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Accolade Year
Rating Source
Brand
Wine
Vintage
Rating
Review
2020
Jeb Dunnuck
ANVIL by Forgeron
Syrah
2017
91+
All Syrah from the Boushey Vineyard, aged in one-third new French oak, the 2017 Syrah Boushey Vineyard Birdhouse Block has a ripe, opulent bouquet of cassis, toasted spice, licorice, ground pepper, and graphite. This medium to full-bodied effort has loads of pure fruit, some chewy yet ripe tannins, plenty of mid-palate oomph, and a great finish. Give it a year or two and it should evolve nicely for 7-8 years.
2020
Vinous / Tanzer
ANVIL by Forgeron
Syrah
2017
88+
Bright, dark ruby. Brooding, slightly medicinal aromas of kirsch, blackberry, menthol, dark chocolate and wild mountain herbs. Dense but alive on entry, then nicely concentrated but a bit unrefined in the middle palate, showing a faint herbal edge to its simple dark berry flavors. Not bad but a little one-dimensional. I wanted more depth, ripeness and flavor interest. Slightly tart on the back end, and a little drier than the 2018 Boushey Vineyard Syrah. Will this unwind with bottle aging?
2020
Tasting Panel Magazine
ANVIL by Forgeron
Chardonnay
2018
94
This is an old-vine Wente clone block planted in chalky, stony soil. Aged for 17 months in French oak, it offers a perfume of lemon blossom, melon and Italian herbs. An unctuousness persists on the palate, with unique notes of lychee, cinnamon, oregano and blue flowers. Granny Smith apple forges its way through an orange-caramel coated finish.
2020
Tasting Panel Magazine
ANVIL by Forgeron
Syrah
2017
94
Haunting aromas and flavors go so deep for this high elevation, 18-month French oak-aged Syrah. An inky well of tar, bacon fat, tobacco and red fruit are mirrored on nose and palate. Graphite lines the mouth, with a dot of black pepper. Tannins are pronounced and texturally rich with a slight chalkiness & salinity licks the tongue on the finish. This is what we love about this varietal, and in its second vintage, it keeps us wanting more.
2020
Jeb Dunnuck
ANVIL by Forgeron
Cabernet Sauvignon
2015
93
2020
Jeb Dunnuck
ANVIL by Forgeron
Proprietary Blend
2017
93
Tobacco, damp earth, truffle, and assorted chocolaty black fruits emerge from the 2017 Proprietary Blend Minnick Hills Vineyard, and it's medium to full-bodied, has a round, silky texture, solid underlying structure, and an exceptional finish. It's going to benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and keep for 10-15 years in cold cellars. The blend is 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38%, Malbec, and 16% Merlot, all from a site in Walla Walla, that spent 16 months in 20% new French oak.
2020
Robert Parker
ANVIL by Forgeron
Cabernet Sauvignon
2016
92
Blended with 11% Petit Verdot, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Anvil Dionysus Vineyard offers a generous and chocolaty nose of black berry reduction, smoked plum, black cherry skin, elegant oak tones, purple flowers and hints o spice, currant and cassis. Full-bodied, the wine is firm with a structured palate that offers lifting tannins and succulent acidity and evolves over a long, lingering finish. The wine rested fro 28 months in all French oak, 44% brand new. Over 2,400 bottles were produced.
2020
Wine Enthusiast
Forgeron Cellars
Syrah
2018
92
Editor's Choice
2020
Robert Parker
ANVIL by Forgeron
Proprietary Blend
2017
92
A blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Malbec and 16% Merlot from the Minnick Hills vineyard, the 2017 Anvil Proprietary Blend offers a red-fruited nose with aromas of dark cherry and black raspberry with red plum tones over sof red and purple flowers. Medium to full-bodied, the wine is balanced with a thoughtful amount of oak to lift the mid-palate before ending with fine-grained tannins that linger on the finish. The wine aged for 15 month in all French oak, 40% new.
2020
Wine Enthusiast
ANVIL by Forgeron
Proprietary Blend
2017
92
2020
Wine Enthusiast
ANVIL by Forgeron
Cabernet Sauvignon
2016
91
2020
Wine Enthusiast
Forgeron Cellars
Cabernet Sauvignon
2016
91
Editor's Choice
2020
Wine Enthusiast
ANVIL by Forgeron
Chardonnay
2018
91
2020
Jeb Dunnuck
Forgeron Cellars
Chardonnay
2017
91
The 2017 Chardonnay is a rocking value. Classic Chardonnay notes of ripe apple, white flowers, and spice all emerge from the glass and it's medium-bodied, has terrific purity, and a clean, classy finish. Brought up in 39% new French oak, with the balance in neutral barrels, drink it over the coming 2-3 years.
2020
Jeb Dunnuck
Forgeron Cellars
Cabernet Sauvignon
2017
90
All Cabernet Sauvignon from the Seven Hills and Minnick Hills vineyards, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals a ruby/plum color as well as attractive notes of jammy blackberries, red currants, graphite, dried earth, and cedar wood. Nicely textured, medium-bodied, and with ripe yet certainly present tannins, it's going to benefit from a year or two of bottle age and drink well for a decade. You get a serious, age-worthy Cabernet for not much buck.
2020
Wine Enthusiast
Forgeron Cellars
Cabernet Sauvignon
2017
90
Editor's Choice
2020
Robert Parker
ANVIL by Forgeron
Chardonnay
2018
90
Coming from the old-vine Wente block of the French Creek vineyard in Yakima, the 2018 Chardonnay Anvil offers seductive aromas of toasted nuts, baked apples, sweet lemon and pear drop, with dusty white citrus blossoms and subtle oak tones. Medium-bodied, the wine is round on the palate with no hard edges, displaying a balanced structure and lingering with a thoughtful finish. The wine rested for 10 months in all Burgundian French oak barrels, 38% first fill. Just over 320 cases were produced.
2020
Jeb Dunnuck
ANVIL by Forgeron
Chardonnay
2018
90
The 2018 Chardonnay French Creek Vineyard Old Wente Block sports a vivid gold color as well as a medium-bodied, balanced, lively style backed up with notes of Meyer lemons, white flowers, and chalky minerality. It has a kiss of background oak and is a balanced, impeccably made Chardonnay. It too should drink nicely for 2-3 years.
2020
Wine Enthusiast
Forgeron Cellars
Chardonnay
2017
90
Editor's Choice
2020
Wine Enthusiast
Forgeron Cellars
Otherworldly Chardonnay
2019
90
2020
Vinous / Tanzer
Forgeron Cellars
Syrah
2018
90
Bright dark ruby. Musky blackberry, dark plum, mocha and spice box aromas, plus notes of dark chocolate and spiced meat. Supple and nicely intense, with sweet chocolatey oak complementing dark fruit and mineral flavors. Most impressive today on the palate-staining back end, which features substantial but fine-grained tannins and serious rising length. Not quite floral but shows a light touch to go with its concentration and restrained sweetness. Very dark fruit in character and quite youthful.
2020
Wine Enthusiast
Forgeron Cellars
Viognier
2019
90
2021
Wine&Spirits Magazine
Forgeron Cellars
Mourvedre
2018
92
Featured in Year's Best US Syrah & Rhône Variety Red Blends
2021
Wine&Spirits Magazine
Forgeron Cellars
Grenache
2018
92
Featured in Year's Best US Syrah & Rhône Variety Red Blends
2021
Wine & Spirits Magazine
Forgeron Cellars
Secret Woods Sparkling Chardonnay
2019
90
Featured in Year's Best Sparkling Wines (August 2021)
2021
Wine Enthusiast
ANVIL by Forgeron
Proprietary Blend
2018
91
2021
Wine Enthusiast
Forgeron Cellars
Cabernet Sauvignon
2018
91
Editor's Choice