Coming after one of the hottest years on record, the 2016 Anvil by Forgeron Dionysus Cabernet Sauvignon delivered once again with its spectacular fruit. Every year we are graced with receiving this fruit and guiding it through the wine making process and this year was no different. We always love the supreme quality from this vineyard and consider it a privilege to work with some of the oldest vines in Washington State.
Produced since 2008, our ANVIL Cabernet Sauvignon has become a pillar of ANVIL by Forgeron. We started sourcing Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from and later on experimented with Petit Verdot from Block 13 which adds generous flavors, structure and great texture. Classic in its elegance, this wine is approachable now but built to age for next decade plus. Block 11was planted in 1988 on a southwest facing slope overlooking the Columbia River. These old-vines benefit from an established root system regulating vigor and allowing the vine to consistently produce rich dense and generous fruit. Amazing grapes combined with old world winemaking techniques and judicious use of French oak provides an excellent example of the best of Washington State’s potential.
2016 surprised us with the robust flavor profiles this wine exhibits including expansive black cherry, savory blood orange, and herbaceous notes. With a generous mouth feel, complete with full tannins and a long , lengthy finish, this wine keeps you wanting more and will age elegantly for the next decade and on.