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2006 Carlisle Winery Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Cardiac Hill"

Carlisle 2006 Cardiac Hill Syrah

Winery: Carlisle Winery

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Cardiac Hill"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Bennett Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $43

Cases produced: 211

KWG Score: 95.5 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: September 18, 2009

Wine Review: This pitch black colored Syrah opens with a fragrant ripe blackberry bouquet with a hint of espresso. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, juicy, and initially rather expressive. With some air, it smoothed out nicely, so decanting is suggested. The flavor profile is a ripe blackberry with notes of black pepper and a hint of black currant. The finish is quite dry and its dusty moderate tannins stick with you for some time. This wine is very big and substantial. It should show well for several years. I would cellar it a bit. However, if you can’t wait, pair it with beef brisket and enjoy. Cheers - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Black ruby-purple. Glass-staining. A perfumed nose of blackberry, game, and spring flowers lead to flavors of crushed rock, tar, pepper, and black fruits. Cornas on steroids! The richness and extract completely cloak the considerable tannins and acidity. A very special Syrah that should age extremely well. Drink 2010 through 2020. - MRO

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