The Carlton Restaurant

American Wines Sirah & Syrah

CARINA CELLARS CENTRAL COAST “CLAIRVOYANT” SYRAH BLEND’07 – “Marked by mineral, graphite, herb and dried berry flavors that are tight, clean and full-bodied, showing red berry flavors that are pure and persistent. Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre.”…………55.99

CASAEDA SONOMA SYRAH’12 – “This is a major sleeper of the vintage as well as a great value in California Syrah from Karen Culler. Made from 100% Syrah, it offers up luscious notes of ripe blackberry fruit, incense and a touch of white flowers. Deep and medium to full-bodied with silky tannins and a layered mouthfeel.”…..45.99

CHARLES SMITH “K VINTNERS” MILBRANDT WALHUKE WALLA WALLA SYRAH’12………………65.99

CONCANNON SAN FRANCISCO BAY PETITE SIRAH’13 – It’s a friendly wine, but a big wine.  Fermented in stainless steel, the Founders’ Tier Petite Sirah went into oak barrels and was finished in neutral French barrels saturated with 50 vintages of Petite Sirah.  The wine is inky dark from skin contact, which also makes it rich in tannins.  The AVA is San Francisco Bay, and the fruit came from Livermore, where the winery is located.”…29.99  

CONCANNON CENTRAL COAST “FOUNDERS” PETITE SIRAH14  – “Intriguing floral aromas like rose petals and appetizing, fresh berry flavors are tempting in this medium-bodied and not-too-tannic wine. While still firm in texture.”………29.99

EBERLE PASO ROBLES “STEINBECK”’14………32.99

KALE MENDOCINOALDER SPRINGS” SYRAH09 – “Bright purple. A heady bouquet displays scents of candied dark berries and potpourri, with a peppery topnote. Juicy, penetrating black raspberry and floral pastille flavors show very good depth and put on weight with air. Dense but lively syrah, with strong finishing grip and floral-driven length.”………79.99

PLUMPJACK NAPA’13 – The 2013 Syrah is incredibly primary today, with huge blue/purplish fruit and tons of intensity. Like so many 2013’s, the Syrah tastes like a wine that was just drained from tank, the flavors are every bit that intense and unevolved. This is quite possibly the most raw of Plumpjack’s 2013, but the wine’s pure power simply won’t be denied.”…………….119.99

RED CAR SONOMA COAST’12………69 .99

STEELE LAKE COUNTY  “STYMIE” SYRAH’12 – “This wine towers over the competition, and not only because the bottle is an inch and a half taller than most. Its aroma is exotic and compelling, like singed rosemary branches (in a good way). The flavors bring clove, blackberry, ripe blueberry and dried-cherry notes. The texture is buoyed by fine tannins and firm acidity for a feeling of agility and strength.”…..39.99