Carlisle Carlisle Vineyard 2015
|Appellation||Russian River Valley|
Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard is 88% Zinfandel and 12% mixed black varieties as well as a handful of white varieties such as Malvasia and Muscat. This is another killer wine, as it is always one of the top wines in his extensive and impressive portfolio. The alcohol is 15.3%, but that's a minor component to this big, juicy, succulent, in-your-face, dramatic Zinfandel that boasts raspberry, black cherry, strawberry, licorice, tar, earth and roasted Provençal herbs. It is spicy and elegant, but at the same time, heady, rich and generously endowed. Drink it over the next 7-10 years.
Wine SpectatorSupple and refined, with floral blueberry, mint and clove aromas and layered black raspberry and savory pepper flavors that take on complexity on the finish. Drink now through 2027. 788 cases made.
Wine EnthusiastFrom the producer's home vineyard in the heart of the appellation, this is dusty in plum, raspberry, black licorice and tobacco, with a lift of floral aromatics and grippy structure. It includes 12% mixed black and white varieties, from Grand Noir to Malvasia.