On a recent trip to northern California I spent a leisurely afternoon at Anaba Wines, and boy am I glad I did. Anaba sits at the edge of Sonoma County. In fact, if you spend time driving between Napa and Sonoma, you probably pass it regularly. My suggestion is to make some time to stop in and pay the friendly folks there a visit. Anaba Wines has a lovely, intimate tasting room at the corner of Bonneau Road and 116 in Sonoma. Once there you can choose to either taste inside or out on the attached deck. If weather permits, I recommend the deck since sitting outside always adds some additional panache to tasting wine in my opinion. As lovely as their current space is, they have plans to expand it with a larger one in the next few years.
While Anaba owns some vineyard land and farm grapes, their focus is on sourcing fruit from other growers under long-term contracts. Their portfolio features a variety of single vineyard offerings, cuvee style wines, a handful of blends, and a couple of dessert wines. I had the opportunity to taste through a large swatch of their portfolio alongside their owner John Sweazey. Here’s a look... Head over to The Daily Meal to read the rest.