Carlisle Papera Ranch Zinfandel 2019 750ml - The Grape Tray
Carlisle Papera Ranch Zinfandel 2019 750ml
SKU: 1042

Carlisle Papera Ranch Zinfandel 2019

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Category Red Wine
Region California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
Brand Carlisle
Alcohol/vol 15%

Winery Notes:

From vines planted in 1934 by Celestino Papera, exceptional fruit and simple winemaking have combined to create this perfumed, age-worthy zinfandel.

Approximately 1000 cases produced.

Wine Advocate
  • wa95

Vibrant ruby-purple in the glass, the 2019 Zinfandel Papera Ranch (blended with 4% Carignan) has an alluring perfume of woodsmoke, tea leaves, graphite, licorice and intense, spicy bramble fruit. The palate is delicate and perfumed this vintage, with loads of juicy lift and floral layers. 1,001 cases produced.

June 3, 2021
  • v94

The 2019 Zinfandel Papera Ranch shows a slightly more reserved side of the Russian River. Readers should plan on cellaring this for at least a year or two as the acids and tannins are pretty tightly wound. Blue/purplish fruit, lavender, sage, mint and licorice show a darker side of Zinfandel that is so beguiling.

January 2022
Jeb Dunnuck
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Coming from the Russian River, the 2019 Zinfandel Papera Ranch is a juicy, blue and red-fruited effort offering lots of candied violets, tobacco, and orange blossom aromatics, medium-bodied richness, light tannins, and a juicy, nicely focused mouthfeel. This elegant, focused, nicely structured Zinfandel is good today but will be better with another year of bottle age and should see its 10th birthday in fine form.

July 22, 2021