Tasting Note                         

92   2007  Carlisle  Two Acres (Russian River Valley)   3/19/17  ($40)

84% Mourvedre, 6% Petite Sirah, 5% Carignane, 3% Alicante Bouschet, 2% Syrah 13.7% alc, 295cases
Color: Deep garnet. (3.0) Bouquet: Red currant, blueberry and black raspberry fruit intertwine with Indian spice, bramble bush and a hint of game. Slightly restrained. (3.0) Body: Solid middleweight plus with excellent fruit and acidity, subtle tannis underneath. Silky, tangy mouthfeel. (3.0) Flavor: Parallels bouquet, but the fruit is more charming and expressive with spicy white pepper in the mix. (3.5) Finish: Long and interesting with Indian spice returning. (3.5)
Overall: Pretty for Mourvedre with interesting Indian spice and game nuances combining with attractive red currant, blueberry and black raspberry fruit. Reminds me of Ridge Geyserville, except this is not Zinfandel based, Mourvedre instead. This drank well from release and is still charming and surprisingly youthful. Should certainly hold for another 5 years. (16)

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