Full Review

Anaba

Anaba
2015 Landa Vineyard, Viognier, Sonoma Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$36

Anaba
2015 Landa Vineyard, Viognier, Sonoma Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
Brilliant yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of apricot yogurt, banana nut muffin, nutshell, and paper mache with a soft, bright, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, brisk finish that presents suggestions of apple skin, Meyer lemon, and green pineapple with a suggestion of oak flavor. A somewhat lean and earthy viognier for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Funky, Quaffable & Savory
Aroma Aroma: apricot yogurt, banana nut muffin, nutshell, and paper mache
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of apple skin, Meyer lemon, and green pineapple
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Fresh Trout With Brown Butter, Sweet And Sour Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A somewhat lean and earthy viognier for the table.

The Producer

Anaba Wines

The Producer
60 Bonneau Rd
Sonoma, CA 95476
USA
1 707-996-4188

Viognier

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
If you had to use one word to describe the flavor profile of Viognier, it would be exotic. Aromas of this lovely variety range from peach pie and cream to pineapple and honeysuckle. Famed for its role as the grape of the rare white wine Condrieu from France's Rhone Valley, dozens of California producers, from Lodi to Santa Ynez Valleys now work with Viognier, as do a few producers in Washington State and even in Virginia.

The distinctive fruit perfumes are so engaging, thus the use of oak is diminished in most versions of domestic Viognier. Most are delicious wines that are at their best at an early age; consume within three to five years of the vintage date. Pair these wines with Asian, Thai or fusion cuisine - especially with pineapple or peanut sauce - or sushi/sashimi.