Wednesday, August 31, 2005
2004 Novy "Four Mile Creek" Red (California)
This is a VERY distinctive wine. Very light color, but a striking and vibrant nose of sappy cherries, plum juice, watermelons, and cinnamon. Fruity but firm, with youthful angularity in the mouth, finishing with lots of fruit and a prickle of unresolved CO2 in the back of the tongue. There's got to be fair amounts of both Pinot Noir and Grenache in this puppy, what, with the light color coupled with this kind of fruit. Good now, and will certainly get better in the next few months as it softens, settles down, and stops acting like a kid. 87+. $9 @ Spec's on Westheimer.