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2012 Novy Family Wines Zinfandel Russian River Valley
- Sonoma County
- Russian River Valley
Community Tasting Notes 5
Der Weingelehrte wrote: (88 points)
November 21, 2014 - An enjoyable wine and tends to be a crowd pleaser. Definitely give it plenty of time in the decanter - will surrender a lot more complexity if given significant air. Wine will likely improve with more time in the cellar - it has good structure (both acid & round tannins) for a Zinfandel. Between 7.5 & 8/10. 87-88.
BobMilton Likes this wine: (89 points)
October 16, 2014 - Very spicy the first night, though that mellowed the second. Good fruit (red and black) and nice body. Given the improvement overnight, a decant might be called for if you drink now.
June 20, 2014 - Rich with a sappy, dark core. Full fruit but not sweet fruit. Fine oaky tannins. A bit big for my taste.
tomlbs Likes this wine: (90 points)
April 15, 2014 - The dark garnet juice is an explosion of black berries, candied cherries, some licorice on the nose and in the mouth, along with some spice and delicious acidity. I would drink this over the next couple of years to enjoy all the fruit and spice this zin has to offer.
Frank Murray III wrote:
March 31, 2014 - I didn't like this as much as the 2012 Papera that I had a few nights ago. Where the two wines diverged is I found the Papera more balanced and fleshy, great acid whereas this AVA bottling here was tight and also the alcohol impacts the wine as a bit strong for me. Only had a glass over dinner as I shared this with a few friends so nothing to retaste to see if it evolved.
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- Vintage 2012
- Type Red
- Producer Novy Family Wines
- Varietal Zinfandel
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Sonoma County
- Appellation Russian River Valley
- UPC Code 877591003044
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 72 (38%)
- Consumed 120 (63%)