About the Wine
Novy Winery was founded by Adam Lee and his wife Dianna Novy. Adam Lee is a legend in the world of wine, he is recognized as one of the best winemakers in California. Adam fell in love with the industry when he was working at Austin Wine & Spirits as a wine buyer. After much knowledge gained and having tasted many of the best wines in the world, Adam decided to establish Siduri Wines in 1994, where he produced the first Pinot Noir from the Rose Vineyard in Anderson Valley. Siduri is a winery that has gained cult status due to the high-quality, premium, award-winning wines that this estate has been producing for almost 30 years.
Founded in 1998 in Sonoma, Novy is arguably the fun little brother of Siduri Winery. While Siduri is recognized worldwide for producing some of the best and most serious Pinot Noirs in the world; instead, at Novy Winery, Adam and Dianna play with different grape varieties like Syrah and Zinfandel, to produce fun, vibrant and unique wines. “Novy,” (which translates from Czechoslovakian as new) in addition to being Dianna's family name, is the mantra of this winery: “Producing rare and new wines from new vineyards.”
Since its inception, Novy's wines have been recognized by some of the best wine critics in the world. Wine Spectator has featured them among the “Top 100 wines of the year” on different occasions.
Today, Novy focuses on producing wines inspired by Zinfandels and Rhone, including expressions from individual vineyards from some of Sonoma's most renowned sites. The wines are produced with minimal intervention, without filtering or clarifying; this to achieve the maximum expression of the terroir.
2016 was an outstanding year for the Russian River Valley. Wine Spectator blessed this year with a 95-point review, stating that the wines are "showing polish and plush textures."
2016 Novy Family Winery Carlisle Vineyard Zinfandel Russian River Valley comes from Carlisle Vineyard, a vineyard that specializes in the production of old-vine, vineyard-designated Zinfandels and red Rhône varieties.
This 100% Zinfandel it's an outstanding wine and is the perfect wine for foodies. Pair it with BBQ, turkey, beef stew, or a grilled burger. The best way to enjoy this wine is at a slightly chilled temperature.
Tasting Notes: 100% Zinfandel.
See Critical Reviews for detailed tasting notes.
The 2016 Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard is fabulous. Rich, dense and explosive, with tremendous fruit density, the Carlisle is absolutely gorgeous. A rush of ripe cherry, pomegranate, blood orange, mint, and hard candy all race out of the glass in a racy, flamboyant Zinfandel loaded with personality. The field blend at Carlisle yields a wine with tremendous aromatic intensity and exotic beauty. ~94 Vinous Media
Jammy but well-built, with floral blueberry and cracked pepper aromas and zesty blackberry and smoky-sweet anise flavors that finish with polished tannins. Drink now through 2024. ~92 Wine Spectator
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