Anomaly Library Wines

2013 | The 2013 Anomaly Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon is incredibly focused.  The bouquet is bursting with ripe red cherry aromas, delicately followed by hints of oak and allspice.  The fruit flavors are dark, layered, and tightly wound; clove and chocolate notes accent the rich blackberry essence.  The tannins are chewy, yet fine and elongate the wine's luxurious finish.  Hold

2012 | The 2012 Anomaly is an inviting wine; with warm spice notes of mahogany, nutmeg, and sage.  The palate of the wine begins with rich cherry flavors and evolves seamlessly into darker notes of black currant and fruit compote.  It is rich in stature, but graceful in its delivery.  Tannins are fine grained, smooth and persistent, leading to Anomaly's signature velvety and ridiculously long finish.  Note from January 2016 tasting:  Quintessential Napa Cabernet: bright and fruit forward with soft voluptuous tannins.  A palate pleaser!  Hold

2011 | The 2011 Anomaly reflects its growing season; cool, crisp, and classic.  The wine is incredibly dark, and offers scents of lavender, rose oil, toasted almonds, and anise.  The palate is fresh and vibrant; it reminds us of dark cherry, blackberry, and pomegranate.  The wine is smooth throughout the palate; round, chewy tannins lend the wine structure and length.  Note from January 2016 tasting:  The cool growing season allowed for pleasant notes of rhubarb and fennel which showcase it's spicey rustic finish.  Hold

2010 | The 2010 Anomaly is complex both in aroma and in flavor.  We are enthralled by dark notes of clove, tar, and anise in the bouquet.  The mouthful is cool, elegant, and sturdy; it is replete with fresh fruit flavors of blackberry and plum.  The wine has a gentle flow from front to back, buoyed by fresh acid and svelte tannins.  Note from January 2016 tasting: Progressing nicely: round and supple with a nice weight on the palate.  Hold

2009 | Each and every nuance in the 2009 vintage both complements the previous flavor and prepares you for the next. It is thorough without being too rich, precise, yet complex, inviting but also mysterious.  It is simply the best example of the noble Cabernet grape that Anomaly has been fortunate enough to help steward into bottle.  For more exact notes, please taste for yourself and, of course, trust your palate.  Note from January 2016 tasting:  Classic and balanced: floral and bright with soft notes of dark chocolate covered cherries.  Hold

2008 | The nose is warm and inviting, reminiscent of nutmeg, almond and brioche. Darker notes of roasted coffee bean and bittersweet chocolate demonstrate this wine's persistence. The 2008 Anomaly Cabernet Sauvignon coats the entire palate with flavors of salted caramels, dark fruits and toasted hazelnut. Tannins are fine grained and youthful, leading to Anomaly’s signature, velvety finish.  Note from January 2016 tasting:  Though the tannins are still firm, there is a nice uplift of fresh acicty: kir and ripe blackberry.  Hold

2007 | The darkest Anomaly to date, the 2007 is an exceptionally rich red along the edges and black in the center. It reveals the splendor of the near-perfect 2007 growing season, balancing ripe fruit and powerful structure. The nose exhibits scents of brown sugar, espresso, and fresh beignets. Notes of raspberry streusel and black cherry accent the firm masculine structure of this vintage. The tannins are dense and plush, leading to Anomaly’s signature, velvety finish.  Note from January 2016 tasting:  Showing it's youth a bit in a good way, the tannins dance and tantalize the palate: bing cherry and dried herbs with a subtle juicy finish.  Drink/Hold

2006 | The 2006 Anomaly Cabernet Sauvignon smells of sweet cream, Earl Grey and jasmine. Dark fruits pervade the core of raspberry and plum and are accented by notes of black pepper and molasses. It is a solidly structured vintage with palpable density, exemplifying the characteristics that have made Napa famous. The tannins are firm, round and sumptuous, leading to Anomaly's signature, velvety finish. This classically balanced wine will age gracefully for years.  Note from January 2016 tasting:  Bright red in color, cassis and dried figs round out the palate; needs a bit more time to show it's grace.  Hold

2005 | Loaded with dark fruit flavors of blackberry and plum. It begins with smooth and approachable scents of Darjeeling tea, confectionary notes, and island spice. The wine is smooth and dense with dessert-like flavors of panna cotta and caramel. The tannins are relaxed, round and amiable, leading to Anomaly’s signature velvety finish.  Note from January 2016 tasting:  Warm and cozy with balanced tannins and a pleasant richness.  Drink/Hold

2004 | Captures the richness of this warm and low yielding year. The wine offers aromas of hazelnut, cocoa powder, dried herbs and dense, dark fruits. Notes of black cherry, tamarind and graphite flesh out its seamless palate. Firm, sweet tannins provide a supple, confident and creamy foundation before culminating in Anomaly’s signature, velvety finish.  Note from January 2016 tasting:  Intoxicating aromas fill the glass, wth beautifully ripe flavors of coconut and black fruit that are present on the palate.  Drink/Hold

2003 | Scents of jasmine invite the drinker in, as notes of peppermint stick, hazelnut, and licorice combine to create a distinctively marzipan aroma. The bouquet further exhibits hints of zest and clean notes of flint and wet stone. In the palate, a viscous, yet delicate introduction leads to a round and broad mouthfeel 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.  Note from January 2016 tasting:  Subtle and elegant with sexy tannins, cinnamon and oak spice round out the palate nicely.  Drink/Hold

2002 | Dark ruby color accentuates the layered aromas and flavors of black cherry, cassis, and plum, with undertones of currants, licorice and spice. A concentrated mouthful of rich ripe fruit give this wine a weighty yet elegant feel, culminating in Anomaly’s signature lasting velvety finish.  Note from January 2016 tasting:  Despite showing signs of its age, the dark fruit flavors seemed to go on forever with an incredibly long finish.  Drink

2001 | Layered aromas and flavors of dense black cherry, subtle licorice, ripe blackberries and hints of cocoa. A concentrated mouthful of rich, ripe fruit and soft, silky tannins leads to Anomaly’s signature lasting velvety finish.  Note from January 2016 tasting:  Old World undertones of tobacco, ash, and leather with balanced acidity.  Drink

2000 | Aromas of black cherry, cola, currents and hints of chocolate introduce a rich mouthful of intense fruit with a creamy finish. The wine was aged in Margaux style French oak which compliments the fruit flavors and firm, yet approachable tannins.  Note from January 2016 tasting:  Complex notes of chocolate and cooca powder and wet wool.  Drink