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Carlisle Zinfandel Montafi Ranch 2006

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A bit earthy on the nose with savory barbecue sauce notes enlivened by a hint of floral herb, all coming together over spicy, briary, brambly blackberry fruit that has some vanilla streaks lingering in the background. Classic Zinfandel nose. This is exciting on the palate, transparent yet large-scaled with fine-grained tannins and juicy acidity supporting vanilla laced red cherry and raspberry fruit. There’s a hint of something blacker on the back end, along with lovely briary spice notes and a creamy raspberry jam edge that flows onto the spicy, bright finish. Long and filled with hints of carob, orange peel, cranberry and black raspberry fruit. Zinfandel rarely gets much better than this. 96pts

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Editorial Reviews for Carlisle Zinfandel Montafi Ranch

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
11/02/2012

A bit earthy on the nose with savory barbecue sauce notes enlivened by a hint of floral herb, all coming together over spicy, briary, brambly blackberry fruit that has some vanilla streaks lingering in the background. Classic Zinfandel nose. This is exciting on the palate, transparent yet large-scaled with fine-grained tannins and juicy acidity supporting vanilla laced red cherry and raspberry fruit. There’s a hint of something blacker on the back end, along with lovely briary spice notes and a creamy raspberry jam edge that flows onto the spicy, bright finish. Long and filled with hints of carob, orange peel, cranberry and black raspberry fruit. Zinfandel rarely gets much better than this. 96pts


External Reviews for Carlisle Zinfandel Montafi Ranch

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/26/2010

The 2006 Zinfandel Montafi Ranch (formerly known as the Tom Feeney Ranch) was planted in 1926, and had yields of 1.3 tons of fruit per acre. This is another blend of 93% Zinfandel and 7% mixed blacks. Always one of the deeper colored of the Zinfandel... Robert Parker. A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2006 Carlisle Winery Zinfandel Montafi Ranch Russian River Valley 750ml




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