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Red
12/1/2020 - mdaniel wrote:
87 points
Easy to drink, but not nearly as multidimensional as most Carlisle wines.
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Red
4/12/2020 - mdaniel wrote:
flawed
Corked / Vinegar. One bottle left to try.
Red
1/5/2019 - mdaniel wrote:
93 points
Great nose of red berries and baking spices, which matched the palate. Long finish of spice (no heat) that goes 60+ seconds as a”zing” on the front of the tongue. Very smooth as well. Wonderful!
Red
7/7/2018 - mdaniel wrote:
91 points
Loads of red berries at the start and transitioning to baking spices on the heartless finish.
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Red
1/1/2018 - mdaniel wrote:
92 points
This was much better than the 2007 Carlisle Petite Sirah that we had a week ago. Unlike the last bottle, this had the typical Carlisle smoothness from start to finish.
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Red
12/15/2017 - mdaniel wrote:
91 points
Pop & pour: This wine has mellowed out with time and is less multidimensional than I recall. Very smooth and easy to drink though. Smokey initially, but not as spicy/peppery as this designation usually is.
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Red
5/6/2017 - mdaniel wrote:
88 points
Drinking in honor of Derby Day 2017!
Red
12/21/2016 - mdaniel wrote:
92 points
Spicey fruit bomb with smooth balance. Yum!
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Red
12/19/2016 - mdaniel wrote:
90 points
Drinking wonderfully right now.
Red
12/18/2016 - mdaniel wrote:
89 points
The Carignane grapes is usually used as a small additive to blends, but this wine features this grape instead. Light nose and a palate of tart cherries, herbal notes, spices, and good acidity that paired wonderfully with Guinness Shepherds Pie. As always, wonderfully balanced with no heat on the finish...the hallmark of Carlisle wines.
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Red
12/18/2016 - mdaniel wrote:
flawed
Tried both of the two bottles I purchased through the winery and both had brett all over them. Disappointed that neither was good to go to pair with my wife's Guinness Shepherds Pie.
Red
10/14/2016 - mdaniel wrote:
91 points
Beautiful wine!
Red
10/12/2016 - mdaniel wrote:
92 points
Pop & pour: red berries on the nose. Color is a clear garnet showing some maturity. On the palate, red berries with loads of baking spices, and toast oak. Quite complex for a blend and not a SVD.
Red
9/10/2016 - mdaniel wrote:
92 points
Paired wonderfully with Guinness marinaded filet mignon and baked potatoes on the 9/11 eve.
Red
5/8/2016 - mdaniel wrote:
93 points
Very lovely pinot with loads of red berries and lingering baking spices.
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Red
2009 Carlisle Three Birds Sonoma County Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
3/17/2016 - mdaniel wrote:
92 points
Wonderfully balanced and elegant wine comprising red and black berries with no perceptible heat on the finish. Mike Officer hit a home run with this wine and it's drinking wonderfully now, but by no means on the downward slide. Better than two years ago.
Red
1/17/2016 - mdaniel wrote:
91 points
Smooth and elegant red berries on the palate.
Red
1/17/2016 - mdaniel wrote:
87 points
Paired with six cheese baked ziti.
Red
1/1/2016 - mdaniel wrote:
93 points
Great first bottle of 2016! This is drinking very well right now.
Red
12/31/2015 - mdaniel wrote:
90 points
Fruit has started to decline, but a very smooth wine with our NYE Guinness filet mignons.
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Red
10/3/2015 - mdaniel wrote:
89 points
Received this as a gift from Jay and it has a pleasant raspberry nose with red berries and spices on the palate. No heat on the finish, but the spiciest lingers a good while.
Red
3/15/2015 - mdaniel wrote:
94 points
Pop & pour: This has softened a bit since we last had four years ago, but it still a beautiful wine in a less in your face style.
Red
1/17/2015 - mdaniel wrote:
91 points
Wonderfully elegant with zippy acidity and balance with no heat on the finish. Smooth red berries and baking spices on the palate. Too much smoke from the grill to give a good description of the nose.
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Red
1/17/2015 - mdaniel wrote:
89 points
A little greener than most Carlisle syrahs, but still the typical Carlisle balance. From the screw cap bottling.
Red
12/26/2014 - mdaniel wrote:
90 points
I've yet to have a wine from Keefer Ranch that I've not enjoyed and this Sandler continues the trend. I love the delicate red berries that show from KR. Always a feminine wine from this vineyard.
Red
10/11/2014 - mdaniel wrote:
91 points
Pop n Pour: Mike Officer can't make a bad wine. This is a wonderfully balanced Zin with a long finish that is peppery, but not too much so. An absolute pleasure to drink.
Red
10/10/2014 - mdaniel wrote:
89 points
Vinturi'd: Similar notes to previous bottles and a great start to a birthday weekend.
Red
7/6/2014 - mdaniel wrote:
90 points
Vinturi'd: A mellow nose of flowers and red berries that doesn't jump out of the glass. On the palate, nothing overly complex but it screams strawberries and other red berries with hints of baking spices on the finish. No heat on the finish.
Red
7/5/2014 - mdaniel wrote:
91 points
Another delicious wine from Carlisle.
Red
2/7/2014 - mdaniel wrote:
90 points
Vinturi'd: Lovely nose of fresh red berries and baking spices which are reflected on the elegant palate as well. Great surprise bottle That was "lost" in the cellar. Perfect choice to watch Team USA during tonight's opening ceremony.
Red
1/7/2014 - mdaniel wrote:
88 points
Nice easy daily drinker, but with a little heat on the finish. The H3 Merlot is better than this blend.
Red
2009 Carlisle Three Birds Sonoma County Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
1/1/2014 - mdaniel wrote:
91 points
Ng
Red
9/20/2013 - mdaniel wrote:
89 points
Vinturi'd: Typical nose os strawberries, raspberries, and baking spices I associate with the SRH. On the palate, very ripe red berries, with a little heat on the initial finish that also has some zing. Nice pinot for $15.
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Red
7/12/2013 - mdaniel wrote:
93 points
Vinturi'd: Nose is loaded with red berries and a touch of vanilla. On the palate, beautifully balanced / smooth red berries with a touch of baking spices and soft tannins. Wonderfully elegant and the best bottle from Kutch that I've ever had. This makes me reconsider not purchasing this year. I'll have to try a 2010 prior to the next release this month.
Red
6/1/2013 - mdaniel wrote:
91 points
Too bad this was my last bottle.
White
5/12/2013 - mdaniel wrote:
91 points
Similar note as before...delicious!
Red
4/20/2013 - mdaniel wrote:
88 points
Vinturi'd: Nose of plum, raspberry, and vanilla. On the palate, kind of jammy fruit with vanilla, very smooth, balanced, with sweet and silky tannins. No heat on the finish.
Red
4/19/2013 - mdaniel wrote:
89 points
Pop & pour: Nice nose of strawberries, cherries with hints of cranberry some pine(?). On the palate, lively red fruit with baking spices and some zing from the acidity. No heat on the lingering spicy finish.
Red
2007 Carlisle Two Acres Russian River Valley Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
3/10/2013 - mdaniel wrote:
93 points
Vinturi'd into decanter one hour prior to dinner. This paired perfectly with Guiness enhanced cottage pie. The nose filled the room with an explosion of red berries. On the palate, quite fruity with the amazing balance I've come to expect from Carlisle. Just a wonderful wine I wish I had more of. I can see this being a wonderful companion to beef stew as well.
Red
2/22/2013 - mdaniel wrote:
91 points
My first Kutch from McDougall Ranch. Pop & pour: Nose of red berries and baking spices. On the palate, the red berries dominate the entry and then quickly transition to spices and a little smokiness on the finish. Nicely balanced with minimal, if any, heat on the finish.
Red
2/9/2013 - mdaniel wrote:
84 points
Pop n Pour: This wine is just too acidic, jammy, and disjointed for my tastes. The second night has usually been better, but not by much.
Red
2/2/2013 - mdaniel wrote:
84 points
Vinturi'd: Tasty, but seems disjointed and jammy with a good dose of acidity.
Red
1/31/2013 - mdaniel wrote:
93 points
Pop 'n Pour: very dark garnet in color with a nose that explodes with black fruits and a hint of vanilla. On the palate, wonderfully balance wine as usual from Mike Officer with no heat on the lingering finish. This just exudes red and black fruits. Yummy!
Red
1/17/2013 - mdaniel wrote:
91 points
Pop & pour to celebrate Lisa's 40th: loads of minerals and red berries on the nose. On the palate, loads of elegant tart red berries with a nice amount of acidity. The finish consists of lingering baking spices. Wonderful!
Red
1/4/2013 - mdaniel wrote:
91 points
Pop & pour: Nose of red berries, and with a palate consisting of red berries and more funk / baking spices than 11 months ago. This was my last bottle :(
White
12/31/2012 - mdaniel wrote:
91 points
Pop & pour: Tropical fruits on the nose with some lemon, oak, and apple flavors. This is wonderfully balanced and paired well with pork tenderloin and roasted rosemary potatoes. My first white from Catlisle and I wish I had more than one bottle left.
Red
12/30/2012 - mdaniel wrote:
92 points
Pop & Pour: Very dark in color, in fact the bottom of the cork was almost jet black. Similar note as from two years ago, but the wine has integrated really well and is a complete pleasure to drink. This will pair wonderfully with most red meats.
Red
11/22/2012 - mdaniel wrote:
Vinturi'd: nose of red berries and loads of spices. On the palate, the red berries completely dominate with just a hint of spice on the finish. No heat on the finish of this balanced wine.
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