2006 Carlisle Yorkville Highlands Petite Sirah
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2006 Petite Sirah from the Yorkville Highlands is black/purple to the rim, with an exceptional nose of blueberry and blackberry liqueur intermixed with incense and a perfumed spring flower garden note. Huge, rich, and full, this is a great wine with terrific intensity, length, and purity. Mike Officer deserves huge accolades for these extraordinary wines, and I can’t recommend them highly enough.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Opaque purple. Powerfully scented nose offers ripe blackberry, blueberry, cured tobacco and espresso. Round, sappy and chewy, with velvety dark berry liqueur and sexy baking spice flavors. This turned a bit brooding with air but didn't completely shut down. Finishes with sweet blackcurrant and bitter cherry qualities and good grip.
An earthy, dark, intense, rustic style, with black fruit, mineral, spice and cedar flavors that are focused and fresh, with a chewy finish. Drink now through 2014. (Web 2009)