Saturday, April 15, 2017

2013 Anvil Cabernet Sauvignon Dionysus Vineyard Columbia Valley

Happy Saturday!  I have to apologize as I've been traveling so much for work lately that unfortunately my wine blog has taken somewhat of a backseat, but that's about to change!  My travel schedule is set to ease a bit next month, so I'll have more time to drink wine and share the experience with you!  Today was a wonderful day, a glimpse of summer as it was very sunny and the high reached 80 degrees, so I took the opportunity to get ahead on the yard work, raking up all the twigs and debris and then mowing for the first time this year!  So now I'm ready to relax with a glass of nice wine, in this case Forgeron Cellars 2013 Anvil Cabernet Sauvignon a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (92%) and Petit Verdot (8%) from the Dionysus Vineyard, which has some of the oldest vines in the Columbia Valley.  So let's see how this one stacks up!

The wine is a deep inky black color at the center, with bright ruby along the edges,  The nose is a wonderful combination of ripe blackberries, currants and a hint of violet floral notes intermingled with some defined spice notes of black pepper over a hint of smoke.  The taste is just wonderful with some ripe fruit that submits to some lovely spicy pepper notes at the outset, transitioning nicely to some dark chocolate and dried fruit notes midpalate, as you're set up for a reprise of spicy pepper on the long, smooth and luxurious finish.

Overall, I would rate this one a solid 9, it's not your typical big, bold Cabernet, but it has such an interesting combination of flavors and a sturdy backbone that it would stand up well to a big Cabernet sort of meal.  Tonight I am enjoying it with a rare grilled Prime eye of ribeye with some fresh grilled asparagus and a baked potato with sour cream and chives.  Cheers!

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