The summer of 2018 was one of the hottest years on record throughout the eastern side of Washington. We experienced several weeks of 95-degree and higher temperatures; at long last, a cooling trend arrived in August. The stretch of hot weather allowed an extended hang-time, resulting in appealing, complex flavor. This vintage turned out to be truly remarkable, producing lots with bright, fresh notes and seemingly innate balance.
Generally south-facing, this vineyard is located 10 miles west of Red Mountain in the Yakima Valley AVA. The Boushey Vineyard sits atop fractured basalt and soil consisting of silt loam, windblown loess, and deposits from the Missoula floods. The elevation at the highest point of the Boushey Vineyard is at 1,400 feet and combined with layered soils and mild temperatures that allow for longer hang time, the resulting fruit presents amazing phenolic ripeness. Wines made from these grapes are well-balanced with lower alcohol and better acidity, and offer an unblemished expression of the varietal fruit.
Our Anvil by Forgeron Syrah graces you with luscious dark fruit, a delightfully long finish, and enticing acid. Subtle nuances of cocoa, black currant and blackberry lead into a bright and fresh palate that will last for years to come. This wine excites us every year upon release; the aging and layers of texture produced make this wine extraordinary. The subtle nuances of cocoa, black currant and blackberry follow into a bright and fresh finish that will last for years to come.