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.  Note from May 2017 Tasting:  Soft and savory; notes of smoked meat and dark-chocolate orange present themselves on the palate. The finish is long and slow.  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.  The tannins are fine grained, smooth and persistent, leading to a velvety and ridiculously long finish.  Note from May 2017 tasting:  Beautiful and introspective, ripe and pleasantly fruit-forward.  This wine takes you on a wonderful journey.  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 May 2017 tasting:  Enticing floral aromas and baked blue fruits jump out of the glass.  Time has been this wine's friend.  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 May 2017 tasting: Layers of German chocolate cake and cherry cola. Dark and dense, this wine is pure pleasure.  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.  Note from May 2017 tasting:  Powerful and attention grabbing with a intensely perfumed nose.  This is a lovely bottle of wine.  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 May 2017 tasting:  Soft and sexy with a bright freshness; black fruits with a deep rich core. 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 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.  Note from May 2017 tasting:  Elegant and graceful with a cool cranberry profile - easy drinking.  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.  This classically balanced wine will age gracefully for years.  Note from May 2017 tasting:  Classic and structured; dried herbs on the nose with subtle kirsch on the palate - very smooth.  Drink/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.  Note from May 2017 tasting:  Clean and precise with beautiful sweet fruit and balanced acidity.  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. The tannins are firm and sweet providing for a supple, confident and creamy foundation.  Note from May 2017 tasting:  Cherry cream and candied red fruits - easy to enjoy.  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. This vintage features a classic structure, providing a vital and balanced foundation for the wine. The tannins are supple and easily approachable.  Note from May 2017 tasting:  Ripe and inviting; orange tea spice with delicate tannin structure.  Drink


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 tannin structure.  Note from May 2017 tasting:  Very pleasant "Old World" aromas fill the glass; hints of toasty oak, herbs, and cooked strawberry.  Drink


2001 | Layered aromas and flavors of dense black cherry, subtle licorice, ripe blackberries and hints of cocoa. A focused palate of rich, ripe fruit lead to the soft and silky tannin structure.  Note from May 2017 tasting:  Showing some signs of it's time in the cellar; leather, tobacco, and baked Autumn fruit.  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 May 2017 tasting:  Forest floor, wet wool, and rich mahogany smells accent the notes of dark cacao and sweet leaf tobacco on the palate.   Drink