Another Picpoul Blanc Surfaces from Anaba Wines
I recently wrote about an offbeat white wine grape variety that grabbed my attention: Picpoul Blanc at
www.princeofpinot.com/article/2095/. I subsequently found out that Anaba Wines in Sonoma produced a
Picpoul Blanc from Snow Vineyard in the Sonoma Valley in 2017. The wine was crafted by the winemaking
team of Ross Cobb (COBB Wines) and Katy Wilson (LaRue), who make all of the Anaba wines. This wine
turned out to be an outstanding example of this varietal as well. Obtain the wine at www.anabawines.com.
2017 Anaba Snow Vineyard Sonoma Valley Picpoul Blanc
12.0% alc., pH 3.36, TA 0.56, 169 cases, $28. This
vineyard is located just a few miles from Sonoma Plaza.
The warm days and cool evenings provide ideal growing
conditions for Picpoul Blanc. Harvest Brix 20.0º. Pressed
immediately after harvesting into a stainless tank where it
was racked off the lees post settling. 100% stainless steel
aging. Bottled in February 2018.
Light golden yellow color in the glass.
Beautifully perfumed with aromas of yellow apple, honey and brioche.
Bright and clean on the palate, with flavors of pear, honey, apple, and a
hint of vanilla. Highly enjoyable with an uplifting, soprano finish.