REVIEW: Novy Judge Family Grenache 2005

January 12th, 2010 by Jeff

Price: ~ $30.00

Nose:

Toasty nose of black cherry, roasted beef and minty thyme.

Palate:

Full bodied, high acid, moderate tannin.  Bright, intense kick of raspberry, cherry and bitter chocolate but a truly fres and juicy finish.

Synopsis:

My one issue with this wine is the tannins are a bit harsh on the back end.  Other than that, there is plenty of freshness and vitality.  As these tannins soften slighty over the next few years this will become more & more delightful.   You should try and find it now because only about 100 cases were produced.   Grab some and enjoy it all summer long with grilled pork.

I love Adam Lee’s passion and the kind of wines he makes.  His Siduri line consists of his large variety of Pinot Noirs.  All of his other goodies are under the Novy name (his wifes maiden name).  This Grenache is from the Bennet Valley, a cool climate growing area north of Sonoma Mountain.

The Som Rating: 7/10 Scarlett Johansson Heads

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