Tasting Note                         

93+    2008 Carlisle  Papa's Block  RRV  Syrah    11/6/10 ($45)

    100% Syrah from Atoosa's Vineyard   15.1% alc
Color: Dense inky-purple grape juice. (4.0) Bouquet: Juicy blackberry and purple grape jam with papaya and litchi nut layered in. (3.5) Body: Outstanding fruit concentration with fierce acidity and smooth tannins underneath. Heavyweight plus. (3.5) Flavor: Parallels bouquet, but fierce acidity and a little heat detract at present. (3.0) Finish: Parallels flavor with great length to the multi-layered fruit. (3.0)
Overall: Another terrific Papa's Block, with loads of rich, multi-layered fruit. Very concentrated, maybe not quite as expressive as the '07 at this point, but just as fine. (17.0)