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Carlisle Zinfandel Montafi Ranch Russian River Valley 2007

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This is smoky and a bit nutty on the nose with a touch of oyster shell accenting the orange oil and bittersweet chocolate, lightly smoky plum and blackberry fruit. Cool and taut on entry, this is tight, revealing only a glimpse of lovely pure blackberry fruit. Another Montafi bottling that shows great balance and freshness of fruit though here there is more ripeness than with the 2006 and a little edge of dried fruit that appears on the back end. The finish is lightly oaky and a touch dry, but time will help in that regard, and the burst of pure, fresh blackberry fruit along with a lovely citrus note of cranberry on the finale bodes well for the future. Put these away for another 2-3 years. 93pts

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Editorial Reviews for Carlisle Zinfandel Montafi Ranch Russian River Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
4.00 5
11/02/2012

This is smoky and a bit nutty on the nose with a touch of oyster shell accenting the orange oil and bittersweet chocolate, lightly smoky plum and blackberry fruit. Cool and taut on entry, this is tight, revealing only a glimpse of lovely pure blackberry fruit. Another Montafi bottling that shows great balance and freshness of fruit though here there is more ripeness than with the 2006 and a little edge of dried fruit that appears on the back end. The finish is lightly oaky and a touch dry, but time will help in that regard, and the burst of pure, fresh blackberry fruit along with a lovely citrus note of cranberry on the finale bodes well for the future. Put these away for another 2-3 years. 93pts


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Snooth User: Bigturk
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06/10/2009

Four glasses




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