"Localism" Coombsville, Napa Valley
From the heart of Coombsville comes this tiny-production Cabernet of complexity, character and concentration. The moderate climate and volcanic soils of Coombsville give the wine its layers of wild berries, violets, sage, pomegranate, black tea, black currants and Napa Cab perfume. Silky, medium/full bodied and multi-layered, this is one you can enjoy now, and drinking 2018-2025 will give you even more pleasure.
From "Winkis" on Coombsville Road.
Winery name explanation from the owners and winemakers:
"Anon is an Old English word used in a lot of Shakespearean literature. It has different definitions, all relating to time. The three definitions are:
"For us, these definitions give us a structure around which we will eventually develop three different tiers within the Anon Wines label. 'Localism' is the first tier, representing the "At once, immediately," definition and is therefore, a "drink now" type of wine. The time component of the word, also lends itself to the time frame in which our wines should be consumed.
- At once, immediately
- In a little while, soon
- At another time; later
"'Localism' in itself is defined as supporting local production, consumption of goods, promotion of local culture and local identity. Therefore, our 'Localism' wines are supported and produced locally to the best of our ability. We source our fruit from some less well-known appellations like Coombsville and Dry Creek, to highlight their local character, terroir, and identity, while supporting the local vineyard/grower. These areas have some fantastic natural acidity which makes our 'drink now' wines pair extremely well with food. We also sourced artwork created by a local artist in Santa Rosa to adorn our labels."
The painting "Breach" that is the Anon Red label, by Santa Rosa artist Mary Vaughan:
"This piece depicts the essence of division through the abstract impulse of sea, air and landmass. To 'breach' is to move or to break. The rich color harmony, light and painterly aspect to this piece is metaphor to the cycle of life and constant shift on our lives." Mary Vaughan