Carlisle Montafi Ranch Zinfandel 2016

Carlisle Montafi Ranch Zinfandel 2016


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Medium-dark to dark garnet-ruby. Noticeably darker than the 2015. Interestingly, no discernible eucalyptus aromas in this vintage. Nevertheless, still an utterly compelling nose of red cherry and raspberry highlighted by notes of sage and underbrush. On the palate, the nobility of this great site shines through. Totally seamless. Perfect finish. Hard to ask for anything more from a wine, regardless of variety. While very enjoyable now, given the harmony and balance of this wine, it should age quite well. Drink from release through 2027.

Category Red Wine
Region California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
Brand Carlisle
Alcohol/vol 15%
  • ws93

Wine SpectatorDynamic and appealingly briary, with plush raspberry, bay leaf and orange peel flavors that build richness toward polished tannins. 704 cases made. Drink now through 2024.

Tim Fish