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2008 Carlisle Winery Syrah Pelkan Ranch (750ml - Full Bottle)

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Vintage 2008
Varietal Syrah
Bottle Size 750
Style Red
Subregion Sonoma County
Bottle Condition Perfect

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Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
The two single vineyard Syrahs are both 100% Syrah, and see slightly more new oak. The 2008 Syrah Pelkan Ranch (just under 200 cases produced) spent time in 50% new French cooperage, and, like its siblings, was bottled unfined and unfiltered. It possesses great intensity, a dense purple color, notes of camphor, blueberries, blackberries, spring flowers, and damp earth, purity, superb richness, and a long finish.
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Another gorgeous effort is the 2008 Syrah Pelkan Ranch, a 100% Syrah aged in 60% new French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Sweet licorice, blackberry and charcoal notes are followed by a wine with great intensity, sweet silky tannins and an unctuously textured, opulent mouthfeel.
Winery Notes
Winery Notes:
Dark garnet-ruby. Deep, concentrated aromas of blackberry, creosote, smoked game, and vanilla bean. Full-bodied but very harmonious, with suave tannins persisting through the long berry-laden finish. The new oak percentage is high for us but by using barrels that contribute texture and little in the way of flavor and aroma, the wood is already perfectly integrated. While enjoyable now, especially if decanted, this wine should be at its peak between 2013 and 2021.

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
Sub-Region :
Sonoma County
More than twice the size of neighboring Napa, Sonoma County overflows with wineries and grape varieties. Within this appellation’s one million total acres--which include the Sonoma coast, mountains, valley, and Northern Sonoma--over 190 wineries make their home. Nearly every grape variety grown in California can be found in Sonoma County. Diverse climate, soils and geography make this AVA a patchwork of sub regions, including Dry Creek Valley, Chalk Hill, Russian River Valley and Los Carneros. View all our items from Sonoma County
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