Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

Rosella's Vineyard Syrah

9.158 ratings
9.117 pro ratings
Santa Lucia Highlands, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Al Shikoh

opaque violet, prominent tears; very floral and aromatic, lavender, licorice, blueberry compote, hints of black pepper; plush, round, blue fruit, feminine; full bodied, medium acidity, tannins have resolved, 14.8% ABV; sourced from Gary Franscioni’s Rosella Vineyard, 25% whole cluster inclusion

opaque violet, prominent tears; very floral and aromatic, lavender, licorice, blueberry compote, hints of black pepper; plush, round, blue fruit, feminine; full bodied, medium acidity, tannins have resolved, 14.8% ABV; sourced from Gary Franscioni’s Rosella Vineyard, 25% whole cluster inclusion

Jul 17th, 2020
Jesse Pender

Assistant Winemaker Delicato Family Vineyards

8.7

Really wanted this wine to be so much more. Muted and quite. Even after a good decant the wine did not come out. Good but just feel like it should be so much better.

Really wanted this wine to be so much more. Muted and quite. Even after a good decant the wine did not come out. Good but just feel like it should be so much better.

1 person found it helpfulJan 16th, 2019
John Kemper

An inky purple, the '07 Carlisle Syrah 'Rosella's Vineyard' exhibits a gorgeous nose of black cherry, blackberry, graphite, white pepper and spice. The flavor profile mimics the scents with the additions of bacon fat and tangy mineral notes. The extremely persistent finish has an intriguing sweet spiciness that is utterly beguiling. Carlisle never disappoints!

An inky purple, the '07 Carlisle Syrah 'Rosella's Vineyard' exhibits a gorgeous nose of black cherry, blackberry, graphite, white pepper and spice. The flavor profile mimics the scents with the additions of bacon fat and tangy mineral notes. The extremely persistent finish has an intriguing sweet spiciness that is utterly beguiling. Carlisle never disappoints!

1 person found it helpfulApr 13th, 2015
Patrick Derdeyn

Mike Officer doesnt make a syrah that is less than superb. This one is still on the very young end of it's life. Wait 5 more years.

Mike Officer doesnt make a syrah that is less than superb. This one is still on the very young end of it's life. Wait 5 more years.

Mar 21st, 2016
Alex Hill

Dark, dense and brooding Syrah that I opened too soon. Went well with grilled rib eye. With air some brighter citrus, spice and olive notes emerged.

Dark, dense and brooding Syrah that I opened too soon. Went well with grilled rib eye. With air some brighter citrus, spice and olive notes emerged.

Jan 6th, 2015
Martin Redmond

Dark ruby garnet color with lifted very appealing cherry liquer, white pepper, dried herb and a bit of graphite aromason the palate its medium-bodied,fresh and balanced with supple texture with dark cherry, black raspberry,baking spiced dark cacao flavors. Long finish. Bottled unfiltered and unfined. 14.2% alcohol

Dark ruby garnet color with lifted very appealing cherry liquer, white pepper, dried herb and a bit of graphite aromason the palate its medium-bodied,fresh and balanced with supple texture with dark cherry, black raspberry,baking spiced dark cacao flavors. Long finish. Bottled unfiltered and unfined. 14.2% alcohol

Oct 28th, 2014
Dennis Hogenkamp

14.1% ABV 3.65 pH. 373 cases, 22 days on skin, 22% whole cluster, French oak 19% new, unfined/ unfiltered. Dark color, pepper on nose. Very good!

14.1% ABV 3.65 pH. 373 cases, 22 days on skin, 22% whole cluster, French oak 19% new, unfined/ unfiltered. Dark color, pepper on nose. Very good!

Aug 11th, 2021
Steve Messinger

2013 vintage. Spicy black pepper aromas. Rich big wine. Could use another 3-5 years

2013 vintage. Spicy black pepper aromas. Rich big wine. Could use another 3-5 years

Jul 22nd, 2019
Dave Schneider

This was a beauty and perfectly stored throughout its life. Big rich wine, loads of black fruit and black pepper. Beautiful from the first pour to the last. 190 cases produced.

This was a beauty and perfectly stored throughout its life. Big rich wine, loads of black fruit and black pepper. Beautiful from the first pour to the last. 190 cases produced.

Jan 27th, 2019
Aaron Rankin

Aside from the ABV heat this is fantastic and understated. 60m of ox integration exposed a nicely integrated package of typical Cali Syrah.

Aside from the ABV heat this is fantastic and understated. 60m of ox integration exposed a nicely integrated package of typical Cali Syrah.

Dec 2nd, 2017