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Anomaly Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena 2003

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Notes on the Anomaly Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 1.5 Lr : WINE ENTHUSIAST REVIEW: 91 POINTS Classic Cabernet character from this St. Helena wine, which contains small amounts of Cab Franc and Petite Verdot. Opens with a splashy burst of black currants, spicy cherry liqueur, charry cedar and new oak and turns elegant and complex in the mouth. Polished, delicate structure, with a round, supple feel. Finishes dry and long. Drink now–2015. — S.H. (4/1/2007)WINEMAKER NOTES: Scents of jasmine invite the drinker in, as notes of peppermint stick, hazelnut, and licorice combine to create a distinctly marzipan aroma. The bouquet further exhibits hints of zest and clean note of flint and wet stone. In the palate, a viscous, yet delicate introduction leads to a round and broad mouth-feel with flavors of huckleberry and baking spices. The 2003 features a classic structure, providing a vital and balanced foundation for the wine. The supple tannins are easily approached and lead to Anomaly's signature, velvety finish.ANOMALY VINEYARDS NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2003 1.5 LR

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Anomaly Vineyards:
Anomaly Vineyards is located at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains in California's Napa Valley in the small historic town of St. Helena (current population 6,000). Anomaly specializes in the production of the highest-quality Cabernet Sauvignon. The first vintage of Anomaly was harvested in 1997 and made by us, "budding garagists." Buoyed by the praise of our 1997 vintage (mostly by our friends... Read more
Anomaly Vineyards is located at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains in California's Napa Valley in the small historic town of St. Helena (current population 6,000). Anomaly specializes in the production of the highest-quality Cabernet Sauvignon. The first vintage of Anomaly was harvested in 1997 and made by us, "budding garagists." Buoyed by the praise of our 1997 vintage (mostly by our friends!), we embarked on the journey of obtaining a permit to produce Cabernet Sauvignon by building a small winery adjacent to our small vineyard. And what a "journey" it was! In the fall of 2000, a hard-fought battle with the City was won, and we secured a permit to build a stone winery replete with a 2,000 square foot underground cave. Construction commenced in Spring 2001 and was completed in time for harvest in 2002. Our first release consisted of 300 cases and sold out immediately. As the vineyards matured, the increased availability of grapes allowed us to gradually produce more wine. Of course, weather conditions played a large factor in the amount of fruit the vines produced. Hence, our current release (the 2007 vintage) is 886 cases. There are days we forget, but truth be told, we are all farmers and at the mercy of Mother Nature. Anomaly consists of three vineyards that surround the winery. The 2001 vintage was made entirely from the grapes grown on the two small vineyards immediately adjacent to the winery. In October 2000, five more acres of prime cabernet land were purchased adjacent to Anomaly's existing vineyards. Vineyard manager, Doug Wight, oversaw the planting of Cabernet, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot vines in the Spring of 2001. We named the new vineyard "Indee's Vineyard" in honor of our husky-shepherd who passed away in the fall of 1999. She is also represented by the image on our label. We began harvesting fruit from Indee's Vineyard in Fall 2004. Our final two acres are now in production, allowing us to harvest grapes from a total of eight acres representing four different Cabernet clones, 2 Petit Verdot clones and one variety of Cabernet Franc. Read less

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Snooth User: deliajl
3196557
4.00 5
01/02/2008

On a recent trip to Napa boutique wineries, this juicy, seductive and mouthwatering star came up second only to it's 2004 younger brother. Suggest decanting for an hour or two as it's a little tight. Can see this maturing to it's full potential in 4-5 years.


Snooth User: jkagel
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3.50 5
08/10/2008

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Anomaly Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena

External Review
Source: Appellation America
10/16/2008

Anomaly is located at the base of the western hills of the Napa Valley in the town of St. Helena and is owned by Steve and Linda Goldfarb (no relation). The winemaker is Mark Porembski, who sourced the fruit for this wine from the Bella Vista Vineyard and from five acres of the Indee’s Vineyard, both located in St. Helena. The Bella Vista site, east and adjacent to the winery, was planted nine years ago, and is Clone 7. Indee’s Cabernet was first planted in 2000 and is clones 4 and 337. Indee’s also contributed the Franc and Petit Verdot in this blend. Here we have a wine with lovely and perfumed aromas, which translate to a silky, elegant mix that is round and smooth. Hold onto it for a year and then drink it over the next dozen.For this wine, Porembski also utilized 100 percent Margaux-style French oak (although I’m not sure how much was new). The listed alcohol is 14.2 percent, and there were just 740 cases made.


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
08/25/2008

Scents of jasmine invite the drinker in, as notes of peppermint stick, hazelnut, and licorice combine to create a distinctly marzipan aroma. The bouquet further exhibits hints of zest and clean note of flint and wet stone. In the palate, a viscous, yet delicate introduction leads to a round and broad mouth-feel with flavors of huckleberry and baking spices. The 2003 features a classic structure, providing a vital and balanced foundation for the wine. The supple tannins are easily approached and lead to Anomaly's signature, velvety finish.


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
04/01/2008

Anomaly Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Scents of jasmine invite the drinker in, as notes of peppermint stick, hazelnut, and licorice combine to create a distinctly marzipan aroma. The bouquet further exhibits hints of zest and clean note of flint and wet stone. In the palate, a viscous, yet delicate introduction leads to a round and broad mouth-feel with flavors of huckleberry and baking spices. The 2003 features a classic structure, providing a vital and balanced foundation for the wine. The supple tannins are easily approached and lead to Anomaly's signature, velvety finish.



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Notes on the Anomaly Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 1.5 Lr : WINE ENTHUSIAST REVIEW: 91 POINTS Classic Cabernet character from this St. Helena wine, which contains small amounts of Cab Franc and Petite Verdot. Opens with a splashy burst of black currants, spicy cherry liqueur, charry cedar and new oak and turns elegant and complex in the mouth. Polished, delicate structure, with a round, supple feel. Finishes dry and long. Drink now–2015. — S.H. (4/1/2007)WINEMAKER NOTES: Scents of jasmine invite the drinker in, as notes of peppermint stick, hazelnut, and licorice combine to create a distinctly marzipan aroma. The bouquet further exhibits hints of zest and clean note of flint and wet stone. In the palate, a viscous, yet delicate introduction leads to a round and broad mouth-feel with flavors of huckleberry and baking spices. The 2003 features a classic structure, providing a vital and balanced foundation for the wine. The supple tannins are easily approached and lead to Anomaly's signature, velvety finish.ANOMALY VINEYARDS NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2003 1.5 LR

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