Tasting Note                         

91   2009  Novy   Russian River Valley Zinfandel    12/11/15  ($20)

  15.1% alc
Color: Deep purple garnet. (3.0) Bouquet: Fantastic aromatics of sweet/tart Zinberry (boysenberry, blackberry, black cherry, tart raspberry) with vanilla, briar nuances. Creamy. (3.5) Body: Solid middleweight with excellent fruit and chalky acidity. Tangy, lively mouthfeel. (3.0) Flavor: Still very precise here, but not quite as lush as the bouquet. Shows more tart, chalkiness here. (3.0) Finish: Parallels flavor with interesting briar lingering. (3.0)
Overall: An excellent RRV Zin that most producers would be excited to have as their flagship, single vineyard Zin. Classic RRV fruit that is sweet, tart and precise (nothing over ripe or overblown here). Then I look at the price I paid at the winery - Amazing!!! (15.5)

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