Might be the most backward of the carlisle vineyards recently. This vintage is still extremely young and the wine takes several hours to open and an initial raisin note blows off. It eventually reveals a wine that is light in texture but full of depth. This claret like wine is made up of over a dozen different grapes and it seems each one takes a turn showing its character in this wine. It’s a beauty but one that wont truly be ready for at least another 5 years. — 2 days ago
Monthly WTF wine group meet up. No true theme this month. Some wines tasted blind.
Tasted blind. Surprised this was a Zin...and only a few years old. Light in color. Not jammy or peppery. Medium acidity. Red, blue and black ripe fruits and cedar. Surprised it was 15.5 too. Also an old graham cracker note on the finish. Old school Zin. I called it older Spanish Tempranillo. Thanks @Jack Thompson — 7 days ago
A beautiful color of ruby with a wide brick/ orange rim.
Still very fruity on the nose with blackberries, blueberries, sweet cherries, figs, spices, cedar, vanilla, earth, leather, licorice, eucalyptus, pencil lead, black olives, dark chocolates, coffee, coke, spices and black pepper. What a great nose.
Medium plus in body, and elegant, with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, earth, licorice, cloves, herbs, wet leaves, vinaigrette, vegetables, dark chocolates, graphites, dark coffee, Indian spices and black pepper.
Medium plus on the finish with very little tannins and tangy strawberries.
This is a great experience. A very interesting Zinfandel from an iconic Winery in Napa Valley. Well balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food.
This 41 year old is still showing lots of fruits with great complexity. Very gentle and soft on the palate. Great mouthfeel.
Good right out of the bottle and died after 2.5 hours of airtime, so drink up. Soft tannins came out after 2 hours of airtime.
13% (unbelievable) alcohol by volume.
93 points. — 18 days ago