French Creek Vineyard has always been a favorite for our Anvil by Forgeron Chardonnay and this vintage is phenomenal. We love the nuanced flavor profiles that are notable in this wine. Each year this wine has far exceeded our expectation, showcasing Yakima Valley fruit at its finest. The expression of fresh acidity and the warmth of new French oak gives this wine a long-lasting finish. The chalky soil of French Creek Vineyard excites us every year and we are proud to share it with you. 

Anvil by Forgeron Spring Wine Club 2022
The 2020 vintage started as most years do, with harvest expecting to arrive a bit earlier than the previous year. We did experience smoke through the season but with mitigation measures such as bucket ferments performed in the cellar we were able to avoid any smoke influence in the finished wine. 
Our 2020 Anvil by Forgeron 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 honeysuckle. The bright freshness of this wine pairs well with lobster bisque pot pie.

"Great care is taken to be sustainable and environmentally friendly; French Creek Vineyard uses specific and well thought out pruning and thinning techniques, as well as in-row vegetation, allowing the vineyard to be herbicide-free during the growing season."

Cody Janett, Winemaker

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