2012 ANVIL Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley
Our luxury line, 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. ANVIL is for the discerning enthusiast who appreciates traversing the nuances of origin among timeless classics.
Our ANVIL 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Walla Walla Valley shows beautiful sweet red cherries, hints of lush red plums and soft chalky tannins (Minnick Hills). Full-bodied with a complex blend of earth and spice mixed with tart red fruit (Pepper Bridge). This wine has toasty caramel from the new oak accompanying wild blackberries, cigar box, dark chocolate hints, and solid tannins for a long, aromatic finish.
VARIETAL: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
VINEYARDS: Pepper Bridge (60%), Minnick Hills (40%)
APPELLATION: Walla Walla Valley
OAK PROGRAM: 100% New French
TA: 0.52 g/100ml
ALCOHOL: 14.8% by volume
HARVESTED: October 12 & 22, 2012
BARRELED: November 7 & 12, 2012
BOTTLED: March 5, 2015
RELEASED: November 2015
PRODUCTION: 239 Cases
94 POINTS - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate “The greatest wine I’ve tasted from this estate, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Anvil checks in as 100% Cabernet Sauvignon that was raised in new French oak barrels. It’s a big, rich, decadently styled effort that offers beautiful red and black currants, cassis, underbrush, graphite and hints of wild herbs in a full-bodied, pure, layered and textured package that never comes across as heavy or cumbersome." - Jeb Dunnuck, June 2016