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2000 Carlisle Dry Creek Valley Syrah

ITEM 7953615 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
benfi 1 $25 $25
asgil 1 $25 $25
notyours 1 $25 $25
3 $25
Item Sold Amount Date
I7953615 3 $25 Sep 19, 2021
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RATINGS

92Wine Spectator

Dark, sleek, rich and polished, with layers of mint, blackberry jam, boysenberry and currant. Wonderful focus, intensity, concentration and depth of flavor, finishing with a long, spicy aftertaste and integrated tannins.

PRODUCER

Carlisle

Carlisle Winery is owned by Mike Officer, a former software developer and home winemaker, and his wife Kendall. Based on their success making up to 300 cases of mostly Zinfandels at home, they launched a commercial winery in 1998 in Sonoma County. Jay Maddox, an old friend of the Officers and graduate of the U.C. Davis winemaking program, was brought on as the winemaker. Today the winery is known for its limited production Zinfandels, Syrahs and Petite Sirahs. Grapes are sourced from vineyards in Sonoma County, and more recently, Paso Robles on the Central Coast of California. About 5,000 cases are produced annually. Robert M. Parker Jr. calls Carlisle’s wines “stunningly rich, opulent, intensely flavorful. Loaded with soul and personality…”

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.