Carlisle syrah sierramar

Syrah, Sierra Mar Vineyard 2013

Carlisle Winery

Nearly opaque ruby-purple. Blackberry, cassis, violets, and white pepper spill from the glass. As the wine enters the mouth, it quickly envelops the palate with flavors of blackberry, licorice, and spice. Full-bodied, mild, chalky tannins make an appearance in the persistent and energetic finish. Age worthy. We’d recommend waiting until 2016 and then enjoying over the next eight to nine years.

Country:
USA
Region:
Monterey County
Appellation/ava:
Santa Lucia Highlands
Vineyard designation:
Sierra Mar Vineyard
Vintage:
2013
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Syrah
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
90

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Aging:
21% new French oak
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
13.9
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
224

Reviews

  • "90 points. The 2013 Syrah Sierra Mar Vineyard is quite a bit riper and more fruit-driven than the Rosellas. The inclusion of 30% whole clusters helps, but there is a sense of heaviness that is impossible to miss…It will be interesting to see how the 2013 responds to the final phase of aging and then bottling." (vinous)

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