In a nutshell: Cool climate Pinot Noir from the Eastern United States.
The lowdown: Wines from New York state in the USA aren't often seen outside America since it's quite a boutique area. Despite the harsh winters around here Pinot Noir has established itself as a successful grape variety in the region. It's an excellent temperate zone Pinot Noir with hints of wild raspberries and cranberry that mingle with a touch of pepperiness and tobacco.
When to drink: Perfect with things like salmon, or white meats like pork or chicken but also wonderful just by itself.
Forge Cellars is a small, artisanal producer focusing entirely on Dry Riesling and cool climate Pinot Noir. Based in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, they are made up of three partners, French Winemaker-Grower, Louis Barruol also of Château de Saint Cosme in Gigondas, Southern Rhône and Richard Rainey and Justin Boyette, based at the estate.
They strive to grow grapes and handcraft wines of interest and value that perfectly balance minerality, aromatics and fruit to reflect the exceptional Finger Lakes terroir. Each vintage is viewed as an opportunity to express the region and to reflect its soils, its cool climate and its hillside lake terroirs.