This is the base Syrah from Carlisle and is always a great value. Purple in color. The nose has black raspberries, black cherries, black pepper and coffee. Very nice. On the palate, this is medium to full bodied. cooler climate in profile. Black cherries, black raspberries, slight earthiness. Lighter tannins. Good acidity. Long finish. This is drinking well right now and may get a bit better over the next few years. It should easily do another ten years. This will go great with Indian food or meat/veggie stews and chili. Sometimes, these wines don't get enough respect as the get compared to the single vineyard offerings. But, these are quite good on their own merit.