Anomaly Vineyards

Bressler

St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Last vintage from Bressler, grapes going to Anomaly vineyards now. Was on the customer list at the start for a few years and still have 01 and 02 (popped an 02 a year ago and it was great) in the cellar. Grabbed some 2014s at a great price. For Napa, Bressler was always worth seeking...premium valley floor fruit, Mia Klein winemaker, and under $100 release price.

1 hour decant (little sediment). A splended inky dark magenta color. On the nose: floral, sandlewood, black cherry and plum, cedar, vanilla marshmallows. Taste: Elegant and smooth, soft tannins with blackberry, blueberry, chocolate, with a spicy cedar medium plus finish....ready to go another 15 years.
— a month ago

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Shay A

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Sad to see this producer end its run. Haven’t had any older vintages, but I’ve enjoyed 2009-2013 the last few years. Love Mia Klein’s craft too.
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

@Shay A Yep, sad to see these guys go, and Mia's Selene wines are terrific. Cheers!

Anomaly Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon

Extremely bold rare cab from the hood in st Helena — 6 months ago

Herdade do Esporão

Assobio Douro Touriga Nacional Blend 2014

Slightly translucent ruby color, medium complex nose with sharp cherries dominating a dark fruit backbone with gamy hints. Elegant, yet full, perfect balance with full oak integration, subtle tannins and med-high acidity. Ending in a long fruit driven finish with enough structure to make one long for more. A perfect, but exceptional vintage for asssobio. The vintage was bad, which caused the domain to use all their top vines to make just one wine, this one. A complete steal if you can find it, and a good anomaly to other assobio vintages. Douro can be great, if done right. — a year ago

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Bell Wine Cellars

Clone 6 Unfiltered Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

We had the 2013 Vintage on 8/16-17/20. The prior bottle was bad, an anomaly. This has all the characteristics and tastes of a good Napa floor Cab. Blackberry, cherry, cassis and vanilla. Full bodied, well balanced, fruit forward, New World wine. — a month ago

Anomaly Vineyards

St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon

2004. Great wine. Better as it sits — 3 months ago

Pieropan

Soave Classico Garganega 2004

Long forgotten in some backwoods Colorado wine shop's mini-fridge, and procured for about half of market rate after 15 years of bespoke provenance rolling through alpine summers and frigid winters. The fresh flavors long having evolved... euphemistically "matured" into deep nutty butterscotch and aged gouda and pear cider on the palate, and a deep gold on the eyes. In all honesty, this Phoenix like anomaly pairs extraordinarily with an aperitivi of parm and salumi after a day's cross country skiing in single digit mountain air. — 9 months ago

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Prairie Artisan Ales

Ape Snake Ale

Volatile number, with a nuclear mousse; big whipped cocoa pudding top pumping up like a volcanic island. Zero lacing, despite marathon persistence. Herbal jasmine and lavender in chocolate with black pepper scents. Orange peel, Cuba libre, ginger, and Old Spice-allspice. Finesse mouthfeel turns beef Bourgogne iron skillet de glace. There is a soy sauced tofu element, complete with green onion and black mushrooms. Not at all what I imagined, yeasty-malty salty-sluice-y and a real anomaly. This damned hairy ape! Is it even from this planet? — a year ago

Remi Gauthier

Les Rouges Terres Pinot Noir 2018

Slipping into the weekend, workday done ✅, lawn mown ✅ and bottles chilling 🍾🧊, so it's time to relax before the heat wave hits us tomorrow. 🌞🏜️

This bottle appears more inline to our prior experiences with the 2017 iteration. Last bottle was an anomaly.

Nose has mashed black cherries & strawberries, new leather and minor anise notes. Quite Beaujolais-like.

Palate has tannic cherries, grilled fennel, under-ripe plum, wet gravel, nice acidity and a fresh/fruity quality.

A pretty good wine, I still feel the 2017 version has the edge over this 2018.
— 2 months ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Thanks @Sharon B enjoy your pool, likely the place to be this weekend.
Lyle Fass

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I think 17 is better for now
Sharon B

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@Severn Goodwin most definitely thanks! 💦

Anomaly Vineyards

Designation Cabernet Sauvignon

Remarkably soft for a young-ish Napa cab! Blueberry and dark red fruit with subtle oak tones. Some tannic structure on the back end suggesting that this wine has an ongoing life in the cellar. — 3 months ago

Cobb

1906 Block Mount Eden Coastlands Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

That bottle might have been juggled across the country a couple times. It didn’t drink like a 12.5% Cobb. The bright end wasn’t there. Cobb knows his trade. I enjoy the wines often. This bottle was an anomaly. — 10 months ago

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