Carlisle Carlisle Vineyard 2015

$46.99
$44.64

SKU 1491

750ml

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A classic "Carlisle nose" of mint tea, iron, and crushed dark berries, including mulberry which has always been a hallmark of this vineyard. The palate is rich, expansive and savory. The fresh berry notes mirror those on the nose, bringing black raspberry, boysenberry and Mirabelle plum to the party. The finish is accented with Asian spices and a cocoa powder texture that is ultimately refreshed by the natural acidity of the wine. Another stunner from this fine old lady. Drink 2019 - 2030.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Russian River Valley
Brand Carlisle
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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.

Robert Parker, October 27, 2016