Saturday, August 14, 2010

2007 Carlisle Petite Sirah Palisade Vineyard

I will say that neither of us are really big fans of petite sirah, but this sounded like the thing to pop.  We don't pick up much petite sirah at all, but when we do, it is from Carlisle.  Sure, we popped this one a few years too early, but sometimes a littlevinfantcide can be fun...especially where there are more bottles sleeping in the cellar.

Pop and poured, this showed a dark inky purple lip and tongue staining color in the glass.  On the nose, the blackberry and other black fruits dominte with some hints of spice and chocolate.

On the palate, this wine has many years ahead of it, and is drinking super young.  But even so, the fruit is there, and this is a tasty fruit forward wine.  Tons of dark berries, but nothing really seems to stand out...some blackberry, blueberry, and boysenberry, along with some toasted oak.  Nice subtle acidity, and surprisingly, the tannins were integrated nice as well given the age.  Smooth finish made this a pleasure to dirnk.  90 points.

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