Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

Montafi Ranch Zinfandel

9.320 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Zinfandel
Top Notes For
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
Joe Gillies

Pnp and drinking so well now. This is an amazing example of a zinfandel. Perfectly balanced between black & blue fruits, and spice. A few years of aging has done marvels for this wine.

Pnp and drinking so well now. This is an amazing example of a zinfandel. Perfectly balanced between black & blue fruits, and spice. A few years of aging has done marvels for this wine.

Mar 9th, 2019
Charles Garrison

Beautiful coloration, initially shy aromatics that opened up by 2nd pour with dark, expressive fruits, lovely, though not heavy dark fruits in the palate with pleasing finish

Beautiful coloration, initially shy aromatics that opened up by 2nd pour with dark, expressive fruits, lovely, though not heavy dark fruits in the palate with pleasing finish

Sep 4th, 2018
Aaron Rankin

Very young. Per a 2009 Carlisle I last last night, give this 5 more years. After a two hour decant this just started to show, just in the nose.

Very young. Per a 2009 Carlisle I last last night, give this 5 more years. After a two hour decant this just started to show, just in the nose.

Jun 3rd, 2018
John Van Trijp

4th of July tasting

4th of July tasting

Jul 4th, 2017
Jennifer Rondholz

Sweet Cherries and Pomegranate. Rich

Sweet Cherries and Pomegranate. Rich

Jul 29th, 2016
Ryan Johnson

This is the prettiest, although hefty, zin I have had, ever. It's a berry fruit overload at entry, but tannin and youthful acidity bring it home with a peppery symphony. I want more of this. Great with BBQ.

This is the prettiest, although hefty, zin I have had, ever. It's a berry fruit overload at entry, but tannin and youthful acidity bring it home with a peppery symphony. I want more of this. Great with BBQ.

Jul 17th, 2016
Michael Cowan

An extraordinary wine pepper, fruit, depth

An extraordinary wine pepper, fruit, depth

Jun 18th, 2016
Pat Sperry

Young but good potential, lighters than expected, strawberry, raspberry fruit, well balanced, WS 96

Young but good potential, lighters than expected, strawberry, raspberry fruit, well balanced, WS 96

Jun 9th, 2016