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WTN: Two New Carlisle Syrahs....(short/boring)

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WTN: Two New Carlisle Syrahs....(short/boring)

by TomHill » Wed Jan 24, 2024 2:31 pm

We tasted last week at Pig+Fig some New Carlisle Syrahs:
1. Carlisle Syrah Rosella'sVnyd/SantaLuciaHighlands/MontereyCnty (14.3%; 365 cs) 2021: Very dark color; strong blackberry/c-c peppery/Syrah/slight herbal bit earthy/dusty light toasty/oak quite attractive nose; lightly tart strong blackberry/Syrah/very spicy bit herbal/c-c Syrah peppery light oak fairly rich/lush flavor w/ modest chewey tannins; very long/lingering slight peppery/herbal finish that mimics flavor; needs 2-5 yrs yet; quite a lovely Syrah. $40.00
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2. Carlisle Syrah JamesBerryVnyd/WillowCreekDist/PasoRobles (15.1%; 135 cs) 2021: Very dark color; strong plummy/blackberry/ripe/boysenberry bit jammy/ripe light toasty/oak slight licorice nose; soft rich/ripe/lush strong blackberry/boysenberry/Syrah/plummy/licorice bit jammy light oak flavor w/ modest ripe/soft tannins; very long soft/plummy finish that mimics flavor; a bit on the soft & ripe side but quite a good Syrah. $54.00
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More vickleberk from TheBloodyPulpit:
1. I like the Syrahs Mike makes quite a lot. The JamesBerry is generally the one I like the least and always the most expensive. Of these two, I far preferred the Rosella's as being more spicy & interesting.
Tom

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