Bright purple in color. 15.0% ABV. 100% Syrah from the Santa Lucia Highlands. Powerful nose of black fruits, smoke and flowers. Super fresh with fabulous acidity. Iron, game, blood, violets and white pepper on the palate. Great finish. More Northern Rhone like than I would typically expect from Carlisle. Drink over the next 3-5 years.
A terrific syrah that is drinking great now even with a pop and pour. I love syrahs Santa Lucia Highlands vineyards and this is no exception. This wine has the classic white pepper element that makes it so enjoyable. The only thing I don't like about this wine is the fact that only 129 cases of it were made and that I could only get two bottles of it. Although drinking well now I think it can last at least another 10 years.
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