Carlisle Winery & Vineyards Sonoma County Syrah 2013

$29.99

Fantastic new Syrah release from Carlisle, one of our favorite small producers!  Very limited - only 300 cases produced.The 2013 Syrah is a blend of the Papa’s Block and the Steiner Vineyard Syrahs that had been bottled singularly in the past. Deep and rich, with an opaque purple color, it offers up notes of pen ink, blackberries, roasted meats and lard. This big, rich, chunky, succulent Syrah (870 cases produced) should drink nicely for a decade or more.92 Points Robert Parker: "The 2013 Syrah is a blend of the Papa’s Block and the Steiner Vineyard Syrahs that had been bottled singularly in the past. Deep and rich, with an opaque purple color, it offers up notes of pen ink, blackberries, roasted meats and lard. This big, rich, chunky, succulent Syrah (870 cases produced) should drink nicely for a decade or more.....One of the great success stories in Northern California is the genesis of Carlisle Winery, whose owner, Mike Officer, began as a wine hobbiest / software developer and grew into a full-time wine producer who has done more to save head-pruned, old-vine Zinfandel vineyards than anyone else in the United States. He built his reputation on full-flavored red wines and continues to fine-tune these beauties, often field blends of what are generically referred to as “mixed blacks” planted primarily by Italian immigrants prior to Prohibition. 

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Ratings on Delectable

Chris MacLean Delectable Pro

Fun to taste right after the Jamet Syrah. Sweet, oaky and brawny, but persistent, complex and well-made.

Fun to taste right after the Jamet Syrah. Sweet, oaky and brawny, but persistent, complex and well-made.

8.9

Reid Kinnett Delectable Pro

Big boy, fairly woody, very dry

Big boy, fairly woody, very dry

8.1

Patrick Derdeyn Delectable Pro

Still a baby. A tasty tasty baby.

Still a baby. A tasty tasty baby.

9.0

Jennifer Reichardt Delectable Pro

Tasting group: Syrah. Jam, candy, blackberry crumble

Tasting group: Syrah. Jam, candy, blackberry crumble

Kirk F

Office party, unsure of wines so snuck in a stash. Even from a small plastic cup

Office party, unsure of wines so snuck in a stash. Even from a small plastic cup

9.2

Kirk F

This is an incredible value. Sad I only get 3 a year!

This is an incredible value. Sad I only get 3 a year!

9.3

Aaron Rankin

Beer me some Coalfire pizza

Beer me some Coalfire pizza

9.1

Anthony Trumbo

Wonderful value on this Syrah. Deep, dark flavors of red and blue fruit with enough acidity to give some texture. At this early stage, decant at least 30 minutes to remove some rough edges on the finish.

Wonderful value on this Syrah. Deep, dark flavors of red and blue fruit with enough acidity to give some texture. At this early stage, decant at least 30 minutes to remove some rough edges on the finish.

9.1

David

I just discovered Carlisle about four years ago and it really has become a go-to winery for me. They manage to turn out uniformly good syrahs and zins. This was a powerful Syrah with a nice finish.

I just discovered Carlisle about four years ago and it really has become a go-to winery for me. They manage to turn out uniformly good syrahs and zins. This was a powerful Syrah with a nice finish.

9.2

Tyler Zimmer

Blueberry, balanced acidty, some oak, spice, slightly "meaty". Really nice Sonoma Syrah

Blueberry, balanced acidty, some oak, spice, slightly "meaty". Really nice Sonoma Syrah

9.0

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