ANVIL Red Blend
ANVIL

2009 ANVIL Red Blend

COLUMBIA VALLEY

The 2009 vintage of Anvil is a solid, classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot grapes, but exhibits a seldom-encountered perfection of style and balance. Cellaring will allow it to gain complexity over the next decade. 

$56 ($47.60)
CELLAR NOTES
  • Alcohol 14.3% % by volume
  • Aged 14 months
  • pH 3.75
  • TA .47 g/100mL
  • Barrel Program 100% French oak (64% new, 36% neutral)
  • Bottled Date August 2012
  • Released Date September 2013
  • Production 239 cases
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In the vineyard

Dionysus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot offer richness, intensity and notes of chocolate, dark cherries, and spice. Full-bodied Pepper Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon bursts with cassis and black currant aromas. Boushey Merlot boasts a focused nose of blueberries and blackberries.

 

Appellation Columbia Valley
Vineyard Boushey Vineyard, Dionysus Vineyard, Pepper Bridge Vineyard

In the cellar

Anvil is dedicated to highlighting Washington State’s most sought-after vineyards in their best vintages. Sometimes a varietal, sometimes a blend; always lush, rich, and complex.

Varietal 50% CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 30% MERLOT, 20% PETIT VERDOT

In the glass

The overall blend is dense, suave with incredibly pure flavors.

 

NOSE: cassis, black currant, blueberries, blackberries

 

MOUTH: chocolate, dark cherries, spice

 

FOOD & WINE PAIRING: prime rib with rosemary-garlic au jus, grilled marinated Portobello mushrooms or red wine-braised lamb shanks

 

Accolades

93
Aged 33 months in 64% new French oak & a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot & 20% Petit Verdot that’s from Pepper Bridge, Dionysus & Boushey Vineyards...a classy effort that has herb-laced black fruits, tobacco, lead pencil & chocolate-like aromas all emerging from the glass. Full-bodied, polished & supple, with a seamless texture that carries integrated acidity & ripe tannin, it’s a knockout [2009] blend that will easily drink well for over a decade. Drink now-2025+.
Jeb Dunnuck
RobertParker.com

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