2012 Novy Family Wines Zinfandel Russian River Valley


  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Russian River Valley
Drink between 2013 - 2017 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • WineCenturyAZ Likes this wine: (89 points)

    January 1, 2017 - Medium garner in the glass, aromatic nose mostly black fruits, fruit on the palate is ripe with some candied flavors, black cherry, black currant,plum,notes of leather, anise, vanilla and spice leading into a medium long finish. Seems to be drinking near its peak, Very nice.

  • Der Weingelehrte wrote: (88 points)

    November 21, 2014 - An enjoyable wine and tends to be a crowd pleaser. Definitely give it plenty of time in the decanter - will surrender a lot more complexity if given significant air. Wine will likely improve with more time in the cellar - it has good structure (both acid & round tannins) for a Zinfandel. Between 7.5 & 8/10. 87-88.

  • BobMilton Likes this wine: (89 points)

    October 16, 2014 - Very spicy the first night, though that mellowed the second. Good fruit (red and black) and nice body. Given the improvement overnight, a decant might be called for if you drink now.

  • MRichman wrote:

    June 20, 2014 - Rich with a sappy, dark core. Full fruit but not sweet fruit. Fine oaky tannins. A bit big for my taste.

  • tomlbs Likes this wine: (90 points)

    April 15, 2014 - The dark garnet juice is an explosion of black berries, candied cherries, some licorice on the nose and in the mouth, along with some spice and delicious acidity. I would drink this over the next couple of years to enjoy all the fruit and spice this zin has to offer.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Novy Family Wines
  • Varietal Zinfandel
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Russian River Valley
  • UPC Code 877591003044

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 53 (25%)
  • Consumed 156 (75%)

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