2010 Novy Family Wines Syrah Santa Lucia Highlands


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Lucia Highlands
Drink between 2012 - 2017 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 24

  • Lazlo Toth wrote: (90 points)

    December 19, 2015 - 375 ml bottle so more mature than a regular bottle of the same vintage and a good foreshadowing of what the regular bottle will be like in 1-2 years. Opaque Purple. Some minimal bricking. Tight nose of flint and sour cherry after pouring, but as the wine opens up this becomes more of a floral olive bouquet with smoky undertones. Palate is a peppery, buttery mix of black cherry and olive tapenade. Medium plus acidity with smooth, well integrated tannins and a medium long finish which gets shorter as the wine opens up. This is in a good place and has a great QPR. More complex than similarly priced wines. Very good with red meat and smoked cheeses. Would not hold half-bottles longer as it is peaking in this format.

  • EvanJB wrote: (90 points)

    February 26, 2015 - Light fruit, but nice. Front palate excellent, mid is good, drops off at finish. Overall very pleasant.

  • timbobwhite Likes this wine: (90 points)

    November 3, 2014 - PNP. Nose gets a little perfumed at 1 hour. Still olive tapenade, but very good with dinner. I hope these last long enough for me to see what comes over time.

  • timbobwhite Likes this wine:

    October 25, 2014 - Black to deep purple edges. Nose of Olive Tapenade (first time for this for me) with a bit of blackberry. Rich, ripe with a nice finish. Very good with roast beef sandwiches and cheese. Note from memory so no score. We both liked this. Glad we have 8 more left. Will be interested in seeing how this develops over the next 2-3 years.

  • Mootsie Likes this wine: (93 points)

    October 4, 2014 - In a great place right now. Deep, smoky and intense.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2012, IWC Issue #165 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    California's Central Coast: Better than Ever (Aug 2012) (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue #12, 6/23/2012 (link) 92 points

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Novy Family Wines
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Lucia Highlands
  • UPC Code 877591002603

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 65 (21%)
  • Consumed 241 (79%)

Food Pairing

Braised short ribs, peppercorn burger with bleu cheese

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