2016 Carlisle Syrah Papa's Block
Russian River, Sonoma, CA
 
WB Rating: 92

 
Alcohol by volume: 15.0%
Price at time of purchase: $38.00 (winery)
 
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): Zinfandel with small amounts of Alicante Bouchet and Petite Syrah.

Definitely on the fruit-forward as opposed to the gamey or meaty side of Syrah, the 2016 Papa's block rolls over the palate with ripe, rich black raspberry and plum fruit on top of a firm earthy core. Just the right level of acidity for freshness and tannin for textural authority. Firm yet generous mouthfeel and finish. Extremely easy to like, excellent with food. (Price noted is for a future purchase.) - HK 2020-11-08

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