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    Anaba Chardonnay 2007
    Chardonnay - Sonoma County, California

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    • WS91
    Price: $32.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 91 Wine Spectator, 91 Connoisseurs' Guide

    Region: Sonoma County, California

    Varietal: Chardonnay

    Other Info: Boutique Wines

    Style: Fruity & Smooth

    Item no. 100364

    Winemaker's Notes:

    We seek out premium grapes from the Sonoma Coast that will produce wines reminiscent of the most respected wines of Burgundy. Our Chardonnay comes from five premium Sonoma growers: Bacigalupi, Fallen Leaf, Sangiacomo, Bonneau, and Haddad. The famed Sonoma Coast soils translate their mineral richness to the wines, imparting attractive flavor and character. Anabatic winds blow rather persistently throughout the summer and sunshine is abundant. Our 2007 grape harvest began early, slowed mid-way due to cool weather, and finished in late October.

    Intense aromas of exotic flowers, limestone minerals and toasted brioche emanate from this wine. The full-bodied palate is dense with notes of citrus peel and lemon pound cake. This Chardonnay also boasts an intriguing mineral quality, which is what we like about wines produced from the Sonoma Coast. A crisp, clean character perfectly balances the richness of the fruit, proving a seamless wine of depth. Enjoy this wine from now through 2020.

    Critical Acclaim:

    An elegant style, with ripe, creamy floral honeysuckle, pear and honeydew melon flavors that glide across the palate, followed by a long, full finish. Drink now through 2011.

    91 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Get ready to welcome the new kid on the block. Anaba is a new, limited-production winery in Sonoma. It is making both Rhône and Burgundian varieties, and if this Chardonnay is an indication, Anaba will specialize in balanced, rich yet mannerly wines. This one combines a fresh apple, almost Gala apple perfume with the more complex notes of roasted grains and creme brulee, and it is both slightly oily and bright and energetic on the palate. Its finish is a touch simple and ragged at this point, but time is clearly on its side, and we would not be afraid to lay this one down for at least two or three years.

    91 Points
    Connoisseurs' Guide
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    ktmt (10/1/2012)
    I think I had a more recent vintage at the winery, but it was very good, very balanced and fresh.

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