Annika’s own signature wines
Through her travels in golf, Annika has had the opportunity to travel the globe and experience some of the best wines the world has to offer. She has always had a passion for fine wines and often dreamed about having her own wine label. Annika’s dream became a reality with Annika Vineyards through a partnership with Wente Vineyards in Livermore Valley. Together they created…
2011 59 Red – The 2009 59 Red is Livermore Valley appellated and comprised of 64 percent Syrah, 30 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, and 3 percent each Petite Sirah and Barbera to boost the structure of the wine mid-palate. Big tannins carry diverse flavors of wild blackberry, plum, mocha, and hints of chocolate and toffee from barrel aging through the mouth. The wine was aged in a combination of new American, Eastern European, French, and neutral oak and aged for 16 months.
2008 Annika Chardonnay – This Chardonnay exhibits classic aromas of apple and pear along with honey and graham. Malolactic fermentation and battonage, the stirring of the lees, introduces a yeasty, leasy charactristic to the wine. Intense citrus flavors fill your mouth followed by a subtle toasty vanilla and ground spice flavor from the barrel aging. The wine finishes with a long, rich and lush finish.
2006 Annika Syrah – Rich aromas of wild blackberry, plum, and strawberry fill the air before you sip and experience chocolate and coffee flavors from the barrel melting roundly on the tongue. The blending of 25% Cabernet Sauvignon lends structure in the mid-palate, and unfolds cassis and clove aromas to complement the Syrah’s lush character. And just like the lingering colors of a Livermore Valley sunset, you’ll enjoy a long, rewarding finish courtesy of the big, amenable tannins.
Our wonderful partnership with Wente Vineyards ended in 2012 after all Annika wines sold out. We are currently looking for a new partner in Napa Valley to continue to create more signature Annika wine varietals. AnnikaVineyards.com and The Annika Wine Club are under construction and will relaunch with new wine production!