January 23, 2021 - Beautiful berry on the nose, slight tobacco. Well balanced, smooth and velvety mouth feel. Very nice. Looking forward to trying again after some time.
December 3, 2020 - Really nice wine, drank over two nights. Lots of chocolate/mocha, with a lot of similarities to Las Piedras which is down the road from Anomaly. No change from my previous ratings.
July 9, 2020 - Did virtual tasting with winery. Vertical of ‘15, ‘16 and ‘17. The ‘16 had a beautiful nose of red fruits and a bit of mocha. Taste was very much in line with Cabs from this vintage - bright red cherry, plum and a bit of cassis. Long finish. Very balanced and beautiful wine that is drinking great now but would benefit from a few more years in the bottle.
October 4, 2019 - Beautifully drinking wine. Smooth tannins. Rich, fruit forward but enough structure to last a decade more
September 20, 2019 - Same experience as noted in my tasting at the winery in June. Can benefit from a couple hour decant (nothing major), but relatively ready to go. Very nice style, worth the price of admission. Can't wait for my Designations to show up soon.
June 10, 2019 - Up the PCH; 6/4/2019-6/16/2019 (Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez, Paso Robles, Napa, and Willamette): Tasted alongside the 2014 and 2015. This was the best of the estate bottling, but behind the designation.
Very accessible now, will make me want to tap into one of the 3 bottles I have soon. Rich, silky, smooth tannins. One thing that was clear to me during this Napa trip was the 2016s are an amazing vintage, although 2014 and 2015 were no slouches. Just the immediate approach-ability and quality of the fruit is very evident.
March 2, 2019 - Surprisingly ready to drink. The smooth tannins allow you to drink this rich, berry-filled wine now, but certainly will age eloquently over the next 5-8 years, perhaps longer if the '16 fruit holds up. Not too fruity or overpowering, it is still a rich wine in texture and color, almost Randy Lewiseque for those you who drink Lewis Cabs. I'm new to Anomoly but I am impressed with the drinkability and the various flavors that peek through at a young age.