Anomaly Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena 2005

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Impressive. Nice fruit, balance and finish.

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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: basilwino
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4.00 5
02/23/2010

Impressive. Nice fruit, balance and finish.


Snooth User: jkagel
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4.00 5
10/24/2009

Had a chance to taste this again recently (October 2009) and was very impressed. Delicious fruit up front (dark cherries and a little plum) with subtle yet firm tannin on the finish. Balance was excellent and it drank well over two days. Can be hard to find but worth the effort.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

The 2004's superior is the very Bordeaux-like yet fuller-bodied 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, which shows fruit purity, some licorice-infused black currant and cedar notes, with medium to full body, good spiciness, and depth. This wine is still young but ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2005 Anomaly Cabernet Sauvignon 3000ml




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