Anomaly Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena 2009

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A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2009 Anomaly Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

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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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External Reviews for Anomaly Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/25/2013

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2009 Anomaly Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/27/2013

This big, strong Cabernet insists on pushing its blackberry, currant, plum and cocoa flavors across the palate. It's not subtle, and doesn't apologize for it. The grapes are from various vineyards in St. Helena, a warmer part of Napa Valley, and you ... Wine Enthusiast. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2009 Anomaly Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml




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