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2009 Carlisle - Petite Sirah Palisades Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 95 WA
  • 86 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Petite Sirah
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SKU: 305016-2009
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 86

    A wall of dense tannins gives this wine a very drying profile, showing violet aromatics that lead to dried blueberry and black cherry flavors, with a loamy note on the finish.116 cases made.
    Author: MaryAnn Worobiec
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    Another wine for readers who suffer from clogged arteries is the massive, super-tannic, phenomenally concentrated 2009 Petite Sirah Palisades Vineyard. Made from Napa Valley fruit and tipping the scales at 16% alcohol, this wine possesses a boatload of glycerin and concentration. It is a 30-40-year wine given the glacial pace at which Petite Sirah evolves. A dense purple color is accompanied by scents of graphite, blueberry liqueur and ink as well as hints of oak and crushed rocks. The wine is so concentrated, full-bodied and intense that it is nearly painful to taste. In spite of the stratospheric level of the tannins, they are remarkably sweet and well-integrated. Forget this one for 4-5 years and drink it over the following 3-4 decades.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Glass-staining purple. Intense, exotically perfumed bouquet of blueberry, boysenberry, incense, black pepper and cola. Lush, expansive and surprisingly lively on the palate, offering sweet dark fruit flavors and firming but velvety tannins. Finishes with outstanding clarity and cling, repeating the boysenberry and violet notes.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2011
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Thanksgiving wine. Inky black. Robust, with cassis, cedar, dark black jammy fruits, and a mouthfull of sweet tannin. A winner!
    Author: Maxcontinuous

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 33 bottles owned
  • 17 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 17 collectors)