Summary: Anelare is a new winery located in Benton City, Washington. Winemaker Victor Cruz also has his own winery, Canon del Sol. “Anelare” is Italian for “desire” or “yearn for.” The 2005 Cabernet, which received an “Outstanding” rating in the Seattle Wine Awards and a bronze medal in the Tri-Cities Wine Festival Competition, is their first release. This is an excellent first effort, although a bit over priced in my mind. The 2006 Cabernet is expected to be released later this summer.







Anelare Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2005

A good nose with dark fruit, white pepper, spice, black cherry, and earth aromas. A smooth wine with pleasing tannins. Overall, an excellent first effort from this winery. 100% Cabernet, Wahluke Slope (Katherine Leone & Weinbau Vineyards). 14.9% Alcohol.