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2017 Carlisle Papa's Block Syrah

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June 18, 2023 - $38



94Wine Spectator

...evocative wild berry, smoked game and cracked pepper flavors that build tension and intensity toward well-buffed tannins.

92-95Vinous / IWC

Blackberry jam, lavender, spice, menthol and game infuse the 2017 with tremendous character... Inky and deep, yet also quite nuanced...

91The Wine Advocate

...features notes of green olive, peppercorn, fried sage, rosemary and cured meats with dried lilac, warm blackcurrant and black cherries. Full-bodied, it's mineral-driven in the mouth with a sanguine character, very firm chewy tannins and just enough freshness to carry the finish.


United States, California, Sonoma, Russian River Valley

Russian River Valley AVA is named for the river that meanders from Mendocino County in the north until it finally runs into the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco. The AVA is cool thanks to its proximity to the northern California coast and the river, and grape growers must learn to deal with regular fog. Nevertheless in recent decades the AVA has become one of the best in the state, meaning that its wines often earn excellent reviews and have considerable cachet. The AVA status was awarded in 1983 and today the appellation has 15,000 vineyard acres. Chardonnay is the most widely planted grape though Pinot Noir has also been very successful in recent decades. Russian River Valley Pinot Noir are known for being rich, lush and filled with concentrated fruit and berry flavors. Russian River Pinot Noirs are today considered some of the best domestic Pinot Noirs.


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.