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2009 Carlisle - Syrah Cardiac Hill

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 93 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Syrah

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SKU: 215086-2009
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Opaque purple. Smoky red and dark berry aromas are complemented by classic syrah notes of olive tapenade, minerals and black pepper. Tangy, spice-accented black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors are braced by dusty tannins and pick up an exotic violet note on the back end. Taut, focused and very fresh, finishing with excellent cut and peppery persistence. This is still a baby. This was also fermented with 40% whole clusters, said Officer.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2011
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The 2009 Syrah Cardiac Hill is a gorgeous, thrilling wine laced with bacon fat, tapenade, savory herbs and plums. It possesses gorgeous aromatic delineation and fabulous length. The intense, mineral-drenched finish argues for cellaring the wine for at least another 2-3 years, but readers are going to have a very hard time keeping their hands off this gem. Cardiac Hill is a very cold site. The wine (100% Syrah) was vinified with 40% whole cluster and aged in French oak barrels, 27% new.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Tight and backward, with dried berry, cedar, tobacco and roasted herb scents that are very closed now. Needs cellaring, though this wine, the tightest and least forthcoming of the 2009 Carlisles, may not rise to the level of the winery's other offerings from this vintage.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: cpcolliton
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Southbound Union
  • Self | Rating: 93

    A great bottle of California Syrah, many can learn from Carlisle and his methods that bring out the best in California yet hold true to typical Syrah character Color: A purple-black core with purple red edges Nose & Palate: Smoky embers, roast meat, cracked peppercorn, licorice, blackberry and blueberry. Fine and silky tannins give the palate a plush texture. The finish is long and fruit driven.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2018
    Author: Koby

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

  • 103 bottles owned
  • 41 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 41 collectors)