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Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Carlisle Syrah Russian River Valley Papa's Block 2007
Carlisle Syrah Russian River Valley Papa's Block 2007
(search item no. 101992)
boutique wine

Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $42.99

Winemaker's Notes:

#17 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009

An opaque black-purple core leads to a deep ruby rim. Head-turning aromas of mulberry, black olive, licorice, and violets titillate the senses. On the palate, full-bodied but smooth as silk. Nary a rough edge to be found. Enjoy this hedonistic wine (and raise a glass to Papa!) from release through 2014.

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About Carlisle:

We are a small Sonoma County winery specializing in the production of old-vine, vineyard designated zinfandels and red Rhone varieties (syrah, grenache, mourvèdre, and petite sirah). While we like our wines to be bold, rich, and intensely flavored, each reflecting a sense of place, its origins in the vineyard, we also strive to create wines of balance, complexity, and perhaps most importantly, pleasure.