2017 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
Our Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir consistently delivers and is a flagship wine in our portfolio.
Our Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir consistently delivers and is a flagship wine in our portfolio. It is sourced from exceptional vineyards each year in the revered Sonoma Coast AVA. In 2017, our winemaking duo of Katy Wilson and Ross Cobb expertly blended select lots and clones from five respected vineyards. It is a stunner year after year and always a beautiful expression of the Sonoma Coast. The 2017 vintage was an excellent one— well-balanced with moderate yields due to a heat spike later in the season. We were very fortunate to have picked all of our fruit prior to the October 2017 North Bay Fires, so the widespread devastation did not affect this wine.
Complex yet inviting notes of black tea, Santa Rosa plum and wild blackberries meet the nose. Muddled cranberries, dried fruit and vanilla grace a medium-textured palate. With lingering tannins on the finish, this wine, as always, is truly age-worthy.
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Price$48.00 ($48.00 / bottle)
Anaba Wines was founded in 2006 by proprietor John Sweazey when a decades long dream came to fruition. Early inspiration and trips to France in the 1970s helped shape the vision, varietals and vibe for the vineyards and tasting room.
Anaba’s name originates from cool, upward-flowing anabatic winds that soar and swirl through its sustainably-farmed Carneros Estate vineyards. Gifts of nature, these unique air currents make the vineyard more temperate, slow down the ripening process, and allow the grapes to develop more robust flavors and distinctive varietal characteristics.
Anaba Wines became the first winery in Northern California to utilize wind power when it installed a 45-foot wind turbine to harness the anabatic winds. This wind turbine generates electricity for Anaba’s tasting room, wine storage, office operations and irrigation pumps for the two estate vineyards.
The Anaba tasting room is a charming, recently-renovated 100-year-old farmhouse that provides an intimate and unpretentious tasting experience in which to enjoy Anaba’s award-winning wines. Anaba’s limited edition, superior quality blends and single varietal wines include Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays, Rhone-style blends and an excellent selection of dessert wines. Enjoy a simple picnic or a leisurely tasting on the spacious and peaceful patio overlooking Anaba’s fruitful grounds.