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2012 Carlisle Sierra Mar Vineyard Syrah

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Latest Sale Price

September 25, 2022 - $31

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RATINGS

94Robert M. Parker Jr.

...knocks it out of the park with its black raspberry, cassis, violets, licorice and crushed flower nuances on the nose. Beautifully concentrated with ripe, sweet tannin...

93Vinous / IWC

Powerful aromas of dark berry liqueur, licorice, violet and peppery spices, with a hint of fruitcake in the background. Fleshy and broad on the palate, offering densely packed blueberry and cassis flavors sharpened by juicy acidity.

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.