Anaba Chardonnay 2007
Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California
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... View More
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.
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.
On tranquil summer days, as golden sun kisses the valleys and hills of vineyards in Sonoma, unique air currents bring cooling breezes inland from the Pacific Ocean and San Pablo Bay. Wafting softly, with some gusts and gales, they glide through the vineyard rows. As they encounter steeper slopes and drift upward, they become anabatic winds. Soaring glider pilots rely on them for flight. We treasure them for the coolness they impart on their journey... View More