Novelty Hill Winery

+1 425-481-5502 PO Box 2107
Woodinville, WA 98072
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ABOUT: Novelty Hill welcomes guests to our new, state-of-the-art Woodinville winery and tasting room open daily from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The winery’s contemporary design and surrounding gardens celebrate wine’s agrarian roots and the artistry of fine winemaking, making it a distinctive venue for business or personal use. Join us to taste wines from distinguished winemaker Mike Januik, who works with leading Columbia Valley vineyards, including our own estate vineyard Stillwater Creek, to craft Novelty Hill’s Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon.

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

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  • Novelty Hill Stillwater Creek Sangiovese 2011


    Raspberries and spice greet the nose in a high toned and zesty fashion. This smells of Sangiovese, a little nervous and tart with mossy accents and some BBQ spice coming from the oak. Rather supple on entry then showing the classic mid-weight Sangiovese structure, a touch soft perhaps but with tons of raspberry and strawberry flavors and a hint ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Novelty Hill Syrah 2011


    Nutty and showing the oak treatment that is fairly consistent across the Novelty Hill line-up. Slow to emerge black pepper and beefy hints help add a dash of complexity to the tart blackberry fruit on the nose all topped with a hint of vanilla. This is supple rich in the mouth if slightly angular with blue fruit, violets and a hint of beefiness ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Novelty Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2010


    A bit jammy, almost roasted and beefy on the nose with vanilla accents to the blackberry fruit, as well as some toasty wood spice as well. Bright and plump with a lovely ripe mouthfeel and rich black cherry blackberry fruit supported by dusty tannins and solids acids. A subtle hint of wood spice and just a suggestion of herb shows up on the back... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • After a brief introduction to the the state of Washington this past Monday I reported on my  visits to wineries in Walla Walla on Tuesday. Today I am reporting on visits both in Prosser, which lies roughly between Walla Walla and Seattle in the Yakima Valley as well as to wineries located basically within Seattle’s metropolitan footprint. As I’v... Read More

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  • Novelty Hill Stillwater Creek Merlot 2010


    A little raw oak shows up on the nose, along with toasty spice, vanilla, a hint of coconut and green herbal and candied fennel nuance. Round, bright and clear in the mouth, this delivers a rich mouthful of raspberry and fresh plummy fruit, underpinned by fine tannins, though there is just a little too much wood tannins today. Still this is lon... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Novelty Hill Merlot Columbia 2011


    Sweet on the nose with hints of mocha, herbs and peppery spice layered over plummy fruit. Bright on entry with brambly, tart raspberry fruit that is very fresh and clean on the palate picking up toasty oak and and freshly roasted coffee notes on the backend. A bit tart, lean and short, this is pleasant but doesnt excite me. 87pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Novelty Hill Chardonnay Stillwater Creek Vineyard 2012


    Almondy and a little toasty on the nose with some creme brûlée framing the core of apple and peach fruit. This is frankly fruity and gently sweetened by the wood. A little creamy on the midpalate, though with nice snap from acid that keeps the juicy fruit driven style nice and sapid in the mouth. This finishes with a nice smoky oak cast on the ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Novelty Hill Roussanne Stillwater Creek 2012


    93% Roussanne; 7% ViognierTight, and nutty on the nose with a subtle yet complex array of heather, a bit of white pepper, almond and dry orange, dried citron, honey, orange pekoe tea, and mandarin fruit With nice focus and snap on the palate this reveals a fairly deep core of pithy, taut, grapefruit tinged fruit that shows good length on the lo... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Novelty Hill Viognier Stillwater Creek 2012


    95% Viognier; 5% RoussanneThe classic nose is filled with lots of candied citrus, white flowers, honeycomb, and a hint of vanilla. Solid acids support nice fruit, fresh on the palate which is rich with quince fruit and a lovely hint of polleny polyphenolic bitterness. This is a pretty zesty style of Viognier featuring intriguing notes of green ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Novelty Hill Stillwater Creek Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2012


    79% Sauvignon Blanc, 21% SemillonSoft on the nose and a bit creamy and spicy with lesy floral notes over a base of pineapple and grapefruit Mineral and fresh on entry, this is a touch simple though with lovely river stone minerality under slightly creamy gooseberry inflected pineapple fruit. Clean, zesty, and green fruited on the moderately lon... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

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