Siduri/Novy at the Dallas Zoo

The Dallas Zoo, Giants of the Savannah Exhibit

Tasted April 8, 2013 by OneLastSyrah with 314 views

Introduction

Adam Lee hosted a seated dinner and tasting at the Dallas Zoo. It was a spectacular setting to enjoy some wine and watch the elephants.

Flight 1 (7 notes)

White
2010 Novy Family Wines Pinot Noir Blanc de Noir USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley
87 points
I didn't see this poured and assumed from the name that it would be a sparkling wine, but it is not. Per Adam, there did not seem to be a more appropriate name for this style of wine. Slightly copper hued in the glass. A touch of oxidation on the nose. Medium bodied with a certain savory richness. Interesting.
Red
2010 Siduri Pinot Noir Chehalem Mountains USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Chehalem Mountains
88 points
Translucent dark garnet in the glass. Smoky cherry nose and similar fruit on the palate with tangy acidity.
Red
2011 Siduri Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands
92 points
Translucent dark garnet in the glass. Candied cherry fruit on the nose with ripe bright cherry fruit on the palate. Nice length and texture. This along with the 2011 Garys' Pinot were my favorites of the evening.
Red
2011 Siduri Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands
Slightly translucent dark garnet in the glass. Aromatically very similar to the Pisoni tasted alongside it with bright candied cherry fruit. Slightly more savory on the palate than the Pisoni but still ripe, approachable and supple.
Red
2010 Novy Family Wines Syrah Page Nord USA, California, Napa Valley
Pretty much opaque dark garnet in the glass. Rather smoky and funky nose with a peppery nuance. On the palate this has a bit of tannin and more smoky dark fruit. I actually preferred the regular Napa Valley Syrah to the single vineyard version at this tasting.
Red
2010 Novy Family Wines Syrah Napa Valley USA, California, Napa Valley
90 points
Pretty much opaque dark garnet in the glass. Like a more refined sibling to the Page Nord bottling. Ripe smelling dark fruit on the nose with a touch of new leather. Medium-full bodied with supple texture. Good. Pretty good value.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2010 Novy Family Wines Viognier Oley Late Harvest USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
Light gold in the glass. Sweet nectar nose with a hint of elmer's glue. Ripe sweet nectar on the palate. Easy to like.
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