Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

Montafi Ranch Zinfandel

9.44 ratings
9.12 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
John Kemper

A near perfect drinking experience is the dark ruby '06 Carlisle Zinfandel 'Montafi Ranch'. It opens with an intoxicating bouquet of brambly dark berries, anise, cracked pepper and eucalyptus aromas. The best positive, comparative and superlative adjectives to describe the mouthfeel are smooth, smoother and smoothest. The unctuous mouth is flooded with all the sweetest and ripest dark fruit flavors imaginable. The finish is very long, rich and creamy with even more fruit and spice on the aftertaste. Dazzling stuff!

A near perfect drinking experience is the dark ruby '06 Carlisle Zinfandel 'Montafi Ranch'. It opens with an intoxicating bouquet of brambly dark berries, anise, cracked pepper and eucalyptus aromas. The best positive, comparative and superlative adjectives to describe the mouthfeel are smooth, smoother and smoothest. The unctuous mouth is flooded with all the sweetest and ripest dark fruit flavors imaginable. The finish is very long, rich and creamy with even more fruit and spice on the aftertaste. Dazzling stuff!

Jul 19th, 2015
John Kemper

A perfect match with our Slow-Cooker Pot Roast was the '06 Carlisle Zinfandel 'Montafi Ranch'. Scents of briery raspberries, pepper, smoky earth with hints of minerals and flowers teased the nose. Nice complexity with a penetrating persistence finish.

A perfect match with our Slow-Cooker Pot Roast was the '06 Carlisle Zinfandel 'Montafi Ranch'. Scents of briery raspberries, pepper, smoky earth with hints of minerals and flowers teased the nose. Nice complexity with a penetrating persistence finish.

Dec 26th, 2013
Eric Hwang

Eric had this 6 years ago

Eric had this 6 years ago

Oct 20th, 2013