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2018 CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Winery Tasting Room

$65.00 / 750mL  |  CLUB PRICE $55.25

PROFILE

Old vines produce this supple and sensual Cabernet. Classic in its elegance, this wine is approachable now but built to age. Our Cabernet Sauvignon is always lush, rich and complex. While sometimes a blend, often times a single varietal, it is always the optimal expression of that vintage and always from the most sought-after and reputable vineyards in Washington State.

TASTING NOTE

Cabernet Sauvignon from Dionysus Vineyard is exquisite. The 2018 vintage displays an abundance of fruit – boy, oh, boysenberry, is there fruit – but the notes of cigar box, tar, molasses and dark chocolate dominate the initial impression, followed by all of everything that qualifies as a berry (in particular, the blue ones). As you savor, you’ll notice a sprinkling of both fresh and dried herbs on the mid-palate and a hint of sunshine on the finish (yuzu, maybe?) with persistent tannin presence throughout. Put a chill on this and enjoy it right now, or put it in a dark hole for a decade and marvel at how it evolves…because it will do so majestically. 

WINE SPECS
 

Vintage: 2018

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Composition: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 

12% Petit Verdot

Vineyards: Dionysus, Old Block 11 & 13

Aging: 28 months in 26% new French oak, 73% neutral French oak

pH: 3.86  | TA: 6.1g/L | Alcohol: 14.8%

DIONYSUS VINEYARD

 

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.

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NEW

RELEASE

2020 CHARDONNAY

Appellation: Yakima Valley

Vineyard(s): French Creek

Composition: 100% Chardonnay

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NEW

RELEASE

2020 PROPRIETARY BLEND

Appellation: Walla Walla Valley

Vineyard(s): Minnick Hills

Composition: 38% Cabernet Sauvignon,

18% Malbec, 16% Cabernet Franc,

16% Petit Verdot, 12% Merlot

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POINTS

2017 SYRAH

Appellation: Yakima Valley

Vineyard(s): Boushey

Composition: 100% Syrah