Three years did some beautful things for this. Open for an hour, not decanted. Beautiful purple color, mostly clear, medium body. Fruity, bacony aroma, ultrasmooth texture, coffee balances well with bacon and raspberry notes, little acid, little pepper. Smooth fruity finish. Drinks so well right now, wish I had more.
Very Nice balance and structure. Mouth coating but not overwhelming. Rich black fruits on the palate. This bottle had a what seems to be typical slight funk on the nose that many Novy wines have had for me.
Decanted 1.5 hours and then had with dinner of Wagyu steak. Pretty wonderful stuff. Not to much going on on the nose--faint eucalyptus-- but wonderful dark fruit and chocolate on the palate. Alcohol was noticeable, but did not detract very much from the overall balance. Sorry I had only one bottle.
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(Novy Family Wines Syrah Santa Lucia Highlands) Group's #4 (my #8) – 55 pts; 2, 2, 0, 1 – ripe berry with savory marjoram note on nose; big, hot, almost searing jammy black fruit and fig; medium finish
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