Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

Montafi Ranch Zinfandel

9.323 ratings
9.33 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Zinfandel
Top Notes For
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
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
Jim Restrepo

Too acidic by itself . My bad

Too acidic by itself . My bad

May 26th, 2017
Anthony Lombardi

Carlisle Zins are never shy. They do bring a welcome bright vibrant character which balances the powerful blackberry character. There's a spicy lift to the aromatics which adds a layer to this. Excellent with BBQ.

Carlisle Zins are never shy. They do bring a welcome bright vibrant character which balances the powerful blackberry character. There's a spicy lift to the aromatics which adds a layer to this. Excellent with BBQ.

Feb 22nd, 2017
Lamar Hannah

Very food juice dark and smooth

Very food juice dark and smooth

Feb 19th, 2017
Mark Abellera

#3 in Tim Fish's 2016 Cal Zin ratings via Wine Aficionado and proves why

#3 in Tim Fish's 2016 Cal Zin ratings via Wine Aficionado and proves why

Jun 23rd, 2016
Janice Donyanavard

Rich and smooth.

Rich and smooth.

Oct 11th, 2015
Kevin O'Connor

Weekend wines

Weekend wines

Aug 17th, 2015
Anthony Lombardi

2013 Montafi. Full bodied, ready for some 4th of July BBQ. Carlisle wines have such a silky texture. Love what they do.

2013 Montafi. Full bodied, ready for some 4th of July BBQ. Carlisle wines have such a silky texture. Love what they do.

Jul 4th, 2015
Delectable Featured Wine

Blind reaction:
"Great old world rusticity. Clearly expertly made. A zin-lover's dream, great aromatics, dense, juicy fruit, strong backbone. This is a serious wine."

After the reveal:
"Of course! Mike Officer is a brilliant winemaker and ridiculously knowledgeable about vineyards. The deep fruit and earth flavor profile is classic Russian River Valley. This is one worth cellaring; it has all the complexity and power to age beautifully."

Blind reaction:
"Great old world rusticity. Clearly expertly made. A zin-lover's dream, great aromatics, dense, juicy fruit, strong backbone. This is a serious wine."

After the reveal:
"Of course! Mike Officer is a brilliant winemaker and ridiculously knowledgeable about vineyards. The deep fruit and earth flavor profile is classic Russian River Valley. This is one worth cellaring; it has all the complexity and power to age beautifully."

Apr 27th, 2015