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2011 Carlisle Winery Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard (750ml - Full Bottle)

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IWC 94
WA 92-94
Quantity Available:   In Stock
Vintage 2011
Varietal Zinfandel
Bottle Size 750
Style Red
Subregion Sonoma County
Bottle Condition Perfect

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Stephen Tanzer's IWC
Inky purple. Heady scents of black raspberry, boysenberry, incense and candied violet, along with subtle notes of black pepper and olive tapenade. This smells a lot like syrah. Lush, spicy and expansive, offering powerful black and blue fruit compote flavors and exotic floral and spice qualities. Clings impressively on the youthfully tannic finish, repeating the blue fruit and floral notes.
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Reviewer, Antonio Galloni - The 2011 Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard is plush, rich and inviting. All sorts of black fruits, smoke, tar and graphite flesh out in this supple, deeply expressive wine. In 2011 the Carlisle is notable for its lush, rich, totally inviting personality. At the same time, it has fabulous detail and nuance for such a big, explosive wine. The tannins remain firm, but there is more than enough density in the fruit to provide balance.
Winery Notes
Winery Notes:
Medium-dark ruby-purple. Raspberry and mulberry combine in a complex, perfumed aroma with highlights of rose hip and Asian spice. What a nose! Medium full to full-bodied with an ethereal elegance thanks to vivacious acidity. Flavors of red cherry and black raspberry are complimented by notes of bittersweet chocolate, candied flowers, and white pepper. Very long on the energetic finish.

Additional Information

Varietal :
Berrys and spice and everything nice – that's how Zinfandel fans describe wines made from this red wine grape. Often considered a cousin to the Italian Primitivo grape, it can be light and fruit like French Beaujolais, complex and age-worthy like Cabernet, or ripe, alcoholic and reminiscent of Port. Zinfandel is considered the All-American grape, likely because it is hardly found elsewhere… and possibly because it pairs so well with barbecue! View all our additional Zinfandel items
Sub-Region :
Sonoma County
More than twice the size of neighboring Napa, Sonoma County overflows with wineries and grape varieties. Within this appellation’s one million total acres--which include the Sonoma coast, mountains, valley, and Northern Sonoma--over 190 wineries make their home. Nearly every grape variety grown in California can be found in Sonoma County. Diverse climate, soils and geography make this AVA a patchwork of sub regions, including Dry Creek Valley, Chalk Hill, Russian River Valley and Los Carneros. View all our items from Sonoma County
Region :
Since the famous Judgement of Paris in 1976 California wines have unquestionably ranked among the best in the world. From the Anderson Valley in the North through Temecula Valley in the South, California vineyards grow dozens of wine grape varietals that produce wines of many different styles. The California wine industry has steadily gained ground since the 1960s (the industry took a major hit following Prohibition), but its roots date back over 200 years. Major grape varietals include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc. View all our items from California