Novelty Hill

Novelty Hill is a small, artisan winery producing limited quantities of elegant, hand-crafted wines from the state's finest vineyards under the direction of acclaimed winemaker Mike Januik. Committed to delivering consistent, high quality wines through careful nurturing from vine to bottle, Novelty Hill is dedicated to innovative clonal selection, sound viticulture practices and traditional winemaking.

Novelty Hill Merlot 2014
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90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "Red plums, currants, spice box and hints of graphite all emerge from the sexy, plump, pleasure bent 2014 Columbia Valley Merlot. Made from 93% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Malbec, it's already hard to resist and is a smokin' value to enjoy over the coming 4-5 years. 

Novelty Hill Merlot 2013
Deliciously expressive with pure dark cherries, mocha and wild blueberry aromas and flavors that linger across a lush, silky finish showcasing the wine's balance and depth." -winery notes

Novelty Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Warm and inviting, with acai berry, blueberry, plum and boysenberry fruit flavors that glide over anise and black tea notes. Not shy on depth or length. Drink now through 2020."-Winery Notes

Novelty Hill Merlot 2013
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91"Polished, focused, multilayered and compelling, with coffeeaccented black cherry and floral flavors, hinting at apricot as the finish persists. Dances deftly. Drink now through 2022."

Novelty Hill Merlot 2005
89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 89 "Ripe and toasty, with a root beer note adding interest to the blackberry and leather flavors, hinting at licorice on the firm finish. Best after 2009. 2,979 cases made."  Robert Parker 88 "The 2005 Merlot is medium ruby-colored with aromas and flavors of red currants and


Novelty Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Bright and generous on a medium-weight frame, currant and blueberry fruit emerging easily against hints of red pepper, with refined tannins, long and inviting. Drink now through 2016. 3,964 cases made."

Novelty Hill Merlot 2004
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Despite chunky tannins , this has a level of elegance that makes the raspberry and smoky chocolate flavors sing sweetly.Lingers nicely on the finish. Drink now through 2012"