Carlisle zinfandel

Zinfandel, Rossi Ranch 2015

Carlisle Winery

Medium-dark ruby-garnet. With aeration and swirling, aromas of kirsch liqueur and briery spice emerge from the glass. On the palate, tightly coiled but at the same time very poised and polished with no rusticity. Red fruits are echoed in the energetic, mineral-laden finish. Exceptionally well-balanced, this wine will age well and develop further complexity. When to drink? Wait a couple of years and then enjoy from 2020 to 2026.

Country:
USA
Region:
Sonoma County
Appellation/ava:
Sonoma Valley
Vineyard designation:
Rossi Ranch
Vintage:
2015
Wine type:
Red
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
93

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Aging:
18% new French oak (18 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Organic
Alcohol percentage:
15.4
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
370

Reviews

  • "93 points. After skipping a vintage, the producer offers this impressively powerful expression of the variety from a great site. Compressed plum and strawberry compote flavors are rich and rounded, nuanced in juicy acidity. A lasting bite of oak and tannin permeate on the long finish, accented in white pepper." (Wine Enthusiast)
  • "92 points. Features briary notes in spades, plus vibrant black raspberry, cracked pepper and anise flavors. Best from 2019 through 2027. 370 cases made." (Wine Spectator)

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