appellation: Walla Walla Valley

Vineyard(s): Minnick Hills

Composition: 27% Malbec , 20% Merlot,

20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Petit Verdot, 13% Cabernet Franc

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2017 SYRAH

Appellation: Yakima Valley

Vineyard(s): Boushey

Composition: 100% Syrah