Novy Family Winery is a collaboration between Adam & Dianna (Novy) Lee of Siduri Wines and Dianna’s family from Ennis, Texas. Founded in 1988, Adam & Dianna wanted the challenge of working with varietals other than Pinot Noir and the Novy’s longed to expand their involvement in the wine business according to our Novy wine reviews. Novy Family Wines are produced from grapes sourced (by the acre only, not by the ton) from a broad range of vineyards representing many of California's premier growing regions. Novy Family Wines specializes in producing single vineyard and appellation Syrah, Zinfandel, Viognier, Grenache, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. With only 5,000 cases of Novy wines produced annually, the Novy and Lee families are able to produce wines they themselves enjoy drinking and have full control in all winery and winemaking decisions. To learn more about the wines of Novy be sure to look through our Novy wine ratings below.
Like the label says, this Viognier is sweet, with honey, apricot, orange and vanilla cream flavors, brightened with fine acidity. Give it more concentration, and the score would soar. Still, it’s a very nice dessert wine for the price.
Delicious. Although it’s packed with tropical fruit and vanilla honey flavors, the finish is thoroughly dry, and an undergirding of minerals accentuates the crispness. Only 91 cases produced.
A lovely Syrah, dry, rich and deeply structured. Appeals immediately for currant, mocha, Provençal herb and peppery spice flavors that have an exotic edge of balsam-splashed grilled Portobellos. Best now and through 2009.
This wine clocks in at an impressive 15.2% alcohol. As a result, it has a hot finish, but there’s no denying the lush, ripe flavors of chocolate, red and black currants and cherry jam. Ready to drink.
This extraordinarily rich Syrah swamps the mouth with jammy blackberries, raspberries and cherries. There’s nothing subtle about it. But it’s basically dry and properly balanced with acids and tannins, which gives it needed balance. Drink now and through 2014 to experience the youthful opulence.
Shows plenty of Zinfandel flavors, on steroids, with amazingly ripe, powerful wild red berry, cola, mocha, sweet sandalwood and baking spice flavors, wrapped into smooth, sweet tannins. This lusty Zinfandel is best now with a beautifully grilled steak.
While this Syrah is a bit angular now, it does offer great structure, with a fine architecture of tannin and acid. There are licks of Tabasco and black pepper that make the black and red currant flavors bracing. It becomes more interesting as it warms in the glass.