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3 Ratings
Carlisle Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley

Wine Details

Varietal

Zinfandel

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2006 Vintage) Medium-dark to dark ruby. Delicious scents of red and black cherries are mixed with hints of iron, earth, and freshly roasted coffee beans. While full-bodied on entry, the petite sirah component quic...

Expert Reviews
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  • Ken's Wine Guide
    (2006 Vintage) Sometimes a wine just needs a little air to show off its best qualities. That was the case with this gem from Carlisle. This ruby red wine opens with an inviting spicy blueberry bouquet. Initially...
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2002 Vintage) Bright, deep ruby-blue. Explosive aromas of blackberry, tar, licorice and bitter chocolate. Dense and lush but also bright and lively, with intense, sweet flavors of blackberry, cassis and dark chocol...
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 132, May/June 2007 ($33) Dark ruby. Spicy blackberry and raspberry aromas are deepened by vanilla and smoked meat. Quite energetic on the palate, with vibrant red berry flavors, light tannins and a persistent, sweet finish. Strikes a balance of ripeness and freshness. "The 2005 vintage was so cool that the zins didn't need the acid shot of petite sirah that is often used," said Officer.
  • Ken's Wine Guide
    (2005 Vintage) Talk about a great first impression! This is the first time we have covered the Carlisle wines. This Syrah spoke volumes and we can’t wait to try the Zins. This very dark purple wine opens with a ...