Novelty Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2005
Editorial Reviews for Novelty Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
Always a winner this vintage starts off with a deep cherry nose amply enriched with notes of vanilla, shaved chocolate, herb and oak spice. In the mouth this is rich and velvety with perfectly balanced tannins floating under the masses of blueberry and plum fruit that fills the mouth. The finish shows lots of vanilla and spice but is balanced and long. Serve this with a nice roast Filet Mignon. 91pts
Bramble and mushroom aromas - the wine has a nice mustiness. Its mineral and balanced and not overly fruity (although there is a little licorice on the finish). Very nice overall.
The wine I am rating is Novelty Hill "Red Wine' it is a blend - but I could not find it on snooth. Nose is not really all that appealing.... very alcohalic smell.... but the taste is WONDERFUL (particularly on the front end). Very smooth and just a little sweet - but not overbearing. Slght oak flavors, but not as much as I would prefer. Big bg flavor and richness. Wonderful wine at or around the 15$ price range!
I had at a local wineshop's weekly tasting, Aroma - Nice cherry, chocolate, vanilla, and black cherry notes Taste - Complex, cherry, chocolate, vanilla, earth, tobacco, black cherry, nice long finish 45 seconds plus -excellent Merlot. All in all an excellent wine, I have tasted several of Novelty Hills options and have bbeen overall pleased with them... I would be interested in hearing from the winemaker what their philosophy is since I believe them to produce some very complex, well balanced wines reminiscent of French wines.
nice cab at this pricepoint, needs a little time to open but is then a very smooth mouthful of anice and blackberry with a fairly long finish
the notes here talk about Cabernet...?? Is there a mixup on what's referenced?
External Reviews for Novelty Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
Wine Tasting NotesDeep, rich black cherry, raspberry and mocha aromas and flavors linger beautifully across a long, focused finish. Refined, well-integrated tannins add to the wines polish and grace.
Wine Advocate ReviewA meaty, savory style lets its ripe plum and currant flavors submerge themselves in layers of roasted pepper and a smoky, stewlike character. It all lingers on the distinctive finish. Best from 2010 through 2017.Wine Tasting Notes This dark, full-bodied Cabernet is loaded with cassis, black fruit and spice from the first swirl of the glass, gaining dimension on the palate and persisting across a rich, polished finish.
Good ruby-red. Redcurrant and tobacco on the nose. Sweet, broad and lush, with very ripe red fruit flavors nicely framed by sweet tannins.
Dark, tangy style has a layer of peppery smoke around a jazzy core of blackberry and cherry flavors, finishing with chunky tannins. Best after 2008.
If Washington “owns” Merlot as a category in the U.S. (not that anyone cares at the moment), this confirms it. You get ripe, sweet, tangy red berry fruit, fresh acids, ripe tannins and toasty oak; there may not be a better value in the country. The way the oak is used is magnificent and adds layer after layer to the extended finish.
If Washington ldquo;ownsrdquo; Merlot as a category in the U.S. (not that anyone cares at the moment), this confirms it. You get ripe, sweet, tangy red berry fruit, fresh acids, ripe tannins and toasty oak; there may not be a better value in the country. The way the oak is used is magnificent and adds layer after layer to the extended finish.
Ripe and toasty, with a root beer note adding interest to the blackberry and leather flavors, hinting at licorice on the firm finish. Best after 2009.