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Anaba Wines 2010 Chardonnay, Gap's Crown Vineyard

Anaba Wines

2010 Chardonnay
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Sonoma Coast, CA


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Tasting Notes:

This cool climate Chardonnay has rich aromas of tropical fruit and spice. The mouth is round and juicy with flavors of tangy honey crisp apple, sparkling minerality and a creamy vanilla finish. This is classic Sonoma Chardonnay with great style, acidity and balance.

“A paradigm, subdued yet dominant…steely, juicy and vibrant—the mineral complexity seasons the fleshy fruit while a subtle creaminess hints at caramel and vanilla. There is a resemblance to Puligny-Montrachet excellence."

Meridith May, Publisher and Executive Editor, The Tasting Panel Magazine
  • Grapes
    100% Chardonnay
  • Region
    Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, CA
  • Production
    526 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability
    Enjoy now, or age for up to 5 years.
Jennifer Marion
About the Winemaker:
Anaba winemaker Jennifer Marion believes the art of winemaking finds its soul in the vineyard. “I’ve always said you cannot trust a winemaker with clean shoes and soft hands,” she says. “My winemaking philosophy is defined by attention to the details in the vineyard as well as the winery.”
Jennifer’s devotion to the vineyards began when she worked with Napa Valley-based Crop Care Associates, one of California’s largest independent agricultural technology consulting firms. At the time, she was completing her Viticulture and Enology degree at the University of California at Davis.
In addition to overseeing Anaba’s estate vineyards, she also works hand-in-hand with many of Sonoma County’s most esteemed growers who own such legendary properties as Sangiacomo Vineyard, Windsor Oaks, Ferguson Ranch and Bacigalupi Vineyard.
About the Vineyard:
Gap’s Crown Vineyard is located on the western edge of Sonoma Mountain in the Sonoma Coast Appellation. The steep hillside location promotes natural airflow and soil drainage throughout the vineyard. This vineyard is known for its thinner, rockier soils that produce intensely flavored wines without compromising acidity and finesse.
“The winds of Sonoma lent us our name. Be it a steady breeze or a firm gust, an anabatic wind is one that blows up the hills of a vineyard during calm and sunny weather.” –John Sweazey, Proprietor 
Additional Winemaker Notes:

The Tasting Panel, Publisher’s Pick – 94 points

Food Pairing Suggestions:
Enjoy with chicken, turkey or sausage in a mild sauce. Also pairs well with creamy soups, meaty fish like salmon and sea bass, crab, lobster, scallops, cheese soufflé dishes, cream based pasta dishes or Caesar salad. Cheese pairings include triple cream cheese or aged Cheddar.
About the Winery
Anaba Wines Anaba’s name originates from cool, upward-flowing anabatic winds that soar and swirl through the sustainably-farmed Carneros Estate vineyards. Learn more