Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

Sierra Mar Vineyard Syrah

9.150 ratings
9.110 pro ratings
Santa Lucia Highlands, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Lee Lightfoot

Dark and brooding for such a cool year

Dark and brooding for such a cool year

Sep 23rd, 2020
Kirk F
9.3

Finally. A night at home this week. Pizza, a nice bottle and family. Too many Starwood points this month! This wine is a bomb, classic Carlisle Syrah. This was worth the 5 year wait on the mailing list.

Finally. A night at home this week. Pizza, a nice bottle and family. Too many Starwood points this month! This wine is a bomb, classic Carlisle Syrah. This was worth the 5 year wait on the mailing list.

1 person found it helpfulAug 26th, 2015
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

9.2

Still a youngster, but providing sheer hedonistic pleasure at this stage.

Still a youngster, but providing sheer hedonistic pleasure at this stage.

Aug 7th, 2016
Chris MacLean

So big and scratchy. But not hot at 15.7%.

So big and scratchy. But not hot at 15.7%.

Jul 28th, 2016
Doug Griffin

Excellent, loaded with gobs of black fruit. Very drinkable for its young age

Excellent, loaded with gobs of black fruit. Very drinkable for its young age

Jan 22nd, 2022
Cathy Gilbert

Needs to breathe. Very nice

Needs to breathe. Very nice

Aug 5th, 2017
Aaron Rankin

2-3 hour decant does this bottle good

2-3 hour decant does this bottle good

Mar 19th, 2017
Doctor No

A full and glass-staining wine with acidity and tannic spine to boot. Monolithic at this point but starts to come around after 24h and hints at a good long future. More fruit driven than classic meat/game/bacon elements, but not overblown.

A full and glass-staining wine with acidity and tannic spine to boot. Monolithic at this point but starts to come around after 24h and hints at a good long future. More fruit driven than classic meat/game/bacon elements, but not overblown.

Jan 12th, 2017
Charles Garrison

Consistent with prior bottle...another winner from Carlisle

Consistent with prior bottle...another winner from Carlisle

Sep 25th, 2016
Doug Griffin

Some of these folks are on dope. This was outstanding with 4 years of age on it. Thick crushed blackberries, bacon fat, stone, spice. Fantastic

Some of these folks are on dope. This was outstanding with 4 years of age on it. Thick crushed blackberries, bacon fat, stone, spice. Fantastic

Aug 2nd, 2016