Carlisle Piner-Olivet Ranches Zinfandel 2017 - The Grape Tray

Carlisle Piner-Olivet Ranches Zinfandel 2017

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Carlisle Piner-Olivet Ranches Zinfandel 2017

SKU 2051



Winemaker Notes:

Medium-dark to dark garnet-ruby. Intense aromas of cherry, cactus pear (tuna or higo chumbo in Spanish, I ate a lot of them as a child), pomegranate, and a subtle note of baking spice. Full-bodied but so well-balanced. Flavors of red and black fruits linger in the long and powerful finish. Compared to the ’16, slightly darker in profile yet this offers more immediate enjoyment. Drink this lip-smackin’ Zinfandel from release through 2026.

Category Red Wine
Region California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
Brand Carlisle
Alcohol/vol 15%
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Wine SpectatorDynamic and well-structured, with an intense core of boysenberry, dried sage and smoky sweet anise flavors, taking on power toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2026. 470 cases made.

Tim Fish, June 30, 2019
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Wine AdvocateThe 2017 Zinfandel Piner-Olivet Ranches, aged in 26% new oak, is medium to deep ruby-purple with aromas of pomegranate, rhubarb, cranberry and chocolate with warm earth, mixed berry preserves, nectarine tart and loads of spice and floral accents. The palate is medium-bodied, intense, firm and chewy with great freshness and a layered finish. 465 cases produced.

Erin Brooks, December 19, 2019