(2003 Vintage) Carla's Vineyards, some over 100 years old, are mostly head pruned and dry farmed. They are located at the entrance to the San Francisco Bay in Contra Costa County, California. The sparse production per vine and the cool evening breezes produce perfectly ripe Zinfandel fruit. The vineyards are named after long-time grower Tony Cutino's daughter, Carla Meadows, who has been a superlative supporter of saving these heritage vineyards from the clutches of real estate developers. This wines possesses ...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2004 Vintage) High in ripeness and bakeshop smells combining chocolate with vanilla, sugary fluff and dried fruits, this wine is as over the top as its mates but lacks the central fruitiness that brings the better of them into enjoyable form. If you are looking for a wine in the style, there are better choices from Rosenblum and from other wineries as well.
Wine Advocate(2001 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 149 on Oct-03