Novelty Hill

Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.842 ratings
8.72 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

8.8

5 merlo 3 Malbec red currant and plum fruit with a touch of fresh earth and sweet tobacco spice along with a pretty floral note a nice bit of tannins and good structure and good freshness and balance. Finish 40+ very good +

5 merlo 3 Malbec red currant and plum fruit with a touch of fresh earth and sweet tobacco spice along with a pretty floral note a nice bit of tannins and good structure and good freshness and balance. Finish 40+ very good +

Aug 15th, 2014
Amy Hiley

2011

2011

May 20th, 2020
Andrew Willingham

Dark purple, almost brown on the eye moving toward white at rim. Medium+ viscosity. Nose sees ripe, cooked/chocolate covered cherries, oak. Palette sees more oak, sweet black cherries. Tannins are very rounded and less harsh than I expected given CabSav single varietal. I haven’t had a Novelty Hill wine in awhile, want to have more- this is solid, consistent, complex enough to enjoy but something you won’t feel too guilty about sharing with guests 😬

Dark purple, almost brown on the eye moving toward white at rim. Medium+ viscosity. Nose sees ripe, cooked/chocolate covered cherries, oak. Palette sees more oak, sweet black cherries. Tannins are very rounded and less harsh than I expected given CabSav single varietal. I haven’t had a Novelty Hill wine in awhile, want to have more- this is solid, consistent, complex enough to enjoy but something you won’t feel too guilty about sharing with guests 😬

Nov 13th, 2017
Zachary Price

A previously reviewed Columbia Valley winery, Novelty Hill leverages winemaker Mike Januik's expertise in crafting this label, (independent of Januik's own winery, which shares a tasting room space with Novelty Hill in Woodinville, WA). The Woodinville area is a compact hub of Washington wine makers, ~30 minutes outside of Seattle (depending on traffic...), that is home to over 130 distinct winery tasting rooms that showcase the potential of the wines sourced from the Pacific Northwest AVAs. The area owes it's existence to the prodigious Chateau Ste. Michelle's decision to lay roots in Woodinville. This bottle was picked up at a Total Wine and paired with a red sauce linguine. Delish! ~$20 | #noveltyhill #columbiavalley #cabernetsauvignon

On the eyes: Deep, opaque, mocha garnet, med stain, med+ tears, no gas/floc.

On the nose: Violets, plum, black cherry, hint of menthol and oak, med alcohol.

On the tongue: med+ tannins, med+ acid, med+ alcohol, full round body. Jammy black plums and cherries, tobacco, slightly herbaceous, ending with a long cigar box finish. Decant!

A previously reviewed Columbia Valley winery, Novelty Hill leverages winemaker Mike Januik's expertise in crafting this label, (independent of Januik's own winery, which shares a tasting room space with Novelty Hill in Woodinville, WA). The Woodinville area is a compact hub of Washington wine makers, ~30 minutes outside of Seattle (depending on traffic...), that is home to over 130 distinct winery tasting rooms that showcase the potential of the wines sourced from the Pacific Northwest AVAs. The area owes it's existence to the prodigious Chateau Ste. Michelle's decision to lay roots in Woodinville. This bottle was picked up at a Total Wine and paired with a red sauce linguine. Delish! ~$20 | #noveltyhill #columbiavalley #cabernetsauvignon

On the eyes: Deep, opaque, mocha garnet, med stain, med+ tears, no gas/floc.

On the nose: Violets, plum, black cherry, hint of menthol and oak, med alcohol.

On the tongue: med+ tannins, med+ acid, med+ alcohol, full round body. Jammy black plums and cherries, tobacco, slightly herbaceous, ending with a long cigar box finish. Decant!

Jul 10th, 2016
Brian Garcia

Excellent...

Excellent...

Jan 4th, 2016
Henry Fuseler

Good. 11/15

Good. 11/15

Nov 9th, 2015
Alice Yang

I like the smoky flavor

I like the smoky flavor

Aug 30th, 2015
Barbara Fiore

Great wine. Great price!

Great wine. Great price!

Jun 8th, 2015
Nikki Weyandt

Coconut oil and dill on nose. Lots of oak on finish.

Coconut oil and dill on nose. Lots of oak on finish.

May 22nd, 2015
James Barlow

Coconut, vanilla, soft, sweet fruit. Red fruit. Touch of vegetal under tones. Too much oak.

Coconut, vanilla, soft, sweet fruit. Red fruit. Touch of vegetal under tones. Too much oak.

May 22nd, 2015