Anomaly Vineyards

St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon

9.4222 ratings
9.444 pro ratings
St. Helena, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Shawn R

Decanted for about 30min before the first glass. Explosion of black fruit, leather and cigar box on the nose. Exceptional mouthfeel revealing complex flavors of smoked blueberry, violets and blood orange plum. Clean finish that opens up to five spice and smoked meats wonderful!

Decanted for about 30min before the first glass. Explosion of black fruit, leather and cigar box on the nose. Exceptional mouthfeel revealing complex flavors of smoked blueberry, violets and blood orange plum. Clean finish that opens up to five spice and smoked meats wonderful!

1 person found it helpfulAug 13th, 2016
Rollie Wright

Sales Wine Spectrum

9.5

Freaking delicious

Freaking delicious

1 person found it helpfulAug 5th, 2015
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.4

Our 1,000 tasting note on Delectable and excellent wine for our main course...burgers!
#bday25
Fell in love with this boutique estate last August. Highly recommend!
Insanely dark purplish ruby red. Nose is coated in dark raspberries, tobacco, oak, and dark spices. Heavy oaky tannins (8/10) and full bodied. Needed to be opened for at least a couple hours. Palate is layered with tons of dark black and red fruits, cinnamon, vanilla, woody tannins and dark spices. Excellent structure and an insanely long finish. Still just a baby. Drink till 2038.

Our 1,000 tasting note on Delectable and excellent wine for our main course...burgers!
#bday25
Fell in love with this boutique estate last August. Highly recommend!
Insanely dark purplish ruby red. Nose is coated in dark raspberries, tobacco, oak, and dark spices. Heavy oaky tannins (8/10) and full bodied. Needed to be opened for at least a couple hours. Palate is layered with tons of dark black and red fruits, cinnamon, vanilla, woody tannins and dark spices. Excellent structure and an insanely long finish. Still just a baby. Drink till 2038.

Apr 16th, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

From one of my personal favorite vintages of Napa (for drink-ability and consumption over the next 10+ years) I thought this underperformed.

The finish showed an austerity from wood tannins that makes me wonder if some wineries/winemakers are running on "auto-pilot" and simply HAVE to use all the new barrels they order in April/May (before they have a good clue of how the characteristics for that specific vintage will turn out...??).

From one of my personal favorite vintages of Napa (for drink-ability and consumption over the next 10+ years) I thought this underperformed.

The finish showed an austerity from wood tannins that makes me wonder if some wineries/winemakers are running on "auto-pilot" and simply HAVE to use all the new barrels they order in April/May (before they have a good clue of how the characteristics for that specific vintage will turn out...??).

May 22nd, 2016
David L

08' Anomaly Cabernet. Decanted 1 hour. An abundance of black fruit on the palate(Black raspberries) Full-bodied with Rich chocolate notes. Elegant & smooth finish. Crowd Pleaser! Many great years in front of it!

08' Anomaly Cabernet. Decanted 1 hour. An abundance of black fruit on the palate(Black raspberries) Full-bodied with Rich chocolate notes. Elegant & smooth finish. Crowd Pleaser! Many great years in front of it!

Apr 8th, 2016
Boxer Briefs

elegant #cali #wine from a difficult vintage in #napavalley.way young, a green note that the fruit rides but the finish is all fresh, pure blackberry fruit

elegant #cali #wine from a difficult vintage in #napavalley.way young, a green note that the fruit rides but the finish is all fresh, pure blackberry fruit

Mar 10th, 2015
Rafael Landestoy

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon. Gorgeous wine, jammy fruit and balanced.

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon. Gorgeous wine, jammy fruit and balanced.

Jan 25th, 2015
Mike Steffel

2010 tasting great

2010 tasting great

Aug 21st, 2014
Craig Sedmak

Had this with great fiends last night in the back patio! Looking forward to enjoying more bottles of #anomaly cab during #harvest14

Had this with great fiends last night in the back patio! Looking forward to enjoying more bottles of #anomaly cab during #harvest14

Aug 16th, 2014
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

10

The truth

The truth

Jul 31st, 2014