Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

Carlisle Vineyard Zinfandel

9.114 ratings
9.24 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Zinfandel
Top Notes For
Patrick Derdeyn

The delectable review below is spot on. A great young Carlisle Vineyard built on a firm backbone, this will be one to improve for a number of years. As always this includes a number of interplanted and cofermented varietals for added depth and color. A beautiful wine year in and year out, showing off both the best of Zinfandel and of Russian River.

The delectable review below is spot on. A great young Carlisle Vineyard built on a firm backbone, this will be one to improve for a number of years. As always this includes a number of interplanted and cofermented varietals for added depth and color. A beautiful wine year in and year out, showing off both the best of Zinfandel and of Russian River.

Dec 11th, 2018
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9.4

A gorgeous wine, the 2015 Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard is bright and punchy, with plenty of red cherry, raspberry and floral notes pushed forward. Silky and racy in the glass, this mid-weight Zinfandel is impeccable. The Carlisle is super-finessed in 2015. As usual, the Carlisle is predominantly Zinfandel, with about 12% mixed white and black grapes (a total of 40 varieties), all co-fermented. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2018)

A gorgeous wine, the 2015 Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard is bright and punchy, with plenty of red cherry, raspberry and floral notes pushed forward. Silky and racy in the glass, this mid-weight Zinfandel is impeccable. The Carlisle is super-finessed in 2015. As usual, the Carlisle is predominantly Zinfandel, with about 12% mixed white and black grapes (a total of 40 varieties), all co-fermented. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2018)

Apr 26th, 2018
Patrick Derdeyn

Not as open as the 14s were in their youth. 15 is more structured where 14 was more plush. The petit sirah seems to show more in this vintage as black fruits and spice dominate. Drinks well with a couple hour decant, but this one is built for age.

Not as open as the 14s were in their youth. 15 is more structured where 14 was more plush. The petit sirah seems to show more in this vintage as black fruits and spice dominate. Drinks well with a couple hour decant, but this one is built for age.

Apr 3rd, 2018
Mickie Meinhardt

Like a steak tartare Zin: Medium bodied, a little bite, supple but with a nice full mouth. Smooth and with a surprisingly floral nose; black rose, black currant and some unripe cherry. Medium alcohol. Not what I’d normally drink but pleasant and drinkable.

Like a steak tartare Zin: Medium bodied, a little bite, supple but with a nice full mouth. Smooth and with a surprisingly floral nose; black rose, black currant and some unripe cherry. Medium alcohol. Not what I’d normally drink but pleasant and drinkable.

Mar 9th, 2018
Alex Moura

Dark, plush and fruit forward Zin that’s as tight as it is bold. Spice, pepper, and a little funk.

Dark, plush and fruit forward Zin that’s as tight as it is bold. Spice, pepper, and a little funk.

Dec 22nd, 2017
leon egozi

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Oct 21st, 2017
John Berghoff

John had this a year ago

John had this a year ago

Jan 18th, 2018
John Stabe

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John had this 2 months ago

Jan 30th, 2019
Lamar Hannah

Lamar had this 6 months ago

Lamar had this 6 months ago

Sep 10th, 2018
Mike D
9.2

Mike had this 9 months ago

Mike had this 9 months ago

Jul 1st, 2018