Carlisle Rossi Ranch Zinfandel 2015
Medium-dark ruby-garnet. With aeration and swirling, aromas of kirsch liqueur and briery spice emerge from the glass. On the palate, tightly coiled but at the same time very poised and polished with no rusticity. Red fruits are echoed in the energetic, mineral-laden finish. Exceptionally well-balanced, this wine will age well and develop further complexity. When to drink? Wait a couple of years and then enjoy from 2020 to 2026
Wine AdvocateAs for the 2015 Zinfandel Rossi Ranch, this is 100% Zinfandel from low yields, coming from vines planted in 1910 (which makes it a youngster compared to the 122-year-old vines of the Bedrock Vineyard). This has a deep ruby/purple color and oodles of raspberries, Provençal herbs, pepper and strawberries. This elegant, medium-bodied, lusty Zin (15.4% alcohol) should drink well for 5-8 years.