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2016 Carlisle Rosella's Vineyard Syrah

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific


95Jeb Dunnuck

...beautiful perfume of black raspberries, crushed flowers, vanilla bean, and spice. Ethereally textured, full-bodied, seamless, and layered, it has ripe, polished tannin and a great finish.

94+ The Wine Advocate

...pronounced nose of crushed black cherries, blackberries and cassis with touches of licorice, bacon fat, tapenade and garrigue. Full-bodied, super concentrated and with a rock-solid frame of grainy tannins, it has a refreshing line and long, pepper-laced finish.

93-96Vinous / IWC

Lavender, black pepper, mint and blueberry flavors are bright and precise in this very pretty, deeply expressive Syrah. The 18% whole clusters add lovely aromatic nuance...dark and powerful, yet also retains striking energy, aromatic lift and detail...

91Wine Spectator

Tightly focused, revealing a distinctive loamy mineral vein, this offers brambly currant, olive and smoky herb flavors that build tension toward firm tannins.


United States, California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands

Santa Lucia Highlands AVA is a 12-mile long, narrow strip of an appellation wedged along the eastern hillsides of the Santa Lucia mountain range. Given its proximity to Big Sur and the Gabilan Mountain Range to the northeast, Santa Lucia a cool-climate wine growing district. Morning sun is often followed by maritime winds and fog in the afternoon, a weather pattern that prolongs the growing season and means long, gentle ripening of the grapes. Spanish missionaries planted vineyards in the district in the 18th century, but it wasn’t until the 1970s that modern winemakers planted vineyards and began making high quality wine. The district received AVA status in 1991 and today there are 6,000 vineyard acres in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Pinot Noir is the dominant grape planted, followed by Chardonnay and Riesling.


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.