2011 Carlisle "Sierra Mar" Santa Lucia Highlands Syrah

SKU #1136165 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Exotic, smoke- and spice-laced dark berry aromas show impressive power and clarity. Offers an array of sweet black and blue fruit flavors and notes of allspice and licorice that gain intensity with air. Chewy, penetrating and precise, with excellent finishing cut and spicy persistence.  (5/2013)

91-93 points Vinous

 A super ripe, racy wine 2011 Syrah Sierra Mar Vineyard bursts from the glass in fifth gear. Dark black fruit, tar, licorice and smoke are among the bevy of aromas and flavors that emerge from this huge, full-bodied wine. Not a wine for the timid, the 2011 Sierra Mar is super-intense and breathtakingly beautiful. It is another promising wine from this newly developed site. (AG)  (7/2013)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 More smoke, tar and licorice show up in the 2011 Syrah Sierra Mar Vineyard with more lavender and black olive emerging with time in the glass. Rich, decadent and voluptuous, with big structure, it’s not quite as backwards or formidable as the Rosella’s, with more overall ripeness, and should be approachable at an earlier age. (JD)  (8/2013)

90 points Wine Spectator

 A solid effort, rich and savory, with a tight core of dark berry, spice, cedar, road tar and tobacco leaf, gaining depth and firming on the finish, where the tannins have a dry edge.  (11/2013)


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