Carlisle Winery & Vineyards Papera Ranch Zinfandel 2017

$49.99

98 Points - limited                           Limited new Zinfandel from Carlisle. 97 Points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2017 Zinfandel Papera Ranch comes from a site close to the Mancini Ranch and vines planted in 1934. Notes of plums, blueberries, violets, and earthy, herbal notes all flow to a full-bodied, incredibly deep, layered and concentrated 2017 that certainly makes the most of the vintage. With ripe tannins, remarkable purity of fruit, no hard edges, and flawless balance, it’s another gem in the vintage." 94 Points Wine Spectator: "A compelling wine that balances a distinct personality with a finely crafted texture and structure. Expressive and brambly black and red fruit pairs with toasty sage and exotic baking spice notes. Drink now through 2029. 1,000 cases made." Robert Parker: "...From humble beginnings in 1998, Carlisle continues to go from strength to strength, growing from a solid philosophy of sourcing mainly Zinfandel and Rhône varieties from ancient vineyards in Sonoma and further afield. So, most of the vines used by Mike and Kendall Officer were planted from 1888 to 1934. From 2013, they have their own winery in which to create their magic—the old Robert Mueller winery in Russian River Valley."

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Ratings on Delectable

Stuart Pollack

Classic Zinfandel, starting with powerful cherry-soda flavor and ending with strong spicy peppers. I am not a Zinfandel fan, but this bottle is one of the best.

Classic Zinfandel, starting with powerful cherry-soda flavor and ending with strong spicy peppers. I am not a Zinfandel fan, but this bottle is one of the best.

9.3

Dean Quintal

Good balance and nice acidity, blue fruits black fruits not Jamie whatsoever, Complex with a long finish. Tremendous age ability!

Good balance and nice acidity, blue fruits black fruits not Jamie whatsoever, Complex with a long finish. Tremendous age ability!

9.7

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