Carlisle Winery & Vineyards The Integral Sonoma County Red Blend 2017

$47

Fantastic new Red from Carlisle, one of our favorite small producers!  Very limited - only 300 cases produced. 94+ Points Jeb Dunnuck: "Coming from a single vineyard in the cooler Bennett Valley (although the site is so unique they don’t label this wine as from Bennett Valley), the 2017 The Integral checks in as 62% Syrah and 38% Mourvèdre that had the Syrah mostly destemmed and the Mourvèdre fermented with 100% whole clusters. Deep purple-hued with notes of smoke blue fruits, bloody minerality, charcoal, and graphite, it’s medium to full-bodied, concentrated, backward, and structured. Hide bottles for 4-5 years and it’s going to keep for over a decade." Robert Parker: "...From humble beginnings in 1998, Carlisle continues to go from strength to strength, growing from a solid philosophy of sourcing mainly Zinfandel and Rhône varieties from ancient vineyards in Sonoma and further afield. So, most of the vines used by Mike and Kendall Officer were planted from 1888 to 1934. From 2013, they have their own winery in which to create their magic—the old Robert Mueller winery in Russian River Valley."

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Ratings on Delectable

Jeff Fennel

Hit the spot after 1.5 hour decant

Hit the spot after 1.5 hour decant

9.3

Doug Griffin

Bright, tight, floral, black raspberry and cherry, some chalk.

Bright, tight, floral, black raspberry and cherry, some chalk.

9.2

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