2013 ANVIL Cabernet Sauvignon Dionysus
Planted in 1988, Dionysus has some of the oldest vines in Washington State. These old vines benefit from an established root system, regulating vigor and allowing the vines to consistently produce rich, dense and generous grapes.
Our rows follow the slope towards the southwest, almost 45 degrees off due north, which allows for nearly perfect sun exposure while minimizing over-ripening. As the sun lowers down in the evenings, both sides of the canopy receive evening sun, giving incredible evenness and consistency.
Old vine Cabernet Sauvignon has become the remarkable flagship variety of Dionysus Vineyard. In 2008, we started sourcing Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from block 12 and later on experimented with Petit Verdot from Block 11 which adds generous flavors and great texture. We like to do an extended maceration post-fermentation for a total time on skins up to 45 days. During the maceration, we fully extract these generous grapes for depth and full flavors.
VARIETAL: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon; 8% Petit Verdot
VINEYARD: Dionysus Vineyard
APPELLATION: Columbia Valley
HARVESTED: Oct 9 & Sept 26, 2013
BARRELED: Nov 7 & Oct 14, 2013
BOTTLED: May 2016
OAK PROGRAM: 33% new French, 33% one year French, 34% neutral
TA: 0.55 g/100ml
RELEASED: April 2017
PRODUCTION: 231 Cases