The 2013 vintage was a great one in northern California and this wine expresses the vintage with rich, ripe blueberry and blackberry notes and a nice does of minerality and acid. Hints of sweet oak bring the wine together and make for a very pleasant drinking experience. Aged in 30% new French oak. 42 % Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre, 28% Syrah. 644 cases produced.
Anaba, a relatively new winery in Sonoma, is wholly wind powered. They focus on Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Rhone varietals. Their wines are already garnering serious critical acclaim and seem to get better and better each year. If you're ever in Sonoma, stop into their tasting room after grabbing a sandwich at the Carneros Deli.
Cool fact: in 2009, Anaba became the first winery in Northern California to utilize wind power - its 45 foot wind turbine generates electricity for the tasting room, wine storage facility, offices, and irrigation pumps. The name Anaba originates from cool, upward-flowing anabatic winds that soar and swirl through its sustainably-farmed Carneros Estate vineyards. Anaba's Rhône-style wines are artistic blends, inspired by the rugged earthiness of France's Rhône Valley, while their Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs reflect the elegance and grace of the gently sloping vineyards found in Burgundy. On top of all that, Proprietor, John Sweazey, is just a great guy that really loves the wine industry. He's a native of our hometown, Chicago, and it doesn't seem like moving to the West Coast has changed him one bit.More from this winery
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