2012 Anaba TURBINE White Wine


2012 Anaba TURBINE White Wine

$33 (retail) Wine Club pricing reflected in receipt

Here’s another Chicago-bred boy who made good in California:  John Sweazey, owner and Stanford grad who never sought to be a winemaker, he gets his thrill from his “long-time interest in production—making the best possible wine from the finest grapes, then marketing and selling it.  To me, that’s the romance of wine.”

Speaking of marketing, here’s the story behind the name game for Anaba (not a tribute to a Swedish rock band):  the Pacific breezes that bring cool air to Sonoma valley and hit the slopes are called “anabatic winds,” and they help propel gliders.  Hence the name “Anaba”.

The winemaking team of Ross Cobb and Katy Wilson was assembled last year and represents putting the band back together.  The pair worked together previously at Flowers Vineyard & Winery.  Both also produce wines under their own independent labels.

Winery Tasting Notes:  Named for the iconic image of the wind turbine on our label, our Turbine White is a delicious blend of white Rhone-style varietals. Light citrus blossom aromas mingle with stone fruit, lychee and herbal notes. The overall bouquet is light, but the flavor profile is full. The palate is initially bright with flavors of tropical fruits and orange oil giving way to a richer mid-palate and slightly nutty characteristics.

Blend:  42% rousanne; 20% grenache blanc; 20% picpoul blanc; 18% marsanne

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