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2012 Carlisle Winery Zinfandel Sodini Vineyard (750ml - Full Bottle)

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Vintage 2012
Varietal Zinfandel
Bottle Size 750
Style Red
Region Sonoma Valley
Subregion Russian River Valley
Bottle Condition Perfect

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Wine Spectator
Appealingly brooding and briary, with bold black raspberry and anise aromas, offering deep, concentrated flavors of ripe blueber- ry, olive and smoky pepper.
Winery Notes
Winery Notes:
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - Leased from Morgan Peterson’s Bedrock Wine Co., the 2012 Zinfandel Sodini Vineyard comes from a site planted in 1905 with 95% Zinfandel and the rest Alicante Bouchet, Carignan, Trousseau and Petite Sirah. This well-made, deep ruby/purple-colored wine comes from a warm site on Limerick Lane. The wine possesses a lighter color than some of its siblings, along with attractive notes of red and black cherries, currants, cedarwood and spice box. Drink this medium-bodied, finesse-styled Zin in its first 3-4 years of life.
Winery Notes
Winery Notes:
In 2012 we co-leased this vineyard with Bedrock Wine Company and divided the fruit fifty-fifty. Planted in 1905, the vineyard is located in the warmer northern reaches of Russian River Valley on Limerick Lane, an area the old-timers used to call “Little Italy” due to all the small farms along the lane owned by families of Italian descent. Like many of our other Zins in this easy vintage, no adjustments had to be made to the must. It was simply picked, destemmed, fermented, pressed, and barreled down before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Winery Notes
Winery Notes:
Medium to medium-dark garnet-ruby. Cherry, red licorice whips, a hint of cocoa, iron, and a whisper of savory herbs flow from the glass. Smells more Dry Creek-y than Russian River-y, not surprising given Sodini’s iron-rich soils and its close proximity to Dry Creek Valley. On the palate, full-bodied with plenty of verve and structure. Flavors of red cherry build through the mineral-y finish. Enjoy this elegant, graceful Zinfandel from release through 2022.

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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 :
Russian River Valley

Within Sonoma County, there lies a valley with an incredibly rich history. The Russian River Valley derives its name from Russian settlers who moved to northern Sonoma Valley around 1812 to hunt sea otters for furs, as well as develop an agricultural foothold in order to send supplies to additional Russian settlers in Alaska. It did not take long for viticulture to follow, with vineyards being well established by the 1870's -- when The Santa Rosa Wine Company was opened for business -- making this valley one of the oldest wine producing regions in California. The region took a major hit in production during Prohibition, and many vineyards closed their doors and tore up their vines until the region saw a resurgence in growth in the 1960's. 

Russian River Valley achieved American Viticultural Area status in 1983, and was enlarged in 2005. The region benefits from a cooler climate than most of Sonoma, and produces stellar, terroir driven wines with bright, focused fruit and a beautiful, silken texture. Russian River Valley's claim to fame lies with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, although some producers are seeing success with Syrah, Zinfandel, and Gewurtztraminer.

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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