Original
5 Ratings
Carlisle Zinfandel Sonoma County

Wine Details

Varietal

Zinfandel

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2006 Vintage) Dark ruby-purple. Red fruits (raspberries, cherries, and plums) are mixed with suggestions of chocolate and loamy earth. On the palate, full bodied with a mouth-counting richness that belies the acid...

Expert Reviews
  • Robert Parker
    (2005 Vintage) "The finest wine in this vintage is the stunningly rich 2005 Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard (86% Zinfandel and 14% mixed varietals such as Alicante Bouchet, Petite Sirah, etc.). The densest, richest cuvee, it shows striking minerality intermixed with blackberries, black raspberries, kirsch, pepper, and spice. There are 272 cases of this pure, full-bodied, intense Zinfandel. It is a candidate for Zinfandel of the year in this tricky vintage. Readers should not hesitate to get on Carlisle's mailing li...