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2010 | We recall the 2010 growing season in the Napa Valley fondly as it was long and cool, allowing the grapes to ripen fully. Yields were very low, providing for dark, concentrated flavors. This vintage produced classic wines of structure and persistence—making all of us here at Anomaly Vineyards very happy. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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, leading to Anomaly’s signature velvety finish. 96% Cabernet Sauvignon 2% Cab Franc 2% Petit Verdot. 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. 94% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Cab Franc 1% Petit Verdot. 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. 96% Cabernet Sauvignon 3% Cab Franc 1% Petit Verdot. 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. 96% Cabernet Sauvignon 2% Cab Franc 2% Petit Verdot. Drink/Hold

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. 98% Cabernet Sauvignon 2% Petit Verdot. 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. 99%Cabernet Sauvignon 1% Petit Verdot. Drink