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Novy "rosella's Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Syrah 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This is dark and brooding on the nose with inky, stemmy, herbal accents to the slatey blue and black fruits that are backed up my gently smoky dried meat tones. Really exceptionally fresh on entry with a wonderful to the bright blackberry and boysenberry fruit. The tannins are fine and polished allowing the fruit to really pop on the palate. Not a small wine but light on its feet with compelling purity and definition of flavor on the palate. The back end picks up a bitter chocolate tone and builds a low black pepper tone into a fine, aromatic accent on the finish. This is incredibly youthful but exhibits unusual finesse and elegance for such a young wine. It’s packed full of fruit but this is savory and complex. Fabulous syrah. 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 "rosella's Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Syrah

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,588
4.50 5
01/18/2011

This is dark and brooding on the nose with inky, stemmy, herbal accents to the slatey blue and black fruits that are backed up my gently smoky dried meat tones. Really exceptionally fresh on entry with a wonderful to the bright blackberry and boysenberry fruit. The tannins are fine and polished allowing the fruit to really pop on the palate. Not a small wine but light on its feet with compelling purity and definition of flavor on the palate. The back end picks up a bitter chocolate tone and builds a low black pepper tone into a fine, aromatic accent on the finish. This is incredibly youthful but exhibits unusual finesse and elegance for such a young wine. It’s packed full of fruit but this is savory and complex. Fabulous syrah. 94pts



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