The unique heritage of Walldeaux Smithie is a combination of old world and new world, with ties to the Bozeaux Vignerons, and the evolving locale of Walla Walla, Washington. Therefore Walldeaux truly embodies an eclectic blend of tradition and innovative spirit.
Walldeaux Smithie is one of Forgeron Cellars most favorite wines to make. It is a fantastic red blend that changes year to year depending on the varietals harvested. Marie-Eve really shows her blending prowess in the lab while trying to select the barrels that will eventually make the final blend. The staff sample all the various options for blending, offering opinions to help determine the final blend. All the while, Marie-Eve is formulating new sample blends from the selected barrels until we can all agree on a final creation. It makes for a fun filled education packed day of tasting and talking about wine.
The newest blend for Walldeaux is 33% Zinfandel, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Syrah, 12% Petit Verdot, and 5% Merlot. Some might say a kitchen sink blend, but if you have had it, you know it’s much more than that and definitely one to keep your kitchen pantry stocked with.