Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

Papera Ranch Zinfandel

9.324 ratings
9.37 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Zinfandel
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.3

I’ve enjoyed a decent amount of Calisle zins and really enjoy their take (not overly jammy, balanced spice), but this was my first experience with this offering and it was very unique. The aromatics here don’t smell like Zin...more Syrah like. Funky nose. Blood orange and spicy rhubarb with red fruits and cardamom. On the palate it is crunchy and energetic, oozing black cherries and zesty citrus. Very intriguing. Thanks @Dan Fitzgerald .

I’ve enjoyed a decent amount of Calisle zins and really enjoy their take (not overly jammy, balanced spice), but this was my first experience with this offering and it was very unique. The aromatics here don’t smell like Zin...more Syrah like. Funky nose. Blood orange and spicy rhubarb with red fruits and cardamom. On the palate it is crunchy and energetic, oozing black cherries and zesty citrus. Very intriguing. Thanks @Dan Fitzgerald .

Oct 14th, 2019
Shawn R

Love the nose on the 12 better this edges out the 12 on the palate.

Love the nose on the 12 better this edges out the 12 on the palate.

Feb 5th, 2018
Max Reichwage

Drinking well

Drinking well

Nov 13th, 2016
Thomas Bauer

Papera Ranch on point today!

Papera Ranch on point today!

Dec 8th, 2015
Jody Scharf

Full Zin. Delightful.

Full Zin. Delightful.

Jan 3rd, 2018
Aaron Rankin

Very short in the tooth but so long in the finish. I've read it described as effortless and that's spot on. I will hold onto my other bottle for 5-15 years though.

Very short in the tooth but so long in the finish. I've read it described as effortless and that's spot on. I will hold onto my other bottle for 5-15 years though.

Mar 12th, 2016
JJ Lumia

Massive and complex. Black cherry, spice, tobacco and pepper. Secondary flavors dominate. A full and chewy wine with a high alcohol content that carries through on the long, hot finish. This is stunning, but not for the meek.

Massive and complex. Black cherry, spice, tobacco and pepper. Secondary flavors dominate. A full and chewy wine with a high alcohol content that carries through on the long, hot finish. This is stunning, but not for the meek.

Feb 4th, 2016
Chris Regina

Cherries and tobacco. Sweet red berries, vanilla oak, cranberries. Hints of mint. Ripe acidity. Vibrant. Young. Alcohol showing through. Not sure this wine gets better with age flavor wise, but will definitely calm and even out.

Cherries and tobacco. Sweet red berries, vanilla oak, cranberries. Hints of mint. Ripe acidity. Vibrant. Young. Alcohol showing through. Not sure this wine gets better with age flavor wise, but will definitely calm and even out.

Feb 2nd, 2016
Pat Sperry

Great zin , spicy, crisp, smooth & very well balanced, juicy blackberry and blueberry and raspberry fruit

Great zin , spicy, crisp, smooth & very well balanced, juicy blackberry and blueberry and raspberry fruit

Jan 28th, 2016
Jean-Francois Pelletier

Young, fruity and delicious. Smooth body, grippy tannins and medium+ to long finish.

Young, fruity and delicious. Smooth body, grippy tannins and medium+ to long finish.

Jan 21st, 2016