My first ever purchase off the mailing list (via another buyer.) I’ve had plenty of these over the years.
2008 Carlisle Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley, $34
Medium-bodied. Fruit forward brambly-red fruit flavors. Moderate complexity and finish. A decent wine but not as good as some previous of this. Drink over the next 3 years.
2008 Carlisle “Three Birds” Sonoma County, $28
A CdP blend of Grenache (78%,) Mouved and Syrah. Franky, I like this better than most CdP’s. Medium-full, good (but not high) ripeness. Good mouth coverage, with bright red fruit flavors, some spice and a nice tannic kick. This is excellent now, but might be at peak in about 3-5 years. Good stuff! My red wine QPR of the year so far.
2008 Carlisle “Rosella’s” Syrah Santa Lucia, $45
Simply awesome. Dense black fruit flavors with some white pepper, unctuous flavors that cover all the palate. Smooth and potent. Drink now and over the next 5-8 years. Frankly, this is the best wine off this vineyard I have probably ever had.
2007 Carlisle “Cardiac Hill” Syrah Bennett Valley $43
Moderate black-fruit flavors and intensity. Cool climate in style. A bit fore-square. Might be better in 5 years.