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Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:01 pm

WTN: Two Carlisle '04...(short/boring)

by TomHill » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:05 am

Shared these two with John ystrday:
1. Carlisle Zin DryCreekVlly (15.9%; Plntd: 1885-1954; 25% PetiteSirah; 360 cs) 2004: Dark color w/ slight bricking; very strong blackberry/Zin/bit raspberry/spicy some fumey/alcoholic slght peppery/licorice big fruit nose; soft rich/lush very strong blackberry/Zin/raspberry/spicy some hot/alcoholic/very ripe bit licorice slight tangy/metallic/drying flavor w/ light smooth tannins; very long some hot/alcoholic/very ripe strong blackberry/Zin/licorice/bit peppery bit tangy/metallic finish w/ light smooth/ripe tannins; still loads of ripe Zin fruit & tannins fully resolved but alcohol coming to the forefront and tangy/metallic suggests it's not going to get any better; quite a lovely mature Zin.
2. Carlisle Syrah SonomaCnty (15.6%; 160 cs) 2004: Med.dark color w/ light bricking; lovely blackberry/black cherry cola/Syrah bit c-c/black pepper slight Rhonish/roasted/licorice/pungent quite spicy very aromatic complex nose; soft very slight alcoholic/fumey very intense blackberry/boysenberry/Syrah/licorice slight c-c/black pepper bit Rhonish/smokey/roasted very attractive/lovely bit complex flavor w/ light smooth slightly tangy tannins; very long/lingering very strong blackberry/boysenberry/Syrah/licorice bit c-c/peppery slight Rhonish/roasted bit alcoholic slight complex finish w/ light gentle tannins; fully mature w/ resolved tannins; no signs of drying out but not going to improve much if any; quite a lovely mature Syrah.
A wee BloodyPulpit:
1. I was really impressed by the Syrah. It had some c-c/black pepper character that suggested there was some BennettVlly Syrah in it.

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