Check out the latest reviews and scores our wines have achieved!

Accolade Year
Rating Source
Brand
Wine
Vintage
Rating
Review
2021
Vinous / Tanzer
Forgeron Cellars
Cabernet Franc
2019
92
The 2019 Cabernet Franc Estate shows off nice herbal aromatics, with a core of black fruit flavors and salty undertones on the palate. This is seriously good to consumer even so young.
2021
Vinous / Tanzer
Forgeron Cellars
Grenache
2019
91
Quite forward and juicy, the 2019 Grenache Boushey Vineyard reveals pretty guava, cranberry and teaberry tones on the palate, with orange rind and rose water underpinnings. The sense of freshness keeps everything togethr nicely. Best consumed over the next five to seven years.
2021
Vinous / Tanzer
Forgeron Cellars
Syrah
2019
91
Sourced from the famed Boushey vineyard in the Yakima Valley, the 2019 Syrah delivers smoky and savory accents alongside a great core of ripe dark fruits. This is already quite nicely evolved, so consume over the next sever or so years.
2021
Vinous / Tanzer
Forgeron Cellars
Chardonnay
2018
92
Well-balanced and highly viscous, the 2018 Chardonnay by Forgeron is a fantastic bottling with good cellaring potential. On the nose, it takes on layers of baking-spice-dusted brioche alongside banana and roasted pineapple. Silky-textured throughout the drinking experience, this finishes very long with stony minerals and vanilla crème brûlee. Enjoy this glorious wine over the next eight-plus years.
2021
Vinous / Tanzer
Forgeron Cellars
Malbec
2018
92
Heady and rich, the 2018 Malbec offers generous Arabica bean, blueberry compote and dark chocolate flavors on the palate. Full-bodied yet showing great poise, this generous and polished effort is already nicely evolved and will provide drinking enjoyment over the next decade.
2021
Vinous / Tanzer
Forgeron Cellars
Zinfandel
2018
91
Sourced from the Alder Ridge vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills, the 2018 Zinfandel delivers nicely balanced red fruit flavors and plenty o flip-smacking acidity on the palate. Forward, juicy and unpretentious. Enjoy this over the next several years.
2021
Vinous / Tanzer
Forgeron Cellars
Barbera
2018
91
The 2018 Barbera shows off ripe huckleberry and black tea tones that meld with salty and stony underscurrent on the palate. Enjoy this well-structured Barbera over the next several years.
2021
Vinous / Tanzer
Forgeron Cellars
Cabernet Sauvignon
2018
91
Sourced from this outstanding vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with Earl Grey tea, baking spickes and mocha scents. The plush palate delivers rich dark fruit flavors alongside sagebrush and espresso bean undercurrents.
2021
Vinous / Tanzer
Forgeron Cellars
Mourvedre
2019
92
The inky 2019 Mourvedre Heart of the Hill Vineyard exudes class, presenting a soft mouthfeel and layers of Asian spice, tobacco leaf and white-pepper-dusted brisket on the palate. Medium to full-bodied with good finesse. Enjoy this beautiful effort over the next seven years.
2021
Vinous / Tanzer
Forgeron Cellars
Pink Rabbits Rosé
2020
90
Fresh, vibrant and seriously good, the 202 Rosé of Syrah Pink Rabbits delivers gobs of tension with pretty red fruits and orange zest underpinnings. Enjoy now.
2022
Jeb Dunnuck
Forgeron Cellars
Cabernet Franc
2019
90
Leading off the reds, the 2019 Cabernet Franc Equinox Vineyard is rock solid, with classic darker currant and black cherry fruits as well as leafy herbs, tobacco, and chocolate aromatics. It's rich, medium to full-bodied, has supple tannins, and a great finish.
2022
Jeb Dunnuck
ANVIL by Forgeron
Syrah
2019
93
The 2019 Syrah ANVIL Boushey Vineyard is all Syrah and spent 17 months in one-third new French oak. Its deep purple hue is followed by a Northern Rhône-like bouquet of ripe black cherries, blackberries, smoked game, iron, and peppery herbs. It's another medium to full-bodied, balanced, nicely textured Syrah from this estate that has tons of class. It's terrific today with a decant and should easily evolve for 10-15 years in cold cellars.
2022
Jeb Dunnuck
ANVIL by Forgeron
Cabernet Sauvignon
2019
93
Blackcurrants, smoked tobacco, chocolate, and baking spice notes all emerge from the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon ANVIL Dionysus Vineyard Block 11, a powerful, medium to full-bodied, ripe, sexy Cabernet Sauvignon with quality tannins, a broad, expansive mouthfeel, and a great finish. It's another wine from this estate that has plenty of up-front appeal (particularly with a decant) yet will evolve gracefully and have a good 15+ years of prime drinking.
2022
Jeb Dunnuck
ANVIL by Forgeron
Proprietary Blend
2019
91
The 2019 Proprietary Blend Anvil Minnick Hills Vineyard checks in as a kitchen sink-like blend of Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc that spent 17 months in 35% new barrels. This spicy, peppery, herbal effort has lots of darker currant and red plum fruits, notes of green tobacco, cedar, and baking chocolate, medium to full body, ripe tannins, and a good finish. Give bottles 2-3 years and enjoy over the following decade.
2022
Jeb Dunnuck
Forgeron Cellars
Syrah
2019
92
Co-fermented with 6% Viognier and coming from a great site in the Yakima Valley, the 2019 Syrah Boushey Vineyard sports a deep purple hue to go with terrific aromatics of blackberries, cracked pepper, mulberries, candied violets, and hints of game. This medium to full-bodied, elegant, layered Syrah has remarkable purity, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It's well worth seeking out and will have 10-15 years of overall longevity.
2022
Jeb Dunnuck
Forgeron Cellars
Viognier
2019
89
Brought up in a mix of neutral barrels and tank, the 2021 Viognier Francisca's Vineyard offers a light gold hue as well as a ripe, juicy, yet classic Viognier style in its orange blossom, honeyed peach, and minty herb-like aromas and flavors. It's nicely textured, balanced, has terrific purity, and a great finish. It's geared for the dinner table and best drunk over the coming year or so.
2022
Seattle Wine Awards
Forgeron Cellars
Secret Woods Sparkling Extended Tardive
2019
90
2022
Seattle Wine Awards
Forgeron Cellars
Syrah
2019
96
2022
Seattle Wine Awards
Forgeron Cellars
BlackSmith Blanc
2019
94
2022
James Suckling
Forgeron Cellars
BlackSmith Blanc
2019
91
Aromas of fresh tropical and stone fruit. Medium-to full-bodied with a hint of caramelized character to the ripe fruit. Approachable in its complexity. 67% viognier and 33% rossanne. Drink now. Screw cap.
2022
James Suckling
Forgeron Cellars
Grenache
2019
90
Aromas of ripe strawberry, raspberry and cranberry. Medium-bodied with silky tannins. Soft and juicy on the palate. Easygoing. Drink now.
2022
James Suckling
Forgeron Cellars
Cabernet Sauvignon
2018
91
Aromas of dried herbs, anise and blackcurrants. Full-bodied with chewy tannins. Fresh and juicy palate with a powdery finish. Drink now.
2022
James Suckling
Forgeron Cellars
Syrah
2019
92
Smoke and crushed fruit on the nose. Medium-to full-bodied with earthy, mineral character. Spiced as well, with noes of cardamom, coriander and fennel see. Smoke comes back towards the end. Drink now.
2022
James Suckling
Forgeron Cellars
Mourvédre
2019
92
Lovely aromas of red licorice, redcurrant and suede. Medium-to full-bodied with refreshing tannins. Very good depth and presence on the palate. Flavorful and succulent. Charming black-tea character. Drink now.
2022
James Suckling
Forgeron Cellars
Cabernet Franc
2019
91
Aromas of black cherry, lingonberry and toasted sage. Full-bodied with gentle tannins. Well balanced with a hint of bark grounding the plump fruit. Drink now.
2022
James Suckling
ANVIL by Forgeron
Chardonnay
2019
92
Very mineral on the nose. Medium-bodied with that strong, stony-mineral character continuing onto the palate. Dried herbs, pears and lemons, too. Really interesting. Drink or hold.
2022
James Suckling
ANVIL by Forgeron
Cabernet Sauvignon
2017
93
Aromas of rose water, blackberry and red licorice. Full-bodied with lovely richness and depth. Grippy tannins. Dark-fruited with a floral twinge. Good length, too. Drink or hold.
2022
James Suckling
ANVIL by Forgeron
Syrah
2018
93
Lush fruit, cooking spice and fresh coffee on the nose. Full-bodied with velvety tannins. There is very good focus and balance here, between the deep, ripe fruit, cocoa powder and dried-floral notes. Succinct and sleek. Drink now.
2022
James Suckling
ANVILby Forgeron
Proprietary Blend
2019
93
Aromas of dried flowers, blackcurrants, blackberries and cured meat. Full-bodied with slightly chewy tannins and wet-mineral character. There is good balance between the herbal and dark-fruit notes. The tannins are well structured and let the palate fade steadily and slowly. 27% malbec, 20% merlot, 20% cabernet sauvignon, 20% petit verdot and 13% cabernet franc. Drink or hold.
2020
Jeb Dunnuck
ANVIL by Forgeron
Syrah
2017
91+
All Syrah from the Boushey Vineyard, aged in one-third new French oak, the 2017 Syrah Boushey Vineyard Birdhouse Block has a ripe, opulent bouquet of cassis, toasted spice, licorice, ground pepper, and graphite. This medium to full-bodied effort has loads of pure fruit, some chewy yet ripe tannins, plenty of mid-palate oomph, and a great finish. Give it a year or two and it should evolve nicely for 7-8 years.
2020
Vinous / Tanzer
ANVIL by Forgeron
Syrah
2017
88+
Bright, dark ruby. Brooding, slightly medicinal aromas of kirsch, blackberry, menthol, dark chocolate and wild mountain herbs. Dense but alive on entry, then nicely concentrated but a bit unrefined in the middle palate, showing a faint herbal edge to its simple dark berry flavors. Not bad but a little one-dimensional. I wanted more depth, ripeness and flavor interest. Slightly tart on the back end, and a little drier than the 2018 Boushey Vineyard Syrah. Will this unwind with bottle aging?
2020
Tasting Panel Magazine
ANVIL by Forgeron
Chardonnay
2018
94
This is an old-vine Wente clone block planted in chalky, stony soil. Aged for 17 months in French oak, it offers a perfume of lemon blossom, melon and Italian herbs. An unctuousness persists on the palate, with unique notes of lychee, cinnamon, oregano and blue flowers. Granny Smith apple forges its way through an orange-caramel coated finish.
2020
Tasting Panel Magazine
ANVIL by Forgeron
Syrah
2017
94
Haunting aromas and flavors go so deep for this high elevation, 18-month French oak-aged Syrah. An inky well of tar, bacon fat, tobacco and red fruit are mirrored on nose and palate. Graphite lines the mouth, with a dot of black pepper. Tannins are pronounced and texturally rich with a slight chalkiness & salinity licks the tongue on the finish. This is what we love about this varietal, and in its second vintage, it keeps us wanting more.
2020
Jeb Dunnuck
ANVIL by Forgeron
Cabernet Sauvignon
2015
93
2020
Jeb Dunnuck
ANVIL by Forgeron
Proprietary Blend
2017
93
Tobacco, damp earth, truffle, and assorted chocolaty black fruits emerge from the 2017 Proprietary Blend Minnick Hills Vineyard, and it's medium to full-bodied, has a round, silky texture, solid underlying structure, and an exceptional finish. It's going to benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and keep for 10-15 years in cold cellars. The blend is 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38%, Malbec, and 16% Merlot, all from a site in Walla Walla, that spent 16 months in 20% new French oak.
2020
Robert Parker
ANVIL by Forgeron
Cabernet Sauvignon
2016
92
Blended with 11% Petit Verdot, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Anvil Dionysus Vineyard offers a generous and chocolaty nose of black berry reduction, smoked plum, black cherry skin, elegant oak tones, purple flowers and hints o spice, currant and cassis. Full-bodied, the wine is firm with a structured palate that offers lifting tannins and succulent acidity and evolves over a long, lingering finish. The wine rested fro 28 months in all French oak, 44% brand new. Over 2,400 bottles were produced.
2020
Wine Enthusiast
Forgeron Cellars
Syrah
2018
92
Editor's Choice
2020
Robert Parker
ANVIL by Forgeron
Proprietary Blend
2017
92
A blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Malbec and 16% Merlot from the Minnick Hills vineyard, the 2017 Anvil Proprietary Blend offers a red-fruited nose with aromas of dark cherry and black raspberry with red plum tones over sof red and purple flowers. Medium to full-bodied, the wine is balanced with a thoughtful amount of oak to lift the mid-palate before ending with fine-grained tannins that linger on the finish. The wine aged for 15 month in all French oak, 40% new.
2020
Wine Enthusiast
ANVIL by Forgeron
Proprietary Blend
2017
92
2020
Wine Enthusiast
ANVIL by Forgeron
Cabernet Sauvignon
2016
91
2020
Wine Enthusiast
Forgeron Cellars
Cabernet Sauvignon
2016
91
Editor's Choice
2020
Wine Enthusiast
ANVIL by Forgeron
Chardonnay
2018
91
2020
Jeb Dunnuck
Forgeron Cellars
Chardonnay
2017
91
The 2017 Chardonnay is a rocking value. Classic Chardonnay notes of ripe apple, white flowers, and spice all emerge from the glass and it's medium-bodied, has terrific purity, and a clean, classy finish. Brought up in 39% new French oak, with the balance in neutral barrels, drink it over the coming 2-3 years.
2020
Jeb Dunnuck
Forgeron Cellars
Cabernet Sauvignon
2017
90
All Cabernet Sauvignon from the Seven Hills and Minnick Hills vineyards, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals a ruby/plum color as well as attractive notes of jammy blackberries, red currants, graphite, dried earth, and cedar wood. Nicely textured, medium-bodied, and with ripe yet certainly present tannins, it's going to benefit from a year or two of bottle age and drink well for a decade. You get a serious, age-worthy Cabernet for not much buck.
2020
Wine Enthusiast
Forgeron Cellars
Cabernet Sauvignon
2017
90
Editor's Choice
2020
Robert Parker
ANVIL by Forgeron
Chardonnay
2018
90
Coming from the old-vine Wente block of the French Creek vineyard in Yakima, the 2018 Chardonnay Anvil offers seductive aromas of toasted nuts, baked apples, sweet lemon and pear drop, with dusty white citrus blossoms and subtle oak tones. Medium-bodied, the wine is round on the palate with no hard edges, displaying a balanced structure and lingering with a thoughtful finish. The wine rested for 10 months in all Burgundian French oak barrels, 38% first fill. Just over 320 cases were produced.
2020
Jeb Dunnuck
ANVIL by Forgeron
Chardonnay
2018
90
The 2018 Chardonnay French Creek Vineyard Old Wente Block sports a vivid gold color as well as a medium-bodied, balanced, lively style backed up with notes of Meyer lemons, white flowers, and chalky minerality. It has a kiss of background oak and is a balanced, impeccably made Chardonnay. It too should drink nicely for 2-3 years.
2020
Wine Enthusiast
Forgeron Cellars
Chardonnay
2017
90
Editor's Choice
2020
Wine Enthusiast
Forgeron Cellars
Otherworldly Chardonnay
2019
90
2020
Vinous / Tanzer
Forgeron Cellars
Syrah
2018
90
Bright dark ruby. Musky blackberry, dark plum, mocha and spice box aromas, plus notes of dark chocolate and spiced meat. Supple and nicely intense, with sweet chocolatey oak complementing dark fruit and mineral flavors. Most impressive today on the palate-staining back end, which features substantial but fine-grained tannins and serious rising length. Not quite floral but shows a light touch to go with its concentration and restrained sweetness. Very dark fruit in character and quite youthful.
2020
Wine Enthusiast
Forgeron Cellars
Viognier
2019
90
2021
Wine&Spirits Magazine
Forgeron Cellars
Mourvedre
2018
92
Featured in Year's Best US Syrah & Rhône Variety Red Blends
2021
Wine&Spirits Magazine
Forgeron Cellars
Grenache
2018
92
Featured in Year's Best US Syrah & Rhône Variety Red Blends
2021
Wine & Spirits Magazine
Forgeron Cellars
Secret Woods Sparkling Chardonnay
2019
90
Featured in Year's Best Sparkling Wines (August 2021)
2021
Wine Enthusiast
ANVIL by Forgeron
Proprietary Blend
2018
91
2021
Wine Enthusiast
Forgeron Cellars
Cabernet Sauvignon
2018
91
Editor's Choice