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  • Sémillon

    History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distin...

  • Grüner Veltliner

    Grüner Veltliner (spelled Gruener when the umlaut is not present and also known as Weissgipfler, Manhardsrebe Grüner...

  • Mourvèdre

    History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

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  • While I'm letting a 2003 Carlisle zin air out a bit to go with dinner, I grabbed this interesting wine out of the fridge. There's some Petit Manseng in SW France and some in VA but this is a NC wine from our beloved Yadkin Valley AVA. Light gold in color, there's some interesting floral and petrol aromatics not unlike a slightly older Riesling. ... Read More

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  • Dude, I went to Holdredge expecting that you would be pouring!  Plus the ... the ... Oh, and there's Carlisle, W-S, Gracianna, and a host of stuff I barely get to stick my toes in.  You get the point--kudos for all they've done.  If I was going to another old wine, old vine, sure.&nbs Read More

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  • Notes, we need notes!Seems like it's been forever since I popped a Bedrock ... ... and reminds me a lot of Carlisle. Mouth is juicy, rich, round and lively with sweet fruit, acidity and chalky tannins. The intense fruit holds on for a long time making this hard to put down. Just downright drinkably delicious right from pop'n'pour. 2013 Bedroc... Read More

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  • I kind of stumbled around and buried the lede there, but I was trying to say ... ... over time, if we assume Carlisle's numbers, that amount isn't perceptible to us, since it's not perceptible as a difference in new wine--absolutely no one would be able to tell you if the label is accurate or not.  I think wines that have any outsized trait t... Read More

    Forum post in the topic A Wine's ABV Over Time?

  • There was a conversation on WB started on this topic...I had always assumed alcohol dissipated over time slowly. I believe Mike Officer posted a range, referencing one of the 1st growth chateau in Bordeaux, of 0.3% - 0.8% every 20 years. That number sounded reasonable to me, but I'm not aware of the facts surrounding this.I kind of figure old wi... Read More

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  • 2011 Carlisle White Blend, 66% Semillon, 24% Muscadelle, 10% Chasselas Dore' (or Palomino, from 118 yr. old vines at Saitone Ranch, RRV). Not to be outdone, the Semillon comes from Monte Rosso, planted in 1886, and Pagani Ranch Muscadelle planted in 1920. You gotta be kidding me...I'm glad I looked this up after my first few sips. Talk about try... Read More

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  • These guys are being called upon to bring the Thanksgiving fun this ... car... ... car... 2009 Lannessan, 2009 Carlisle Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard, and a couple more I dug up but can't remember. Going cheap! Happy Thanksgiving all!P.S. That is a lovely 12.3% ABV listed on the Cameron ; Read More

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  • What's everyone opening?No cooking for me this year, but I'll be providing all the wines, probably 10-12 bottles. Have to make final cuts tonight but a couple bottles of Chardonnay, Beaujolais, and Pinot are in the mix.  Read More

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  • One of Sonoma's top zinfandel wineries welcomed a new member to the ... ... was previously held by the Carlisle group of wineries and vineyards. The vineyard was first planted in 1926 by Bernardo Montafi. Neighbor and fellow winemaker Tom Feeney used cuttings from Montafi's vines to plant his own zinfandel. In the 1980's the Montafi Ranch plot... Read More

    From the article Seghesio Completes Purchase of Russian River Valley Vineyard

  • Thanks OT.  Sandra just pointed out this Washington Post 'Wine' ... Oct 2014 that mentions the Carlisle Winery & Vineyards in Somona when they review the new documentary 'American Wine Story'.  We would like to see this movie.&nbs Read More

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