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2008 Carlisle Rosella's Vineyard Syrah

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September 25, 2022 - $41

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RATINGS

93Vinous / IWC

Complex aromas of singed plum, smoke, Indian spices, olive tapenade and black pepper. Savory and energetic, with excellent peppery definition and inner-mouth perfume to the flavors of dark fruits, olive and spices.

92-94Robert M. Parker Jr.

Once again, the foggy, windswept terroir of Rosella-s Vineyard has resulted in a big, deep, rich 2008 Syrah Rosella-s Vineyard with lots of meaty red and black fruit notes, a full-bodied texture, and stunning richness.

REGION

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.

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.