Carlisle Winery & Vineyards Old Vines Russian River Valley Zinfandel 2013

Ratings on Delectable

Shay A Delectable Pro

BBQ & Zin night! Holds its 15.7% ABV really well. Would have never guessed. Heavier and spicier than the Carlisle Piner-Olivet it was next to. Age has given this a bit of a softened/older tobacco note. Plum, black cherry, overripe blackberries.

BBQ & Zin night! Holds its 15.7% ABV really well. Would have never guessed. Heavier and spicier than the Carlisle Piner-Olivet it was next to. Age has given this a bit of a softened/older tobacco note. Plum, black cherry, overripe blackberries.

9.3

Aaron Rankin

QPR like woah

QPR like woah

9.1

Steve Anderson

Second bottle opened for the Ladies' steak Night. I did get to sample this one. Plenty of fruit but not cloying or heavy. @Matt Austin nailed it in a previous post with "Comfort food in a glass." Great QPR to boot.

Second bottle opened for the Ladies' steak Night. I did get to sample this one. Plenty of fruit but not cloying or heavy. @Matt Austin nailed it in a previous post with "Comfort food in a glass." Great QPR to boot.

9.1

Charles Garrison

Amazing QPR...just amazing

Amazing QPR...just amazing

9.2

Justin Smith

Clove. Star anise. Warmth. The acid that holds this wine together is stunning. At 15.7 abv (shows a little on the nose, but more on the finish) this is not a shy wine. Kudos Mike for giving 0 F's and making balanced killer Cali old vine zin.

Clove. Star anise. Warmth. The acid that holds this wine together is stunning. At 15.7 abv (shows a little on the nose, but more on the finish) this is not a shy wine. Kudos Mike for giving 0 F's and making balanced killer Cali old vine zin.

9.0

Lamar Hannah

Note to self next offer max out!!! Very good!

Note to self next offer max out!!! Very good!

9.3

David Tashjian

Black fruit nose, youthful (obviously) well rounded with black fruit, tobacco, leather. Good Zin. Swigable.

Black fruit nose, youthful (obviously) well rounded with black fruit, tobacco, leather. Good Zin. Swigable.

9.0

Pat Sperry

Very tasty, $26 @ Btle. Barn

Very tasty, $26 @ Btle. Barn

8.9

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