Anaba Coriol Red 2006

Rhone Red Blends from Sonoma County, California

$32.00 $27.99
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Item No. 100365
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • WS90

Winemaker's Notes

We produce Coriol, a Châteauneuf-du-Pape type blend of 60% Grenache, 25% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah, 2.5% Counoise and 2.5% Petite Sirah. Our Coriol wine is inspired by the classic wines of the Rhône Valley. Our Syrah and Grenache comes from the Landa Vineyard which is located in the shadows of the eastern hills of the Sonoma Valley. Additional Grenache, as well as Mourvèdre and Counoise comes from the Annadel Estate Vineyard, located at the northwest end of the Sonoma Valley appellation. This vineyard was among the first to purchase California-certified Château Beaucastel budwood from Tablas Creek nursery. These varietals, including the late ripening Mourvèdre thrive in the shallow soils of the vineyards' upslope areas. In 2006 mild winter with below normal rainfall, coupled with a dry spring, led to early bud break and a harvest that was completed by late October.

Savory aromas of black and white pepper, smoked bacon, earth, red and black berry set this wine apart. Medium-full bodied, this red Rhône blend is packed with dark fruit, spicy pepper notes, and a hint of minerality. Crisp and fresh, our Coriol red is an ideal companion for food.

Critical Acclaim

"Firm and concentrated, with a mix of spicy cola, herb, dark berry fruit, tobacco and bay leaf. Well-focused and full-bodied, gaining complexity. Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Counoise and Petite Sirah. Drink now through 2014."
90 Points

Learn About Anaba

On tranquil summer days, as golden sun kisses the valleys and hills of vineyards in Sonoma, unique air currents bring cooling breezes inland from the Pacific Ocean and San Pablo Bay. Wafting softly, with some gusts and gales, they glide through the vineyard rows. As they encounter steeper slopes and drift upward, they become anabatic winds. Soaring glider pilots rely on them for...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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