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2006 Carlisle Winery Syrah Cardiac Hill (750ml - Full Bottle)

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WS 95
IWC 93
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Vintage 2006
Varietal Syrah
Bottle Size 750
Style Red
Bottle Condition Perfect

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Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
The 2006 Syrah Cardiac Hill comes from a steep, rocky, north-facing vineyard in Bennett Valley. Primordial, tasting more like a two-month old barrel sample than a finished wine, the Cardiac Hills displays notes of crushed rocks, black fruits, tar, Chinese black tea, lavender, and some subtle wood. The wine is massive and broodingly backward.
Wine Spectator
A gentle giant, dense, rich and chewy, with firm, detailed smoke, black currant, black licorice, mineral, graphite and meaty, peppery scents. This is power with finesse, grace and balance. Ends with well-integrated tannins.
Stephen Tanzer's IWC
Opaque purple. Smoky red and dark berry aromas are complemented by classic syrah notes of olive tapenade, minerals and black pepper. Tangy, spice-accented black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors are braced by dusty tannins and pick up an exotic violet note on the back end. Taut, focused and very fresh, finishing with excellent cut and peppery persistence. This is still a baby. This was also fermented with 40% whole clusters, said Officer.
Winery Notes
Winery Notes:
Neon black-purple. Completely opaque. Room-filling aromas of blackberry, violets, crushed rocks, spring flowers, cured meat, and a hint of pepper. Very Cornas! Medium-full bodied and quite smooth on entry, refined tannins build slowly through the lip-smacking finish. A very savory, even meaty, Syrah. This wine offers up considerable complexity already but should be in its sweet spot between 2013 and 2022.

Additional Information

Varietal :
Also known as Shiraz in Australia and South Africa, Syrah makes intense, deep wines with plenty of spice, fruit and alcohol. It thrives in warm climates, and is widely grown in Australia, California, and the Rhone region of France, where it makes Cote Rotie and Hermitage, and forms the backbone of Chateauneuf du Pape. View all our additional Syrah items
Region :
Since the famous Judgement of Paris in 1976 California wines have unquestionably ranked among the best in the world. From the Anderson Valley in the North through Temecula Valley in the South, California vineyards grow dozens of wine grape varietals that produce wines of many different styles. The California wine industry has steadily gained ground since the 1960s (the industry took a major hit following Prohibition), but its roots date back over 200 years. Major grape varietals include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc. View all our items from California