Carlisle The Integral 2017
Medium-dark to dark ruby-purple. Lifted aromas of black olive, smoked game, and spice. Smells quite savory and delicious. Medium-full bodied on the palate, notes of spice and earth weave in and out of the black and blue fruit flavors. Tannins are quite fine at this early stage but with the high percentage of whole cluster and Mourvèdre, this wine is definitely built for aging. Enjoy from 2024 to 2034, perhaps even beyond.
|Region||California, Sonoma County|
Wine SpectatorA light-footed bruiser, opening with boldly expressive blackberry jam aromas before revealing a structured core wrapped in compelling currant, licorice and smoky beef flavors. Syrah and Mourvèdre. Best from 2021 through 2028. 422 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe 2017 The Integral is made of 62% Syrah and 38% Mourvèdre. Picked just a couple days before the fires, the Mourvèdre was fermented with whole clusters in tank with the destemmed Syrah layered over the top. Deep ruby-purple, it has aromatics of lilac, olive, black pepper and smoked meats with blackcurrant, blue fruit preserves, iron, beef drippings and chocolate. Full-bodied and bold, it's savory, with very firm, chewy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with a touch of warmth. 422 cases produced.