Our Dionysus Cabernet Sauvignon is from the famed ‘Block 11’ which was 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 and judicious use of French oak provides an excellent example of Washington State’s potential.
Coming after one of the hottest years one record the 2016 Anvil by Forgeron Dionysus Cabernet Sauvignon surprises all of us, 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 longevity of this vineyard especially to have the experience of working with some of the oldest vines in Washington State.
2016 surprised us with the flavor profiles on this wine which shows and expansive black cherry, blood orange, herbaceous notes. It expands more on the mouth feel with full tannins and long finish that keeps you wanting more. This wine will age quite nicely for years to come.