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Novelty Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
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Ripe black fruit and warm vanilla aromas echo across the palate. With loads of dense currant and deep black cherry harmoniously wrapped around a rich, supple core, the finish is long and elegant.

Vintage: The Columbia Valley enjoyed another excellent harvest in 2001 on the heels of three strong vintages preceding it. Warm summer temperatures were accompanied by dry conditions that persisted through harvest. Ideal ripening conditions produced grapes with loads of rich fruit character, while... View More

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Novelty Hill

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Novelty Hill, , Washington
Novelty Hill
Novelty Hill is a small, independent winery crafting limited quantities of elegant wines from Washington State's finest vineyards. Committed to delivering consistent, high quality wines through careful nurturing from vine to bottle, they are dedicated to using innovative clonal selection, sound viticultural practices and gentle, artisan winemaking to produce wines of uncompromising character.

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Responsible for the vast majority of American wine production, if California were a country, it would be the world’s fourth largest wine-producing nation. The state’s diverse terrain and microclimates allow for an incredibly wide-ranging selection of wine styles, and unlike tradition-bound Europe, experimentation is more than welcome here. Wineries range from boutique to massive corporations, and price and quality are equally varied—plenty of inexpensive bulk wine is made in the Central Coast area, while Napa is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious and expensive “cult” wines.

Just about every style of wine you can imagine is made in California, from bone dry to unctuously sweet, still to sparkling, light and fresh to rich and full-bodied. Each AVA and sub-AVA has its own distinct personality. In the Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and other Bordeaux varieties dominate, as well as Sauvignon Blanc. Sonoma County is best known for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Zinfandel. The Central Coast has carved out a niche with Rhône blends based on Grenache and Syrah, while Mendocino has found success with Alsatian varieties such as Riesling and Gewürztraminer. With all the diversity that California has to offer, it is certain that any wine lover will find something to get excited about.