Anvil by Forgeron, Minnick Hills Vineyard, 'Proprietary Blend'

2017 Anvil by Forgeron, Minnick Hills Vineyard, 'Proprietary Blend'

$65 ($52)
  • Alcohol 14.5% % by volume
  • Aged 16 months
  • pH 3.93
  • TA 4.5 g/l
  • Barrel Program 91% French Oak, 21% new. 9% American Oak, 80% neutral
  • Harvested Date October 2017
  • Barreled Date November 2017
  • Bottled Date March 2019
  • Released Date August 2019
  • Production 243 cases

In the vineyard

The 2017 vintage was a difficult one to start, coming off one the coldest winters in Eastern Washington’s
history. Despite a late frost our fruit survived. As Spring turned into Summer, Mother Nature delivered an
ideal growing season, long enough for our fruit to fully ripen and short enough to ensure we could pick it
before poor weather arrived.

Appellation Walla Walla Valley

In the cellar

Harvest Date: October 15, 2017
Barreled Date: November 10, 2017
Bottled Date: March 22, 2019
Release Date: 2019
Production:243 cases
UPC: 710535994537
Varietal: 46% Cabernet Sauvignon,
38% Malbec, 16% Merlot
Vineyard: Minnick Hills
Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
pH: 3.93 | TA: 4.5 g/L | Alcohol: 14.5%
Cooperage: 16 months in 91% French oak,
21% new, 9% American

In the glass

A beautifully deep ruby color in the glass



aromas of currant, red berries, complex floral notes and hints of fresh herbs and graphite.

lovely medium-bodied structure with refined tannins and balance.

A great wine to enjoy with steak, or other grilled meats and vegetables


2017 ANVIL Minnick Hills Proprietary Blend - 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.
Jeb Dunnuck


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