Carlisle Winery & Vineyards Papa's Block Russian River Valley Syrah 2016

$45

Fantastic new Syrah release from Carlisle, one of our favorite small producers!  Very limited - only 300 cases produced. 94 Points Robert Parker: " Made up of 100% Syrah, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Syrah Papa's Block comes bounding out of the glass with gregarious crushed blackcurrants and black plums with touches of dried herbs, black pepper, aniseed and tilled soil plus a waft of underbrush. Full-bodied with a firm backbone of grainy tannins and a lively line supporting the generous fruit, it has a very long, savory finish. 561 cases produced...a great success story, Mike Officer’s Carlisle Winery continues to not only protect heritage old-vine sites in Northern California, but to also turn out a bevy of realistically priced, delicious, consumer-friendly wines, primarily from Zinfandel, although Officer can also turn a trick or two with Grenache, Petite Sirah and Syrah." 93 Points Wine Spectator: "Broad-shouldered and potent, with a complex core supported by bold blackberry and currant flavors, accented by smoky beef, licorice, pepper and tar notes. Finishes with big but resolved tannins. Best from 2020 through 2026."

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WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.