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2004 Carlisle Syrah Dry Creek Valley


  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Dry Creek Valley
Drink between 2006 - 2013 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 75

  • Charlie C Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 17, 2023 - Dark red, fading to the edges. Aromas of blueberry and blackberry. Intense fruit on the palate but not harsh. Blueberries, blackberries, anise. Fine, firm tannins, good acidity and balance. Finishes long and dark-fruited. Develops a jammy character (not a bad thing) with 30 minutes of air. Gets better and better as it sits in the glass. Very nice and in no danger of fading. I'd drink over the next 4 to 5 years.

  • Bob & Sue Atlanta wrote: 95 points

    March 29, 2020 - Initial petrol (?) nose that blows off after a while. Substantial fruit, tasting like a younger wine – would guess 2013. Dark purple color – no hint of aging. This was purchased from the winery at release and stored untouched for 14 years. This is a killer bottle of Dry Creek Syrah that shows many years of life ahead of it. I have never had a off bottle of Carlisle – they seem to age forever. This one is an over achiever and has improved with age. Not a bad choice during quarantine!

  • Matt Scott Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 8, 2017 - Vermouth, smoked beef, wet leather, white pepper and a little blue fruit. Peaking, this will not get any better. A medium-long finish and a lot of depth. More of an initial ripe style that has panned out nicely. Drink now.

  • Steve Fishback wrote: 92 points

    November 22, 2015 - Wine evolved through a simple meal from heavy ripe dark fruit to classic smoke, meat lush Syrah flavors, once again a Carlisle classic, this time with 11 years of maturity.

  • berkeleywinedog wrote: 92 points

    March 11, 2015 - I will echo the "jammy black berries and prunes" and "silky" notes in other reviews. This wine, like others of this style, border on the edge of over-ripeness, but this one is not over the edge. I love this cocktail wine style and Carlisle might be the best at it of all time.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/29/2008 (link) 86 points

    (Carlisle Syrah Dry Creek Valley) Group's #1 (my #5) – 33 pts; 1 1st place vote, 5 2nd place votes, 0 thirds, 0 last places – Same color on all of these wines: opaque, dark purple violet color with cherry edges; tighter, earth, caramel oak and camphor nose; tight, dense black fruit and graphite, with maybe a touch of TCA; medium-plus finish (15.8% alcohol)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Carlisle
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Dry Creek Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (1%)
  • In Cellars 71 (16%)
  • Consumed 380 (84%)

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