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Community Tasting Notes (10) Avg Score: 93.8 points

  • Huge, delicious, chewy blueberry/blackberry fruit with earthy flavors, excellent structure, long finish, tannins have softened, much prefer this non-port-like style compared to Turley Petite Syrahs

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  • Deep red-purple color, almost magenta. Dark fruits and notes of anise, camphor, mocha? Mild but rustic tannins. Just a bit austere on the finish. Not a super big wine. Drinking well with some air but still very youthful and fresh. Should hold together for quite some time.

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  • Licorice and Dark Fruit on the nose, great balance with terrific freshness! This is a bit better than last time and it should get better with a few years, but very drinkable now with a couple hours decant.

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  • Delicious boysenberry fruit bomb with dark maple, chocolate fudge, and black currant, with bits of bay leaf, parsley and anise adding lift. Long finish. Spectacular wine, thick but plenty juicy. Decanted through an aerator and tasted over 2 hours. Right now the tannins are overwhelmed by waves of fruit. The acidity will not last forever so the winery drinking window looks about right (through 2025) but this will be hard to wait on given how sexy this brash youngster is now. Update: on day 2 the tannins cinched up somewhat and it was relatively off - kilter (keep in mind it got a ton of decant time before spending 20 hours under cork).

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  • Deep rich, balanced blueberry fruit, massive structure, alcohol totally integrated in. Great wine, I am happy I still have two bottles left.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Carlisle Winery Petite Sirah Palisades Vineyard Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

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