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Carlisle Syrah Russian River Valley 2007

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This is a heady glass of Syrah bursting with herbed green olive and soil tinged notes of ripe blackberry and boysenberry fruit,. There’s a streak of powdered cocoa on the nose and some deeply embedded licorice but the main theme is purely ripe fruit. Open and slightly less dense on the palate than the nose might imply. This is young but really fresh with crisp tannins and enough acid to keep it flowing across the palate. It picks up some vanilla on the back end but the fruit melds seamlessly with the oak and evolves into a slightly meaty, toasty, black pepper tinged finale with a touch of mineral tension that adds length and freshness and super fine tannins.. This screams out for a grilled steak, not too fat, not to intense. 90pts

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Editorial Reviews for Carlisle Syrah Russian River Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.00 5
10/30/2009

This is a heady glass of Syrah bursting with herbed green olive and soil tinged notes of ripe blackberry and boysenberry fruit,. There’s a streak of powdered cocoa on the nose and some deeply embedded licorice but the main theme is purely ripe fruit. Open and slightly less dense on the palate than the nose might imply. This is young but really fresh with crisp tannins and enough acid to keep it flowing across the palate. It picks up some vanilla on the back end but the fruit melds seamlessly with the oak and evolves into a slightly meaty, toasty, black pepper tinged finale with a touch of mineral tension that adds length and freshness and super fine tannins.. This screams out for a grilled steak, not too fat, not to intense. 90pts


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4.00 5
10/30/2009

Red raspberries and cherries on the nose. A good, well integrated wine, nice fresh acidity, chocolate and some good oak.


Snooth User: Philip James
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3.50 5
10/30/2009

Slightly leathery on the nose with a sweet cherry and white pepper flavor. Musty with earthy, leathery flavors that mix with blackberry and raspberry. Good grip throughout, leading to a powerful finish.




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