Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

Montafi Ranch Zinfandel

9.2132 ratings
9.128 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Zinfandel
Top Notes For
Brent Clayton

Finally they got me. A Carlisle I can appreciate. Huge boysenberry fruit, good acid, balanced. A little hot on the finish.

Finally they got me. A Carlisle I can appreciate. Huge boysenberry fruit, good acid, balanced. A little hot on the finish.

Sep 21st, 2018
Morgan Twain-Peterson

Winemaker Bedrock Wine Co., Partner Under the Wire

9.6

One of the best young wines from Carlisle I’ve had. Weighty but elegant fruit with classic montafi mint. Beautifully made wine.

One of the best young wines from Carlisle I’ve had. Weighty but elegant fruit with classic montafi mint. Beautifully made wine.

Apr 11th, 2018
John McClane

Saw this at K&L Wines in Hollywood and tried it based on Turley's comments. Darn good stuff.

Saw this at K&L Wines in Hollywood and tried it based on Turley's comments. Darn good stuff.

1 person found it helpfulMay 3rd, 2015
Tom Kobylarz

Proves again and agin why Carlisle is my favorite Zin producer. Perfectly balanced berry pie fruits mingle elegantly with supple tannins and a juicy mouthfeel.

Proves again and agin why Carlisle is my favorite Zin producer. Perfectly balanced berry pie fruits mingle elegantly with supple tannins and a juicy mouthfeel.

1 person found it helpfulJul 6th, 2013
Ryan Clark

2009 drinking well. Soft for a Zin, fruity and smokey nose, bit simple on palate, but lushness on palate is enjoyable.

2009 drinking well. Soft for a Zin, fruity and smokey nose, bit simple on palate, but lushness on palate is enjoyable.

Nov 29th, 2016
David Shaw

Good varietal character yet restrained. Medium extract in color, purple red. Slight raisin and fig in nose. Cherry flavor with fine tannins. Nice up-price Zin; me like very much

Good varietal character yet restrained. Medium extract in color, purple red. Slight raisin and fig in nose. Cherry flavor with fine tannins. Nice up-price Zin; me like very much

Apr 30th, 2016
Henrik Poulsen

Not a shy wine with plenty of stuffing and aromas that reminded me of A. Rafanelli Zins.

Not a shy wine with plenty of stuffing and aromas that reminded me of A. Rafanelli Zins.

Apr 9th, 2016
Jordan Gianelli

Score! Zinfandel without the jam. Firm expressions of both red and black fruits with a solid texture and mouthwatering acidity to balance it all out in the end. Well farmed and cared for in the cellar. No nonsense winemaking and Zinfandel that drinks like as a Nobel a red wine as any!

Score! Zinfandel without the jam. Firm expressions of both red and black fruits with a solid texture and mouthwatering acidity to balance it all out in the end. Well farmed and cared for in the cellar. No nonsense winemaking and Zinfandel that drinks like as a Nobel a red wine as any!

Nov 23rd, 2015
Brian Tuite

Baby killing!

Baby killing!

Oct 18th, 2015
Paul Mason

Still really nice but losing its fruit

Still really nice but losing its fruit

Jun 14th, 2014