Cosette’s Block (~1 Acre) - The smallest of the blocks at Anomaly Vineyards is also the oldest. Planted in 1995, Cossette’s Blocks are what started the Anomaly Project. This section is comprised of two blocks, one small and one minuscule. These are the blocks closest to the winery if you have had a chance to visit us. Both blocks are Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 7 grafted onto 110R Rootstock. The vines are trained in a quadrilateral system and provide only a few barrels of wine each year. The resulting wine is elegant and exhibits some of the spice that you can taste in Anomaly.
- Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 7 on 110R 0.63 Acres
- Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 7 on 110R 0.1 Acre
- Planted 1993
- Pruning: Quadrilateral Spur
- NW x SE
Indee’s Block (5 Acres) - Indee’s block is the heart of the Anomaly vineyard. It is the largest block and has four different sections within it. We have our two main clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, 337 and 4, as well as smaller plantings of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. It was established in 2001 and allowed Anomaly to grow from a 200 case winery to its current production of 1000 cases. The entire Anomaly Vineyard is located on an alluvial fan created by the wanderings of Sulphur Creek over the last many thousands of years. Alluvial wash makes for excellent vine growing since the cobble and wash left from the creek is ideal for well drained soils. As you walk the rows in Indee’s Block you can see the many small and medium sized rocks churned up by the tractors each year.
Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 4 on 101-14 1.82 Acres
Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 337 on 101-14 2.05 Acres
Petit Verdot Clone 2 on 101-14 0.1 Acres
Cabernet Franc Clone 332 on 101-14 0.28 Acres
Pruning: Bilateral Spur
East x West
Ashby’s Block (1.8 Acres) - Ashby's block is the newest block at Anomaly Vineyards. it was replanted in 2007. We had a chance to try some new viticultural practices with this block. We changed the row orientation and also are experimenting with a different style of pruning. Most of Anomaly is spur pruned (typical cordons that look like the letter “T”), but in the newer plantings we have begun training the vines in a cane pruned system ( a system that is less linear looking but arguably more natural to the way a vine would want to grow). Having a new parcel to plant in 2007 also allowed us to increase the percentage of Petit Verdot we have on the property. Since the original Petit Verdot in Indee’s Block made the final blend in every vintage, lending rich, dark notes to the wine, we are excited to have more to work with.
- Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 4 on Schwarzmann 0.6 Acres
- Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 6 on Schwarzmann 0.6 Acres
- Petit Verdot Proprietary Clone on Schwarzmann 0.6 Acres
- Planted 2007
- Pruning: Double Guyot Cane
- NE x SW
The Lewelling Vineyard is located just around the corner from Anomaly Vineyards. It is farmed by Doug Wight and was originally established by his ancestors in 1864. The Lewelling vineyard is “one of the oldest continuously-owned family vineyards in the Napa Valley.” Since Doug Wight also manages the Anomaly property it was a natural choice to ask him for fruit when Indee’s Vineyard was being replanted. The Lewelling grapes are the only fruit we purchase, and considering their close proximity, similar soils, and same management we think of them as close relatives.
- Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 7 on 110R
- Planted 1995
- Pruning: Cane
- NE x SW