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2017 Carlisle Sierra Mar Vineyard Syrah

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December 3, 2023 - $29



94Wine Spectator

A vibrant, structured and polished red, showing lively raspberry, rose petal and smoky rosemary accents that build richness and length toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2030. 232 cases made.

92The Wine Advocate

...It has a deep purple-black color and nose of chocolate box, fried sage, rosemary crusted lamb, cassis and baked black cherries with prosciutto, olive, lilac and violet. Full-bodied, it gives up oodles of savory dark fruits, with firm, chewy tannins and great freshness, finishing long on a mineral/sanguine note. 232 cases produced.

91-94Vinous / IWC

The 2017 Syrah Sierra Mar Vineyard is a very pretty wine built on a sense of energy and vibrancy. The dark fruit, lavender and licorice notes are nicely delineated. It will be interesting to see if the 2017 gains a bit more volume in bottle. Today, it is just a touch on the slender side.


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.