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Community Tasting Notes (18) Avg Score: 91.2 points

  • Oh yeah. A wow wine. There was just a touch of grapefruit freshness at the end of the palate that brought it all together. Rich purple color with magenta rim. Bright and juicy, totally hit the spot. We had this with a brick of dark chocolate and that was fun. Second half enjoyed a night later and it was good but not the same punch as the first part enjoyed on pop & pour. I often let my Carlisle syrahs lie for some years but opened this on whim. Glad I did, it was so approachable and delicious. Huge QPR!

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  • I paid what? $23 on release? No way. This tasted more like a wine double the cost. Soft and velvety. Really smooth. Very dark color. A pleasure to drink and pop 'n pour, and over the next couple of hours. QPR champ of the year. Drank this with BestJetsFan at a game 1 World Series gathering.

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  • Deep purple colored with aromas of purple fruits and white flowers.

    A plush wine that offers a copious amount of purple fruit but that is nicely balanced by the acidity. With more time open, the fruit is more blackberry and some charcoal notes peek out. There's a nice savory quality to the wine and the 15.0% abc is not noticeable, nor do I get any notes of oak. Tannins are resolved and the wine is drinking incredibly easy. A bigger wine but not a bruiser, seems to be entering its prime drinking window. Very nice.

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  • 15.0% alcohol. Fuller bodied, concentrated, plush, ripe, and smooth with the tannins seemingly largely resolved. Offers up a profile of purple/black fruits, white pepper, violets, and an earthy/meaty suggestion. To me, a bit more complex and interesting aromatically than on the palate.

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  • Full bodied rich syrah. Loads of ripe red fruits, plum , violets , eucalyptus , mild leather. Great value. Love carlisle wines.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Exploring California's Central Coast (Aug 2011), (See more on Vinous...)

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

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