Producer Wine Name Varietal Reviewer Rating Vintage Cost
ProducerNovy Cellars  Wine Name  VarietalSyrah  ReviewerMike Taylor  RatingVery good  Vintage2002  Cost$19.00 
Novy Cellars produces Syrah with passion that shows consistent vintage to vintage. I have been a fan of their Sonoma County Syrah for the past 2 vintages even though their single vineyard offerings have captured more fanfare.

The 02 Syrah is close to the 01 which I enjoyed very much. The color is dark ruby with a shade of violet around the edges. Aromas are wonderful and consist of clove, nutmeg and blackberry. The wine has silky tannins and an unctuous consistency in the mouth. A generous finish with lingering prune flavors the wine is smooth and well balanced.

We enjoyed this bottle with grilled rib eye steaks with cracked pepper which produced an enjoyable pairing.

As with all of Novy wines the production is small so finding this wine might prove difficult. In addition to this label they produce outstanding Pinot Noir under their Siduri ( label.
Color Type Maturity Appellation Country State County Region
ColorRed  TypeTable  MaturityReady  Appellation  CountryUnited States  StateCalifornia  CountySonoma  RegionNorth Coast (CA) 
Date added: February 20, 2005
Superb: 95-100 | Excellent: 90-94 | Very Good: 85-89 | Good: 80-84 | Ordinary: 75-79 | Undrinkable: 50-74