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2010 Novy Family Wines Syrah Santa Lucia Highlands
- Central Coast
- Santa Lucia Highlands
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.
Pro Reviews 3
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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The Rhone Report
By Jeb Dunnuck
Issue #12, 6/23/2012 (link) 92 points
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- 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
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 72 (24%)
- Consumed 233 (76%)