Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

Carlisle Vineyard Zinfandel 2018

Delectable Wine
9.7

The 2018 Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard is even better from bottle than it was from tank last year. What a wine! In 2018, the Carlisle Zinfandel is off the charts. Exotic floral notes, crushed red berry fruit, spice and wild flowers give the 2018 magnificent inner sweetness and perfume that just gains in intensity with time in the glass. The blend of 86% Zinfandel and 14% Mixed Blacks works so well. For readers who want to know why 2018 is so magical in the Russian River and Sonoma more broadly, the 2018 Carlisle pretty much sums it up. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2021)
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Yorkville Highlands Petite Sirah 2006

2006 Vintage. 15% Alcohol. This is at it’s peak and a great Petite Sirah! Tannins resolved and lots of blueberry and blackberry fruit with smooth mouthfeel for a PS. Great job Mike Officer! — a month ago

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Limerick Lane Vineyard Zinfandel 2013

Nose reminds me of an Old Fashioned cocktail. On the palette, the primary fruit has mostly faded to an umami richness of licorice, juicy steak, and a drop of whiskey with orange zest. Med acid and tannin. Quite enjoyable, but for my taste I prefer younger, fruity Zins. Follow up: apparently this vineyard produces dark, brooding, un-fruity Zins. — 3 months ago

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Carlisle stuff is so well-crafted. Great smoke & rich berry. Beautiful blueberry nose. Easily could sit another 3-5yrs. — 2 months ago

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The Integral Sonoma County Red Blend 2015

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Palisades Vineyard Petite Sirah 2013

PNP, Excellent Petite Sirah from Mike Officer & his Carlisle Winery! Big wine, not for thin herbal fans, this is a Great teeth 🦷 staining concentrated wine! Cheers 🍇🍷👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 — 3 months ago

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