2016 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay | Anaba Wines | Winestyr

2016 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

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Appellation: Sonoma Coast AVA

By: Anaba Wines

In: Sonoma, CA

750mL / 13.7% ABV

Winestyr Review

If you didn't know it by the critical reviews these wines always seem to receive, Anaba is crafting some of the most striking Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in California at the moment. With an excellent winemaking duo in Ross Cobb and Katy Wilson, this Chardonnay is elegant, rich, and mouthwatering all at the same time. 94pts Wine Enthusiast

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  • Iconic winemaking
  • Critically acclaimed
  • Ready to drink now or cellar

Sonoma Chardonnay with this kind of acclaim rarely comes around at this price


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.

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Customer Reviews

  • Verified Purchase

    Love it ! Very smooth for a Chardonnay!!