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2008 Carlisle Papa's Block Syrah

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September 25, 2022 - $46



93-95Robert M. Parker Jr.

...exhibits ripe blackberry and cassis fruit intermixed with espresso roast, chocolate, and tar. The tannins are supple, and the wine is enormously-endowed and full-bodied with superb texture, length, and richness.

92Wine Spectator

Fresh, lively and juicy, with floral and berry aromatics that are firm, spicy and taut on the full-bodied palate, gaining velocity within its tight framework. 212 cases made.

92Vinous / IWC

Wild black fruits, olive and potpourri on the nose, with a peppery element emerging with aeration. Suave and vibrant, with an Old World lightness of touch to the sweet flavors of blackberry, mulberry, pepper and smoky herbs.


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.