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2005 Carlisle Winery Petite Sirah Dry Creek Valley
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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2007

($36) Opaque purple. Explosively perfumed, with potent blackberry and mulberry aromas and a complicating mocha note. Lush, creamy and concentrated, with powerful dark berry flavors verging on liqueur-like. (Can "purple" be a flavor?) But this is fresh and energetic, finishing on a spicy note, with outstanding clarity and length. Drink this lush, sexy wine on the young side for its vivacity. (JR)

90 Points | Wine Spectator
95+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Petite Sirah

Even though the origins of this grape are in France, California is the place to look for the best expressions of Petite Sirah. The "Petite" in the name refers not to the size of the vines but rather to the size of the grapes. In fact, the high skin to juice ratio that accompanies the small berries allows Petite Sirah to produce wines with high tannins and...
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