Carlisle Winery & Vineyards Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2010

$34.99

Fantastic new Zin release from Carlisle, one of our favorite small producers!  Very limited - only 292 cases produced.92 Points Wine Spectator: "Elegant and sleekly structured, yet with a bright backbone of complexity and ripe tannins.  Offers lively black raspberry and spicy vanilla aromas that lead to supple flavors of black cherry and licorice.  Drink now through 2014....Mike Officer is quickly rising to the top of the qualitative pyramid when it comes to Zinfandel, and, more recently, Petite Sirah and Syrah. Working from old vine Zinfandel vineyards in Dry Creek, Sonoma, and Russian River, he is giving some of Napa’s top-notch Zinfandel producers, such as Biale and Turley, a run for their money."

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Ratings on Delectable

Martin Redmond Delectable Pro

Nearly opaque ruby black color with aromatic brambly black and red fruits, baking spices aromas. On the palate it's medium bodied with very good acidity and ample concentrated black cherry, blackberry, plum and spice flavors. Long satisfying finish. 15.7% alcohol, but doesn't drink like it... 46%Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, Teldeschi Ranch; 21% Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, Mounts Ranch;19% Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, Oddone Vineyard; 8% Dry Creek Valley Grenache, Teldeschi Ranch; 6% Dry Creek ValleyPetite Sirah, Del Carlo Ranch

Nearly opaque ruby black color with aromatic brambly black and red fruits, baking spices aromas. On the palate it's medium bodied with very good acidity and ample concentrated black cherry, blackberry, plum and spice flavors. Long satisfying finish. 15.7% alcohol, but doesn't drink like it... 46%Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, Teldeschi Ranch; 21% Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, Mounts Ranch;19% Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, Oddone Vineyard; 8% Dry Creek Valley Grenache, Teldeschi Ranch; 6% Dry Creek ValleyPetite Sirah, Del Carlo Ranch

9.2

Virgil Smaltz

Nice Zin with Easter turkey...

Nice Zin with Easter turkey...

9.3

Steve Anderson

Very tight on opening, but outstanding on 2nd and 3rd night.

Very tight on opening, but outstanding on 2nd and 3rd night.

9.1

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