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Novy Family Wines Syrah Santa Lucia Highlands Garys' Vineyard 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Dark and a bit oaky at first pass with plenty of toasty hickory nut notes that fade into a more balanced array of inky, bloody, salted meat and blue fruit notes. This is slow to open in the mouth, starting off the a bit of a dense, black hole feel. The acid seems to be on the outside of the fruit and the tannins well buried. There’s a nice overlay of oak as well but this slowly broadens in the mouth with a fine, juicy blackberry core of fruit and gentle nutella chcoc/nut tones adding some complexity. This exhibits fine balance. Really exhibits lovely purity and while it’s a bit tannic today the finish exhibits nice fruity aromatics that bode well for the future. Lacks a bit of complexity at this stage but the finish gets long and longer showing brilliant fresh yet not sweet berry fruit. 92pts

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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 Santa Lucia Highlands Garys' Vineyard

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 01/18/2011

Dark and a bit oaky at first pass with plenty of toasty hickory nut notes that fade into a more balanced array of inky, bloody, salted meat and blue fruit notes. This is slow to open in the mouth, starting off the a bit of a dense, black hole feel. The acid seems to be on the outside of the fruit and the tannins well buried. There’s a nice overlay of oak as well but this slowly broadens in the mouth with a fine, juicy blackberry core of fruit and gentle nutella chcoc/nut tones adding some complexity. This exhibits fine balance. Really exhibits lovely purity and while it’s a bit tannic today the finish exhibits nice fruity aromatics that bode well for the future. Lacks a bit of complexity at this stage but the finish gets long and longer showing brilliant fresh yet not sweet berry fruit. 92pts


Member Reviews for Novy Family Wines Syrah Santa Lucia Highlands Garys' Vineyard

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Snooth User: 1rockiesfan
725240651
4.00 5
04/12/2013

This is a great wine dark fruit and leather on the nose. With dark cherry, black berry, and game on the pallet. Very well balanced


Snooth User: jwpilcher
3015714
5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 01/30/2010

Gorgeous wine that is still young and likely to get better. Silky and rich. This same vineyard got a 94 wine spectator for their 2005 bottle so I'd suggest buying some at least until WS rates this.


Snooth User: InWineTruth
2201061,634
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 12/20/2011

Opaque dark plum hue, rich and earthy aromas of black fruits and forest floor; ripe black plum, black cherry and blueberry notes on the palate with generous extraction dancing with a hint of damp earth and game smoke.


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 03/20/2007

A lot of wine--more so than the excellent value SC. Rich, rich plummy aromas and flavors with hints of cassis, spice, and coffee. Long finish.


Snooth User: pkellman
5223253
2.00 5
Vintage: 2005 12/26/2010

Two glasses


External Reviews for Novy Family Wines Syrah Santa Lucia Highlands Garys' Vineyard

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/26/2012

The 2009 Syrah Garys' is a big wine packed with black fruit, violets and spices. This is a decidedly explosive, opulent and structured Syrah that needs another year or two for the tannins to start settling down. Hints of smoke, game, and tar add furt... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from California in USA. 2009 Novy Family Wines Syrah Garys Vineyard 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/25/2012

A Syrah wine from California in USA. 2009 Novy Family Wines Syrah Garys Vineyard 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2007 02/05/2010

More whole clusters/stems (40%) are used in the fermentation of the 2007 Syrah Garys' Vineyard. This has given the wine more structure as well as an earthy, peppery, forest floor-like component to accompany the blackberry liqueur, incense, and floral... Robert Parker. A Syrah wine from California in USA. 2007 Novy Family Wines Syrah Garys Vineyard 750ml



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