Tasting Note                         

92   2008  Novy  Rosella's Vineyard Syrah (Santa Lucia Highlands)   4/9/17  ($40)

   14.2% alc
Color: Deep ruby garnet. (3.5) Bouquet: Concentrated blackberry jam and coffee beans propelled by lively acidity. (3.5) Body: Light heavyweight with excellent fruit and acidity. Coats the mouth nicely. (3.0) Flavor: Parallels bouquet, but not quite as expressive. Still rich. (3.0) Finish: Again, simpler than the bouquet, but still long and tasty. (3.0)
Overall: Excellent Rosella's with distinctive blackberry jam fruit and coffee bean nuances. Initially the jammy fruit was a little heavy, but acidity balanced it out with extended air. Should get even better with 2-3 more years bottle age. (16)

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