Rating:Carlisle's 2011 Red Wine Two Acres graces the palate with exquisite freshness and silkiness. This is a fairly restrained, bright vintage for the Two Acres, with plenty of expressive, high-toned floral notes and lifted red-toned fruit. The wine's mid-weight structure argues for near and medium-term drinking. In 2011, the Two Acres is all about balance and harmony. The Two Acres is typically a blend of several grapes, but in 2011 the difficult weather conditions claimed the Carignane, Alicante, Petite Sirah and Peloursin, so the blend is predominantly MourvA?Adre with just a dollop (2%) of Syrah.
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 48 bottles owned
- 25 collectors