Carlisle Rossi Ranch Zinfandel 2017
Medium to medium-dark ruby-garnet. With swirling, high-toned, lifted aromas of red cherry, allsorts, tobacco, and, of course, the ever-present Rossi garrigue. Medium-full bodied, the wine enters quite smoothly, coating the palate with a velvet-like texture and displaying flavors of red licorice, cherry, and spice. Fine-grained but ample harmonious tannins bode well for further development. Enjoy this elegant yet power-packed Zinfandel from 2021 through 2028.
From a well-known site in Sonoma, the 2017 Zinfandel Rossi Ranch offers ripe blackberry and cherry notes as well as complex ground herbs, underbrush, and earthiness. Medium to full-bodied, seamless, and flawlessly balanced, it has fine tannins as well as a great, great finish.