Poured each glass through Vinturi. Color deep, dark, inky, purple. Nose started off with aromas of oak, minerals (stone), then as it opened up got some bacon and smokiness. Palate is full-bodied, this is a big wine but balanced. Got that minerality that lead to a lingering spicy finish. Actually went very well smoked gouda cheese. 5,13,15,5=88
Nose of dark berries, plum and bitter orange peel. Similar flavor profile with somewhat sharp, oaky tannins on the midpalate. Nice finish that's long and leathery. Maybe some time to soften up the oak will help round out this wine.
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(Novy Family Wines Syrah Unti Vineyard) Group's #7 (my #9) – 98 pts; 1, 0, 3, 1 - very dark red violet color; toasty oak, black fruit, black plum and tar nose; tight, tart black fruit, orange palate with herbal note; shortmedium finish (American oak; 3% Vigonier; highest acidity of the 10 '07 Novys we tasted)