Novelty Hill Merlot Stillwater Creek Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot 2005
Editorial Reviews for Novelty Hill Merlot Stillwater Creek Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot
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
Member Reviews for Novelty Hill Merlot Stillwater Creek Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Petit VerdotAdd your review
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.
Big, fruity nose with cherry, diacetyl, and minor notes of herbs, oak, and vanilla. Cherry fruit and chocolate on the palate with light, chalky, dusty tannin. Decent balance with a little spice and more oak and vanilla in the finish.
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 Merlot Stillwater Creek Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot
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.
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.
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.
Despite chunky tannins, this has a level of elegance that makes the raspberry and smoky chocolate flavors sing sweetly. Lingers nicely on the finish. Drink now through 2012.
Good ruby-red. Redcurrant and tobacco on the nose. Sweet, broad and lush, with very ripe red fruit flavors nicely framed by sweet tannins.
The 2005 Merlot is medium ruby-colored with aromas and flavors of red currants and cherry. Drink this solid, well-balanced effort over the next 6 years.
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.
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