Anelare 2011 Nonna Viola, Columbia Valley, $29

By on December 23, 2013

anelare-nonna-viola-bottle-2011Gamache and West Hills vineyards are two of the go-to sources for this tiny, family-owned winery in Tri-Cities, and this blend of Syrah (66%), Cabernet Sauvignon (25%) and Merlot is a legacy from the era when Victor Cruz served as their winemaker. It features tones of red plum, dark cherry, anise, black walnut, molasses and paprika. The Anelare wines are available in the Tri-Cities at Fred Meyer, Mid Columbia Wine & Spirits, Yoke’s and Albertsons as well as Nectar Tasting Room in Spokane.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 275 cases

Alcohol: 14%

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