Great Northwest Wine top 100 wines of 2014: 70-61

By on December 27, 2014

67. Forgeron Cellars 2011 Boushey Vineyard Merlot, Columbia Valley, $30

ForgeronBlackLFrench winemaker Marie-Eve Gilla crafts her wine at this downtown Walla Walla winery. For this superb Merlot, she brought in grapes from the Yakima Valley’s renowned Boushey Vineyard, which is owned and farmed by Dick Boushey. Fragrant dark fruits on the nose lead to intense, delicious flavors of blueberry compote and tart black cherry with pretty spice highlights coating the mouth. Nicely balanced with a lingering finish. This earned best red wine of the Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition.

Production: 222

Alcohol: 14.5%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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