Back in January, Jay Christianson, the owner and winemaker of Canyon Wind Cellars, sent me a few new wines to sample. Jay’s wines are a favorite of mine and represent some of Colorado’s best and most consistent wines, year after year. I look forward to their red release each year and now have even more to get excited about with their new line of Bordeaux-style reds, Anemoi Wines.
A new label, the wines are named after the mythological Greek gods of wind. Each wine is named for the god that best represents its individuality and reflects its growing season. The cool summer of 2009 led to the creation of the first wine, the Boreas, and the genesis of Anemoi wines.
A blend of 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc and 15% Petit Verdot, the 2009 Boreas retails for $39.95. No longer available, the new world wine shows an expressive nose of dark fruit, spice, oak and chocolate. The dark fruit continues on the palate with blackberries, plums and blackcurrant.
An exciting wine that boasts the complexity and balance to become an instant classic. Well done.