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2011 Novy Four Mile Creek White Wine
The 2011 Four Mile Creek White is a blend Viognier, Gewurztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Pears, flowers, mint and sweet spices are layered into the plush, inviting finish. This is a ridiculously delicious wine for $13.00. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2013.

NOVY 2009 Syrah Russian River Valley Christensen Family Vineyard
Score: 90

Alluring aromas of spice, pepper, wild berry and blackberry lead to melted black licorice and game meat flavors on the full-bodied palate, picking up a leathery espresso edge on the finish. Best from 2012 through 2020.

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Novy 2008 Christensen Family Vineyard Syrah Russian River Valley
Score: 91

A savory style, with roasted herb, damp forest floor, ripe and dried berry notes, followed by a hint of iron and a complex mix of minerality on the finish. Full-bodied and supple-textured. Drink now through 2018. 177 cases made.

91pts Novy 2008 "Christensen Vineyard" Syrah Russian River Valley
90pts Editors'Choice Novy 2008 Syrah Napa Valley

NOVY Syrah Santa Lucia Highlands Garys' Vineyard 2008
Score: 91

Firm, intense and chewy, with a mix of ripe plum, spice, mineral and graphite flavors. Full-bodied and slow to unfold, this builds momentum and complexity, retaining its intensity on the finish. Best from 2012 through 2020.
287 cases made.

94pts Novy Cellars 2008 Rosella's Vineyard Syrah Santa Lucia Highlands
91pts Editors'Choice Novy Cellars 2009 Gewürztraminer Russian River Valley
90pts Novy Cellars 2008 Susan's Hill Syrah Santa Lucia Highlands
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Novy Cellars 2008 Rosella's Vineyard Syrah (Santa Lucia Highlands)

Novy Family Winery, 2008 Gary's Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands Syrah

$29, 14.2 percent. A big, burly syrah with layered flavors. Notes of black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, herbs, caramel and black pepper. Good length.

90 POINTS Editors' Choice Novy Cellars 2008 Syrah Napa Valley

91 POINTS Novy Cellars 2008 Christensen Vineyard Syrah Russian River Valley

90 POINTS Novy Cellars 2008 Susan's Hill Syrah, Santa Lucia Highlands

2009 Novy Cellars Gewürztraminer, Russian River Valley
Rating: 91 points 'Editors' Choice'

A wonderful Gewürz. You never know what to expect from this varietal, but in this case the wine is basically dry, and freshly crisp in acidity. The flavors are complex, ranging from oranges, pineapples and honeysuckle to star anise, toffee and the famous spices of Gewürztraminer. There's also a rich, creamy texture.

2008 Novy Cellars Rosella's Vineyard Syrah, Santa Lucia Highlands
Rating: 94 points

Syrah master Novy has given us a beautiful Syrah to drink now with rich lamb, beef and pork dishes, or perhaps a Latin-inspired black bean soup. It's rich, softly lush and dry, and the blackberry, currant, mocha and sandalwood flavors have exciting edges of salty cured meats and freshly crushed black pepper. Really exquisite, but only 263 cases were produced.

2007 Novy Cellars Syrah Santa Lucia Highlands
Rating: 93 points

A tremendous Syrah that shows how the Highlands aren't just for Pinot Noir. Dry and Peppery, it has big tannins and crisp acidity framing blackberry, black currant, blueberry and dark, unsweetened chocolate flavors. Impresses for richness, complexity and power. Now-2013 -S.H.

2007 Novy Cellars Simpson Vineyard Syrah Dry Creek Valley
Rating: 93 points

Beautiful Syrah, dry, tannic and elegant, with a most pleasurable mouthfeel. Feels full-bodied and chewy, with blackberry, black currant, leather and tobacco flavors, finished in a swirl of Indian spices. Novy is really at the top of their Syrah game. -S.H.

2007 Novy Cellars Amber Ridge Vineyard Syrah Russian River Valley
Rating: 92 points

Impresses for its dryness, big tannins and acids, and for its complexity of flavor. Offers delicious waves of blackberry tart and blueberry muffin, sprinkled with cocoa and cinnamon and a drizzle of cassis. Really a beautiful Syrah, classy and elegant. Drinks well now and through 2012. -S.H.

2007 Novy Cellars Judge Family Vineyard Syrah Bennett Valley
Rating: 92 points

Very fine, very rich and very dry, this is a Syrah you can pull out for your best steaks. It has a peppery saltiness that will pair brilliantly with charred beef. Richness comes via ripe blackberries and cherries, as well as from sweet, smoky oak. Terrific now and through 2013. -S.H.

2008 NOVY Grenache Dry Creek Valley Simpson Vineyard
Score: 91

This fragrant red is impressive for its grace and finesse, offering delicate plum and berry pie aromas. Full-bodied, fleshy and balanced, with pleasant loamy earth and black licorice notes singing on the finish. Drink now through 2015.

2007 NOVY Syrah Russian River Valley Amber Ridge Vineyard
Score: 90

Combines complex roasted herb, dried currant, hot brick wall and peppery notes with loamy earth and clay flavors. Full-bodied, tight and restrained, this is slow to unfold and grows on you. Drink now through 2016.

93 POINTS Novy Cellars 2007 Syrah Santa Lucia Highlands
92 POINTS Novy Cellars 2007 Syrah Judge Family Vineyard
Novy Cellars 2007 Syrah Amber Ridge Vineyard

2007 Novy Syrah Dry Creek Valley Simpson Vineyard
Score: 94

A gorgeous Syrah, rich, layered, complex and distinctive, with dried berry, slate, hot brick wall, spice, pepper and tobacco all presented in a tightly knit, focused style, ending with firm tannins that give the flavors traction. Drink now through 2020. 123 cases made. –JL

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94 POINTS Editors Choice Novy Cellars 2007 Page-Nord Vineyard
94 POINTS Editors Choice Novy Cellars 2007 Parsons' Vineyard
Editors Choice Novy Cellars 2007 Syrah

2007 Novy Cellars Page-Nord Vineyard Syrah (Napa Valley)

Slow to emerge elements of pepper and game bring solid Syrah credentials to this very deep, well-fruited effort, and there is still a convincing sense of structured tightness as work here that is the hallmark of an ageworthy wine. Its firm, nominally tannic finish does not entirely encourage near-term enjoyment, but there can be no doubt that time will make good things even better and we strongly encourage a wait of several years.

2007 Novy Cellars Russian River Valley Syrah

Bright, lively and fairly deep in keenly defined blackberry fruit, this well-balanced bottling is the smoothest of the several new Novy Syrahs, and its combination of richness and vitality make it a wine to watch. It emphasizes fruit over spice and is filled out by nicely fit oak, and, if it is not a brooding behemoth that demands fairly lengthy keeping, it is certain to gain further refinement over the next three to five years.

2007 Novy Family Wines Syrah Page Nord Red 93 POINTS
2007 Novy Family Wines Syrah Parsons' Vineyard Red 92 POINTS
2007 Novy Family Wines Syrah Rosella's Vineyard Red 93+ POINTS
2007 Novy Family Wines Syrah Christensen Family Vineyard Red 90 POINTS
2007 Novy Family Wines Syrah Garys' Vineyard Red 91 POINTS
2007 Novy Family Wines Syrah Napa Valley Red 91 POINTS
2007 Novy Family Wines Syrah Santa Lucia Highlands Red 90 POINTS

2006 Novy Parsons' Vineyard Syrah Russian River Valley
Rating: 90 points

Very ripe and extracted, just oozing the flavors of melted blackberry jam, black raspberry puree and milk chocolate. A bit sweet, but saved by firm tannins.-S.H.

Editors' Choice Award 2006 Novy Oley Dessert Wine Viognier, Russian River Valley Rating: 93

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