Carlisle Zinfandel "Dcv" Dry Creek Valley 2009

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Carlisle 09 Dry Crk Zin

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Primarily from the Teldeschi Ranch Vineyard (planted in 1885), the 2007 Zinfandel Dry Creek includes some Petite Sirah and Carignane in the blend. ... Read more

Complex if a bit rustic, with wild berry, plum, mocha and black cherry flavors that fold into spicy, cedary oak. Supple tannins and fresh herb and ... Read more

Bright ruby. Intense, mineral-driven nose evokes dark berries and cherry, with a deep mocha quality adding complexity. Brighter in the mouth, offer... Read more

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External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Primarily from the Teldeschi Ranch Vineyard (planted in 1885), the 2007 Zinfandel Dry Creek includes some Petite Sirah and Carignane in the blend. The elegantly-styled 2007 reveals a Burgundian-like, complex bouquet of flowers, red and black fruits, sweet forest floor, and a hint of spice. Medium to full-bodied, pure, and lively, it should drink nicely for 4-5 years.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Complex if a bit rustic, with wild berry, plum, mocha and black cherry flavors that fold into spicy, cedary oak. Supple tannins and fresh herb and earth tones shape the finish, and it ends with a chewy aftertaste. Drink now through 2007.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Bright ruby. Intense, mineral-driven nose evokes dark berries and cherry, with a deep mocha quality adding complexity. Brighter in the mouth, offering fresh raspberry and blueberry flavors, supple texture and gentle tannic grip. The red fruit character gains strength on the finish, which is nicely focused and very long.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Elegant and sleekly structured, yet with a bright backbone of complexity and ripe tannins. Offers lively black raspberry and spicy vanilla aromas that lead to supple flavors of black cherry and licorice. Drink now through 2014.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

A knock-out effort, the 2002 Zinfandel Dry Creek (a 350-case cuvee of 79% Zinfandel and 21% Petite Sirah) boasts notes of white flowers, blueberries, blackberries, and pepper offered in a full-bodied, super well-endowed format. With great purity and texture as well as a 30 second finish, this beauty will drink well for 8-10 years.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

The 2002 Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley is a blend of 81% Zinfandel and 19% Petite Sirah. This opaque blue/purple-colored effort exhibits a sumptuous perfume of blackberries, blueberries, violets, licorice, and pepper. A candidate for Zinfandel of the vintage, this deep, full-bodied 2002 lingers on the palate. It should prove to be one of the most monumental Zins of the last decade. Serve me this one any time!


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Glass-staining ruby. Sexy aromas of candied dark berries, dried flowers, incense and cola. Broad, expansive and sweet, offering lush blackcurrant and mulberry flavors and an exotic note of candied rose. Shows noteworthy depth but has impressive energy as well, finishing with strong spiciness and mineral cut. There's a lot going on here already. About two-thirds of the vines are over a century old, according to Officer. The alcohol level here is 15.5% but I don't detect any excess heat.


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Carlisle 09 Dry Crk Zin

Carlisle 09 Dry Crk Zin

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