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Community Tasting Notes (7) Avg Score: 91.8 points

  • Very aromatic and smokey nose with a hint of spice. Medium bodied wine with a inky texture and flavors of dark fruits, smoke and vanilla.

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  • Open about a day, this kind of wine goes down easy. This time, pours dark, inky. Coffee, dark berry, tar, grapefruit and a smooth texture finishing with a bit of chocolate. This bottle seems quite ready to go and I don't see this wine now being a long ager but it is damn good and squarely in the camp of syrah that goes great on a cool, fall evening.

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  • cloudy, red, purple, in the color. dark chocolate, dark fruit, spice, on the nose. dark chocolate, blueberry, clove, oak, on the palate. medium tannins on the finish.

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  • Tasted at the winery. Huge Syrah nose of blood sausage, olive, clove and blueberry. Blue fruit and dense eastern spice on the palate with round tannins and full finish. Very good.

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  • This is the second of two bottles, with the first one back in March. I opened this one yesterday, it comes with screw top so I simply put the cap on last night and back into the cellar. The aromatics on this wine are really true to the SLH teroir, with smoke and pepper. The color is very dark, stains the side of the glass. It's very easy to get fired up over CA syrah with these aromatics and color, just great. The palate is more medium weight with this bottle, as I thought I recalled the first bottle being bigger but this is really about medium weight, maybe medium plus but not by much. Lots of juicy dark fruit with black licorice, tar and lingering citrus. The chocolate and vanilla bean notes that emerge on the wine upon first being opened faded off since last night, too. This is really quite good, leaner with nice acid, juicy dark fruit and excellent color. A real nice showing for this young vineyard and as I said in my last note, which I'll affirm again, I'll add this to my annual Novy order of the SLH syrahs. Terrific.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2012, IWC Issue #165, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Novy Cellars Syrah Sierra Mar Santa Lucia Highlands) Subscribe to see review text.
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    California's Central Coast: Better than Ever (Aug 2012), (See more on Vinous...)

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