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Zinfandel, Carlisle Vineyard 2015

Carlisle Winery

Dark to very dark ruby-garnet.Much deeper in color than many other Zinfandels in this vintage. An intense nose of blood orange, raspberry (zinberry!), and licorice allsorts. Very expressive and very striking. Totally seamless and polished on the palate with flavors of orange rind and red berry fruit. This is an incredibly nuanced and texturally alluring Zinfandel that is more expressive and approachable than the 2014 rendition. Drink from release to 2024.

Country:
USA
Region:
Sonoma County
Appellation/ava:
Russian River Valley
Vineyard designation:
Carlisle Vineyard
Vintage:
2015
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
87% Zinfandel , 13% Mixed Black and White Varieties (Alicante Bouschet, Petite Sirah, Grand Noir, Peloursin, Trousseau noir, Tempranillo, Muscadelle, Malvasia, Muscat, and 30 other varieties)
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
94

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Aging:
22% new French oak
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Estate:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
15
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
788

Reviews

  • "94 points. A gorgeous wine, the 2015 Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard is bright and punchy, with plenty of red cherry, raspberry and floral notes pushed forward. Silky and racy in the glass, this mid-weight Zinfandel is impeccable. The Carlisle is super-finessed in 2015. As usual, the Carlisle is predominantly Zinfandel, with about 12% mixed white and black grapes (a total of 40 varieties), all co-fermented." (vinous)
  • "92 points. Supple 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 Spectator)

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