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Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Appelation: Red Mountain

Vineyards: Klipsun Vnyd - Rows 270-277, planted 1984

Bottled: April 10, 2012

Acidity: 0.53g/ 100mL

Ph: 3.63

Barrel Regime: 100% New French

Total Production: VERY Limited!! ONLY 99 cases!!

Prices: $56/bottle   $604.8/case

ANVIL 2008 Klipsun Cabernet Sauvignon


Limited Production, Highly Allocated, Critically Acclaimed

Our luxe line, ANVIL, is dedicated to highlight Washington State’s most sought-after vineyards in their best vintages. Sometimes a varietal, sometimes a blend; always lush, rich, & complex. ANVIL is for the discerning enthusiast who appreciates traversing the nuances of origin among timeless classics.

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"One of the finest Cabernets I have tasted from Washington, (albeit from a barrel sample) is the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Klipsun Vineyard, sourced from a highly regarded terrroir planted in 1984. There are only 4 barrels (less than 100 cases) of this dense, exceptionally concentrated, beautifully proportioned Cabernet. Medium to full-bodied (14.6% alcohol) with a sense of elegance, it will reward 6-8 years of cellaring & will offer a drinking window extending from 2017 to 2028+ upon release...These are the finest wines I have tasted to date from this reliable source."

94-97 points - The Wine Advocate, September 2011

 

"I first tasted this 100% Cabernet at Forgeron's Holiday Barrel Tasting a year ago & found it so impressive that I bought some futures. It has lived up to its promise. Brilliant ruby colored, it exhibits a seductive nose of blackberry, cherry, cassis, crushed roses, sandalwood, mulberry, orange peel & oriental perfumes. The medium full-bodied flavors are deep & mouth-encompassing, interwoven with licorice, Swiss chocolate, mocha & Red Mountain earth & minerals. The back reveals sensations of gently squeezed berries, kirsch liqueur, roasted nuts, pencil lead & a touch of crème brulée on a moderately grainy texture. The oak is 100% new French, but is so well integrated that it is unobtrusive, followed by satiny sweet-dry tannins. It is approachable now, but merits 10 or more years aging. Overall, this wine shows such an admirable seamlessness & elegance that it gets 19.5/20 points."

Rand Sealey, Review of Washington Wines, December 2012