Carlisle Winery & Vineyards Papa's Block Russian River Valley Syrah 2014

$44.99

Fantastic new Syrah release from Carlisle, one of our favorite small producers!  Very limited - only 300 cases produced.94 Points Robert Parker:  "The Syrah Papa's Block wraps around the palate with plums, black cherries, spices, mint, tobacco and sweet wild herbs. There is plenty of varietal character in the glass. I especially admire the interplay of minerality and fruit in this beautifully balanced Syrah. The Papa's Block was made with 33% whole clusters. It saw 20 days on the skins and was aged in French oak barrels, 26% new. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2021. This is a fabulous set of wines from Mike Officer and Carlisle. Best of all, the wines remain very reasonably priced considering the quality and passion that goes into the bottle. Along with Morgan Twain-Peterson of Bedrock, Mike Officer is focused on seeking out the finest old-vine sites in California, which have either been neglected over the years, or are being bought by large-scale wineries who have little interest in discovering the quirks of these very old vineyards, most of which are planted with field blends that truly harken back to another era."

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Ratings on Delectable

Doug Griffin

Good fruit, blackberry, campfire, some acid. Delicious but a little flat for what I expect from papa

Good fruit, blackberry, campfire, some acid. Delicious but a little flat for what I expect from papa

9.1

Tony Simonetta

Home: famous vineyard does not disappoint. Mouthwatering Acidity offset by silky tannins. Jenny gets licorice. TS92

Home: famous vineyard does not disappoint. Mouthwatering Acidity offset by silky tannins. Jenny gets licorice. TS92

9.2

Dorit Handrus

Maybe get more of this?

Maybe get more of this?

8.7

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