Tasting Note                         

92   2015  Carlisle   The Integral (Radiant Ridge Vineyard - Bennett Valley)    7/6/18  ($47)

56% Syrah, 44% Mourvedre    14.3% alc 114cases
Color: Deep garnet. (3.0) Bouquet: An interesting fruit mix of papaya, guava, tangerine and bitter cherry complemented by forestal nuances and some incense. (3.5) Body: Light heavyweight with excellent fruit, acidity and smooth tannins. (3.5) Flavor: Parallels bouquet, but a little heavier and less distinctive. (3.0) Finish: Long and parallels flavor with a little bitterness. (3.)
Overall: A unique wine that is reminiscent of a Syrah blend from Southern France near the Spanish border. Has an interesting mix of fruit flavors combined with Mourvedre forestal nuances and bitter cherry. Can be drunk now, but could improve in the next 5-7 years. (16.0)

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