outstanding wine, and terrific QPR. Full flavored, swell structures and long lasting palate. Dark fruits, herbs, pepper and fat in a velvety robe. Just a pleasure to drink. Probably a bit heavy and very new world for some, but wonderful with a venison stew and really delightful.
tasted this at the winery and loved it several years ago, but this bottle was flat, a bit oaky, and boring. Wasn;t corked. Maybe slightly off? plenty of $8 closeout bottles that outperform this one. Again, i really like novy/siduri, so may have just been slightly off?
update after a bit more breathing, a nice charcoally element comes out on the finish and it fills out a bit more. upgraded to 86-87, still a bit monolithic.
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(Novy Family Wines Syrah Amber Ridge) Opaque very dark red violet color with cherry meniscus; black fruit, a little cooked, tar and VA nose; tart black fruit palate with a touch of caramel and espresso; medium-plus finish 91+ pts.