Anaba Red Rhone Blend Sonoma Valley Coriol 2006
Anaba’s handcrafted, artisan wines are made from the finest fruit from our Carneros Estate vineyard and from other prominent vineyards in Sonoma County. Our elegant Coriol Rhône-style blends are inspired by the outstanding wines from France's Rhone Valley, while our exquisite Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs are provocative renditions of their Burgundian counterparts.
Really nice blackberry fruit and red spice on the nose, hint of smokiness that tones down a bit after the wine sits. The body is fruit forward, with a solid blend of tannins. I really enjoy the mouthfeel - spicy attack and silky smooth release.
Solid Rhone blend but tasted a bit tight. Needs age or air to open up. Nice smokey, meaty aroma with hints of red fruit. There is a nice bit of spice with a medium finish. Was muted but can see this opening up nicely.
Very nice blend Grenache (60%), Mourvedre (25%), Syrah (10%), Counoise (2.5%) and Petite Sirah (2.5%). Plum and cherry aromas and flavors, with loads of black pepper on the finish. Very spicy. Needs some time to settle. Drink 2009-2012.
Good food wine, could stand up to a lot of flavors, even Asian.