Carlisle Papa's Block Syrah 2015
|Appellation||Russian River Valley|
Wine EnthusiastMeaty in wild berry and leather, this is a high-toned wine with a gritty texture that evolves to become velvety in the glass. Generously ripe and rich in body, it's intense and fresh in equal measure, showing a complement of balanced brawn and beauty.
Wine SpectatorDistinctive and dense with personality, offering a firm core of lively tannins and acidity, with complex dark berry, licorice and dried pepper beef flavors. Best from 2019 through 2024.
Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Syrah Papa's Block is 100% Syrah and finished at 15.3% natural alcohol. This soft, juicy wine has velvety tannins, oodles of blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, as well as a touch of road tar and pepper. It is heady, rich, and is aged in 25% new French oak before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Anticipated maturity: now-2025.