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Syrah, Papa's Block 2015

Carlisle Winery

Opaque Verging on opaque ruby-purple. With swirling, notes of blackberry, cassis, hoisin, and milk chocolate emerge from the glass. Very precise on the palate, the wine enters full and rich, offering flavors of blackberry, cherry liqueur, and savory herbs (no doubt from the use of whole cluster). Despite the intensity, the wine closes with plenty of verve and freshness, punctuated by silky tannins in the long finish. Age-worthy. Drink 2020 through 2032.

Country:
USA
Region:
Sonoma County
Appellation/ava:
Russian River Valley
Vintage:
2015
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Syrah
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
91

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Aging:
29% new French oak
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
15
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
422

Reviews

  • "90-92 points. The 2015 Syrah Papa’s Block is 100% Syrah and finished at 15.3% natural alcohol. This soft, juicy wine has velvety tannins, oodles of blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, as well as a touch of road tar and pepper. It is heady, rich, and is aged in 25% new French oak before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Anticipated maturity: now-2025." (Robert Parker)

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