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2013 Carlisle Winery Syrah Sonoma County (750ml - Full Bottle)

2013 Carlisle Winery Syrah Sonoma County (750ml)

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WS 92
WA 90-92
WA 90-92
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Vintage 2013
Varietal Syrah
Bottle Size 750
Style Red
Subregion Sonoma County
Bottle Condition Perfect

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Wine Spectator
Focused and deeply structured, this red glides easily across its blueberry, raspberry, peppered beef and dark Asian spice flavors. The tannins are big but fleshy. Drink now through 2023. 850 cases made.
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
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.
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
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.
Winery Notes
Winery Notes:
Like our Rossi Ranch Grenache, this was another one of the surprises of 2013. Despite the perfect growing season, we felt our Papa’s Block Syrah lacked its typical uniqueness. Rather than being an outstanding Papa’s Block Syrah it was merely an outstanding Syrah, but still worthy of bottling on its own. Was the weather actually too good? Hmmm… Nevertheless, we decided to look at potential blends. Sure enough, we found that by combining Papa’s Block with our Syrah from Steiner Vineyard, a wine much better than each component was produced. We have no idea if this wine will score as well as our ’09 Sonoma County Syrah (which, coincidentally, also had Papa’s Block in it) but we are reminded of it. And given its price, surely one of the greatest wine values you’ll ever find. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Winery Notes
Winery Notes:
Tasting Note: Very dark ruby-purple. With swirling, aromas of blackberry, smoke, game, and cracked black pepper emerge. Surprisingly elegant, the wine flows over the palate with notes of blackberry, boysenberry, and a hint of bitter chocolate. Like most of our 2013s, just tremendous balance. Supple tannins and a gentle grip emerge on the long, focused finish. A wine that drinks at several times above its price point. Enjoy this beauty from late 2015 through 2023. (MRO – 01/21/15).

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