2012 Carlisle Syrah James Berry Vineyard Paso Robles

Rich, meaty, spicy nose. Intense dark fruit on the palate, cherries, blackberries, licorice. Firm tannins (need to soften a bit yet). Nice acidity and great balance. Finishes dark fruited and spicy. I'd really suggest decanting this for a couple of hours. Probably needs another 2 or 3 years to let the tannins soften. "A-" with possible upside.

Charlie