Novy Santa Lucia Highlands Syrah 2005

Syrah/Shiraz from Central Coast, California

Item No. 94318
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • WE95

Winemaker's Notes

"Dark and racy, with a Northern Rhône-style aroma of black pepper, cedar and black currants, but there's nothing Rhône-like about the flavor. It's distinctly California, with soft, sweetly ripe tannins bursting with blackberry jam, black currants, anise, vanilla and sweet oak flavors. The wine is fully dry. Absolutely first-rate Syrah." — S.H.

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Adam Lee, Dianna Novy Lee and the Novy Family from Ennis, Texas, founded Novy Family winery in 1998. The winery handcrafts over 4000 cases of wine from vineyards ranging from Oregon's Willamette Valley down to the Santa Lucia Highlands in Monterey County, including Napa, the Dry Creek Vally and the Russian River Valley AVAs. The Novy Family produces rich, character-filled wines...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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