Red

2012 Novy Family Wines Zinfandel Russian River Valley

Zinfandel

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Sonoma County
  • > Russian River Valley
Drink between 2013 - 2017
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • 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.

  • MRichman wrote:

    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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Wine Definition

  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 81 (64%)
  • Consumed 46 (36%)

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Who Likes This Wine

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