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Novy Family Wines Syrah Napa Valley Page Nord 2007

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

2007 Novy Napa Valley Syrah Page-Nord Vineyard 14.3% Smoky and earthy right out of the bottle with a lightly espresso scented, gamy core of boysenberry and black cherry fruit topped with a fine cracked black pepper top note. Super finely balanced and absolutely seamless in the mouth. This is slippery yet full of freshness with lovely tannins that frame the fruit but leave the palate open and expressive. Really impressive depth on the palate with rich, succulent black cherry and boysenberry fruit topped with notes of crushed flowers and gently nuanced cracked pepper that pops on the finish which exhibits a bit of the espresso tone of the nose before the fruit, still supported by the super fine tannins, pushes past on the long finish. Really bright and fresh with a touch of menthol on the finale. 94pts

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Novy Family Wines:
Novy Family Wines is a collaboration between Adam & Dianna Lee of Siduri Wines and Dianna’s family of Ennis Texas; her parents Adolph and Rose Marie Novy and her brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Angela Novy, Bryan and Kathy Novy and Steven and Marie Novy. For us, Novy Family Wines is an opportunity to do what we love with the people we love – it is a true family endeavor. The two of us o... Read more
Novy Family Wines is a collaboration between Adam & Dianna Lee of Siduri Wines and Dianna’s family of Ennis Texas; her parents Adolph and Rose Marie Novy and her brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Angela Novy, Bryan and Kathy Novy and Steven and Marie Novy. For us, Novy Family Wines is an opportunity to do what we love with the people we love – it is a true family endeavor. The two of us oversee the vineyards and winemaking on a daily basis while Dianna’s parents and siblings work harvest and bottling and represent the Novy brand at winemaker dinners and tastings. The name Novy means “new” in Czech. We are as proud of our old world heritage as we are our new world wines and try, with Novy Family Wines, to produce wines that express our love of history, place and family. For us, the beauty of making our own wine is the total freedom to do it our way, without compromise. Although it is necessary to be able to adapt to new circumstances with each and every vintage, we have found that these principles hold true year after year. -We believe that great wine is made in the vineyard. Only with great grapes can we produce great wines. To this end, we purchase the majority of our fruit by the acre rather than by the ton. -We believe in minimal intervention winemaking that promotes, rather than overshadows the work we do in the vineyard. -Most importantly, we believe that wine should be a pleasure to drink. If you don't like the way a wine tastes, what’s the point? Novy Family wines are made to be enjoyed with good friends and good food. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Novy Family Wines Syrah Napa Valley Page Nord

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065215,725
4.50 5
01/18/2011

2007 Novy Napa Valley Syrah Page-Nord Vineyard 14.3% Smoky and earthy right out of the bottle with a lightly espresso scented, gamy core of boysenberry and black cherry fruit topped with a fine cracked black pepper top note. Super finely balanced and absolutely seamless in the mouth. This is slippery yet full of freshness with lovely tannins that frame the fruit but leave the palate open and expressive. Really impressive depth on the palate with rich, succulent black cherry and boysenberry fruit topped with notes of crushed flowers and gently nuanced cracked pepper that pops on the finish which exhibits a bit of the espresso tone of the nose before the fruit, still supported by the super fine tannins, pushes past on the long finish. Really bright and fresh with a touch of menthol on the finale. 94pts


Member Reviews for Novy Family Wines Syrah Napa Valley Page Nord

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Snooth User: atonalprime
1577901,412
4.00 5
02/06/2011

Decanted several hours. Raspberries and menthol on the nose with notes of minerality and cherries. Smooth and full on the palate with notes forest funk, oak and once opened up, of tobacco and concentrated fruit tannins. A very long, pleasant finish with notes of cherries, fleshy plums and cereal.


Snooth User: chefhunley
61491615
4.00 5
01/28/2011

Upon opening the nose is gamy, reminding me of Porcini mushrooms. I aerated in a Soiree, but did not decant. First taste is following the nose with gamy spice flavors, some dark fruit and mild acidity on the front. Finish is dry with a linguiring bright fruit, but cannot pick it out. A few swallows in there are cigar & earthy notes. After breathing for a bit it has a bit more fruit in the nose and present in the mouth. It is rich and deep and fills the mouth nicely. I can't wait to pair this with a good, rich pasta sauce. Seems to have tannins and structure to age, but time will tell. I think this is a very good value. Enjoy.


Snooth User: Aliciancook
895581110
3.50 5
08/18/2013

Three and a half glasses




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