Carlisle Rossi Ranch Zinfandel 2019
Medium-dark to dark ruby. Like our 2019 Saitone, on the darker side for a Zin in this vintage. A heavenly nose of cherry, raspberry, and blood orange (zinberry!) overwhelms the senses. Aromatically, stunning. The wine enters medium-full to full bodied with abundant red fruit flavors that nearly conceal the typical fine-grained youthful tannins of this site. Compared to the 2018, a richer, more fruit-forward Zinfandel but still with exceptional balance. I’ve been making Rossi Ranch Zinfandel since 1993. I cannot recall one that has impressed me more. Enjoy from release through 2030.