2010 Carlisle Syrah Papa's Block

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Thursday, February 14, 2013 - I brought this to dinner with my valentine this evening. I didn't air it out before dinner so I just had it opened and enjoyed about a 1/3rd of the bottle over dinner. Getting home, figured I'd sample a quick bit more while I have the chance to really taste it. Mixed aromatic of smoke, garrigue and flowers (which was more prominent when the bottle was first opened). Palate exhibits lots of dark, smooth fruit, cooked meat/jerkey ala say a Rosella's/Garys' note, finishing with tar, bitter chocolate (light note of it) and licorice. There is a fair amount of acid in the finish but I see this as more of an early drinker, say now through 2015. As a final note, there seems to be a reflection of whole cluster in here, through the garrigue and an olive note, which I enjoy.

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