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Carlisle Zinfandel Kirschenmann Vineyard 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

My 8th place wine and the group’s tied for 5th Creamy oak and cedary fruit greets the nose followed by a fairly complex and elegant array of wild red berry and red currant fruit and a hint of beefiness. Light, with a gentle roundness on the palate, this is fairly elegant with lots of raspberry fruit supported by stiff little tannins and great acids that lend a citrussy tangelo note to the fine finish. Has the feel of an old vine wine. Could use a year to better knit together and shows a whisper of heat on the finish. 89pts

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Winery: Carlisle Winery
Color: Red
Varietal: Zinfandel
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Carlisle Winery:
Welcome to Carlisle Winery & Vineyards! We are a small Sonoma County winery specializing in the production of old-vine, vineyard designated zinfandels and red Rhone varieties (syrah, grenache, mourvèdre, and petite sirah). While we like our wines to be bold, rich, and intensely flavored, each reflecting a sense of place, its origins in the vineyard, we also strive to create wines of balance, complexity, and perhaps most importantly, pleasure.

Editorial Reviews for Carlisle Zinfandel Kirschenmann Vineyard

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,032
4.00 5
07/14/2014

My 8th place wine and the group’s tied for 5th Creamy oak and cedary fruit greets the nose followed by a fairly complex and elegant array of wild red berry and red currant fruit and a hint of beefiness. Light, with a gentle roundness on the palate, this is fairly elegant with lots of raspberry fruit supported by stiff little tannins and great acids that lend a citrussy tangelo note to the fine finish. Has the feel of an old vine wine. Could use a year to better knit together and shows a whisper of heat on the finish. 89pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,032
4.50 5
07/14/2014

Four and a half glasses



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