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Zorah Karasi Areni Noir 2013

8.934 ratings on Delectable
$42

The details of the Zorah property read like something of a fantasy. The vines are clones of the indigenous Areni Noir taken directly from a local monestary that dates to the 13th century, planted on their original rootstock at over 4,500 feet in elevation. The wines are partially aged in old Armenian amphorae, buried in the ground and sealed with wax. This is all especially intriguing, but the wines are even more so. One smell and sip of the Zorah's Karasi and you know that you're not facing a wine like anything you've ever had before.

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Zorah
Armenia
Areni
750ml

Ratings on Delectable

Robbie Ward Delectable Pro

Hugely interesting. Areni Noir grape. Amphora aged (Karasi is Armenian for Amphora apparently) Wild and spicy. Bitter cherry in full flow. All reigned in quite beautifully though. Somewhere between a ripe Pinot and a Northern Rhone Syrah. Classy

Hugely interesting. Areni Noir grape. Amphora aged (Karasi is Armenian for Amphora apparently) Wild and spicy. Bitter cherry in full flow. All reigned in quite beautifully though. Somewhere between a ripe Pinot and a Northern Rhone Syrah. Classy

8.8

Adam Plotkin Delectable Pro

Herbs, spice and darker fruits. #TexSom

Herbs, spice and darker fruits. #TexSom

8.5

Charlie Evans Delectable Pro

Really cool white pepper thing going on in the back end of this.

Really cool white pepper thing going on in the back end of this.

9.1

Alder Yarrow Delectable Pro

Wine Blogger Vinography

Oh yeah. Armenia rocks. Berries and smoke and leather and earth. Touch of oak.

Oh yeah. Armenia rocks. Berries and smoke and leather and earth. Touch of oak.

9.1

Christy Canterbury MW Delectable Pro

Master of Wine

Qite different from what I recall in the 2012, this is nonetheless as sophisticated. Seemingly with less oak than I recall, this has what I'd call a purposeful and delightful rusticity with bright red fruits, dried tobacco leaf and decided earthiness.

Qite different from what I recall in the 2012, this is nonetheless as sophisticated. Seemingly with less oak than I recall, this has what I'd call a purposeful and delightful rusticity with bright red fruits, dried tobacco leaf and decided earthiness.

9.1

Stephen Little Delectable Pro

Lush fruit, black pepper, good grip

Lush fruit, black pepper, good grip

9.0

Mark Lindzy Delectable Pro

My first Armenian wine, and it's quite tasty. Lots of fruit and earth, definitely red meat friendly.

My first Armenian wine, and it's quite tasty. Lots of fruit and earth, definitely red meat friendly.

8.9

Robbie Ward Delectable Pro

Full of intrigue. Lifted black fruits. Really spicy and fragrant. High acid, but balanced with a lovely earthy undertone. Lots to like.

Full of intrigue. Lifted black fruits. Really spicy and fragrant. High acid, but balanced with a lovely earthy undertone. Lots to like.

8.8

Emmanuel Cazes Delectable Pro

Très beau vin arménien

Très beau vin arménien

8.5

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Location

  • 606A West 28th Street
    New York, NY 10001

  • Monday-Friday: 11am-8pm
    Saturday: 12pm-6pm