95% Syrah, 4% Mourvèdre, and 1% Viognier that registers at 15.5% alcohol. Impresses for its inky color, perfumed and lifted bouquet, concentration, depth and range of flavor, complexity, power, saturation, and length. Captivating and multifaceted aromatic and flavor profile with gobs of blackberry compote and melted black licorice along with notions black pepper, violets, meat, olive brine, and iodine. My favorite bottle of Carlisle syrah to date. Highly recommended.
Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of violets, boysenberries and a hint of roasted meat. Flavors of boysenberries, plum and black cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. This wine had a decent amount of sediment so standing and decanting is recommended.
Same as my specific notes from 8/19/2015. My last bottle. Ended up being a good Syrah with a very good QPR. Nothing earth-shattering, but a pleasant drink nonetheless. Papa's Block is consistently the best Syrah Mike Officer produces each vintage.
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