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Anomaly Accolades and Reviews

2009 Anomaly Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points

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 can taste the incredible ripeness as well as the softness of tannins and acids that make drinking it so pretty now. S.H.  (6/1/2012) - 92

- Wine Enthusiast Magazine


2008 Anomaly Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
First Place

First Place Winner of the Sunset Magazine's Western Wine Award for the "Deep Pocket" Category of wines $61 and over. The Sunset Western Wine Awards are recognized as the highest honor for Western winemakers and focus solely on wines produced in the West. 500 wines were tasted by Sunset's panel of professional judges, including Western wine writers, sommeliers, and winemakers. See article in the November issue of Sunset Magazine, page 85.

2008 Anomaly Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
94 points

Awesomely ripe and delicious Cabernet, dazzling with blackberry and cherry pie filling, cassis, anise, dark chocolate, sweet vanilla, toast, spice and even an earthy note of green olives. The tannins are soft, sweet and complex. Really good and well-structured, one of the best St. Helena Cabs of the vintage. Drink now to 2014 S.H.  (9/1/2011) - 94

- Wine Enthusiast Magazine


2007 Anomaly Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
91+ points

Displaying more silkiness as well as sweeter, purer fruit, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon possesses a dense ruby/purple color in addition to aromas and flavors of black currants, fruit cake, spice box, smoked herbs, and subtle oak. Fleshy, round, and generously endowed with noticeable tannins in the finish, it will benefit from 1-2 years of bottle age, and should drink well for 7-8.  91+

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (#186)

Ripe, jammy fruit marks this polished young Cabernet. It's rich in cherries and red licorice, with a sweet liqueur potency and an umami intensity suggesting salty smoked meats. The tannins are considerable in this muscular wine, which suggests aging for five or six years. - S.H.  (9/1/2011) - 92

- Wine Enthusiast Magazine


Anomaly Wine2006 Anomaly Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (#180): 2006 Anomaly Vineyards 90 points. The dense ruby/purple-colored 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits notes of barrique smells intermixed with blueberry, blackberry, and a hint of spring flowers. The wine is medium to full-bodied and has super-purity, sweet tannins for this vintage, and decent acidity. It should drink nicely for at least 10-15 or more years.

- Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate #180, 2008


2005 Anomaly Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
91-93 points

Bright ruby. Smoky black fruits, meat and a whiff of toasty oak on the slightly reduced nose. Then clearly more suave and delineated than the 2004, with juicy acidity giving sappiness and energy to the middle palate. Finishes with chewy, sweet tannins and excellent persistence. Winemaker Porembski told me that the 2004 was racked too frequently; this one, in contrast, has hardly been racked at all: most of the wine was racked in October of 2006 but 20% of the juice had not yet been touched in early March.

- International Wine Cellar, May/Jun 07


2005 Anomaly Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points

The 2004’s superior is the very Bordeuax-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 should hit its stride in 2-3 years and last for up to 15.

- Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate #174, 2007