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Date Printed: 11/23/2014
Novelty Hill Syrah 2006
Novelty Hill Syrah 2006
(search item no. 105746)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/23/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 2006 Syrah relies heavily on grapes from our estate vineyard, Stillwater Creek (70%). The soil here is mixed with large pieces of fractured basalt; and visitors often remark on its similarity to the Rhone Valley, perhaps one reason why Syrah from here is so outstanding.
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About Novelty Hill:

Novelty Hill is a small, independent winery crafting limited quantities of elegant wines from Washington State's finest vineyards. Committed to delivering consistent, high quality wines through careful nurturing from vine to bottle, they are dedicated to using innovative clonal selection, sound viticultural practices and gentle, artisan winemaking to produce wines of uncompromising character.