All of the fruit was sourced from our 8-acre vineyard located on the west side of St. Helena
Anomaly sits on an alluvial fan with the well-drained soils and climate perfect for growing Cabernet Sauvignon
This year's lot is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc
Aged in 100% French oak, 85% new barrels for 21 months
Winemaker, Anomaly Vineyards
Mark Porembski joined Anomaly in 2002 as assistant winemaker, and in 2005, Mark took over the reins as the Winemaker for Anomaly Vineyards. Prior to coming to Anomaly, Mark was the assistant winemaker to Les Behrens and Lisa Drinkward at Behrens & Hitchcock/Erna Schein Winery on Spring Mountain in St. Helena. He is currently also the winemaker for Charnu Winery in St. Helena. Mark and his wife, Jennifer Williams (Winemaker for Spottswoode Winery), have their own Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah label, Zeitgeist Cellars. They reside in St. Helena with their young daughter, Kiran.
Country born: United States
Education: Practical education at a number of wineries.
Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years
Non-intervention, let the vineyards do the talking
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