Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

Dupratt Vineyard Zinfandel

9.157 ratings
9.116 pro ratings
Mendocino Ridge, North Coast, California, USA
Zinfandel
Top Notes For
Chris MacLean

Complex and less blunt than 2 years ago, but still too ripe for me.

Complex and less blunt than 2 years ago, but still too ripe for me.

Sep 25th, 2020
Shay A
9.1

A few fun 4th Friday wines from tonight.

My first experience with this zin from Carlisle. When compared to the Linne Calado it shared the tabled with, this was slightly sweeter compared to tart/underripe. 100% Zin. Notes of squeezed boysenberries, candied black cherries, fig, raspberry chocolates jump from the glass. On the palate...wow! So tart! Cran-raspberries, currant, red plum, red sweet-tarts and black cherry preserves coat the mouth in a fairly dense profile.

A few fun 4th Friday wines from tonight.

My first experience with this zin from Carlisle. When compared to the Linne Calado it shared the tabled with, this was slightly sweeter compared to tart/underripe. 100% Zin. Notes of squeezed boysenberries, candied black cherries, fig, raspberry chocolates jump from the glass. On the palate...wow! So tart! Cran-raspberries, currant, red plum, red sweet-tarts and black cherry preserves coat the mouth in a fairly dense profile.

Dec 28th, 2019
Paul Mason

Too ripe and tasted over oaked to me. I drink a fair amount of older Carlisle and this is the first time I have encountered this. Hope it is just the bottle but probably my least favorite Carlisle Zin to date and only got more astringent after being open 24 and 36 hours.

Too ripe and tasted over oaked to me. I drink a fair amount of older Carlisle and this is the first time I have encountered this. Hope it is just the bottle but probably my least favorite Carlisle Zin to date and only got more astringent after being open 24 and 36 hours.

Jun 14th, 2019
Meg Herring

Really nice Zin but needed more time in bottle. ⏳

Really nice Zin but needed more time in bottle. ⏳

Jan 1st, 2019
Duane Mason

A very nice Zin. Nose of pepper but enough fruit concentrate to move it to the next level. Very nice with grilled pork chops and grilled tomatoes. Yes

A very nice Zin. Nose of pepper but enough fruit concentrate to move it to the next level. Very nice with grilled pork chops and grilled tomatoes. Yes

Apr 29th, 2017
Alex Hill

An excellent bottle of Zin, showing red berry fruit in spades with a mentholated backdrop of herbs and strong acid structure.

An excellent bottle of Zin, showing red berry fruit in spades with a mentholated backdrop of herbs and strong acid structure.

Jul 7th, 2016
Hugh O'Riordan

Spicy , earthy and a real zin. Just like I like. A little thin but good stuff

Spicy , earthy and a real zin. Just like I like. A little thin but good stuff

Nov 10th, 2020
Janet Coleman

2014 vintage has nice tart fruit with structure. Some tannins but balanced. Like it a lot!

2014 vintage has nice tart fruit with structure. Some tannins but balanced. Like it a lot!

Aug 28th, 2020
Kirk F
9.1

Always delicious, this one has a ripeness that, to me, suggests it isn’t going to get any better. Love these wines.

Always delicious, this one has a ripeness that, to me, suggests it isn’t going to get any better. Love these wines.

Mar 23rd, 2019
Todd Anderson

Fun! Port like - fruit balanced with dirt and depth.

Fun! Port like - fruit balanced with dirt and depth.

Jan 5th, 2019