Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

Piner-Olivet Ranches Zinfandel

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

BBQ & Zin night!

Intoxicating bouquet. Boysenberry, clove, baked mixed berry pie and roasted plum. Small hint of oak but it’s not dominant. Love the aromatics here. It’s powerful without being heavy. The palate shows ripe red, blue and black fruit with sandalwood and a gumminess...I know that’s odd, but the notes aren’t heavy enough to be purely fruit driven. Blackberry jam for just a touch at the finish and then it softens before becoming an overly jammy wine. Power and finesse here. Wonderful.

BBQ & Zin night!

Intoxicating bouquet. Boysenberry, clove, baked mixed berry pie and roasted plum. Small hint of oak but it’s not dominant. Love the aromatics here. It’s powerful without being heavy. The palate shows ripe red, blue and black fruit with sandalwood and a gumminess...I know that’s odd, but the notes aren’t heavy enough to be purely fruit driven. Blackberry jam for just a touch at the finish and then it softens before becoming an overly jammy wine. Power and finesse here. Wonderful.

Jan 31st, 2019
Patrick Derdeyn

Mike Officer wanted to create a blend that represents the 3 unique old vine vineyards in the Piner-Olivet crossing of the Russian River Valley. This is the first vintage and what a success. This is just insanely good and represents everything there is to love in RR zin. A field blend of everything from all 3 vineyards it’s rich and lush, full of black fruits but balanced by acidity and never heavy and not clocking above 15%. A real show of great terroir, old vines, and fine winemaking.

Mike Officer wanted to create a blend that represents the 3 unique old vine vineyards in the Piner-Olivet crossing of the Russian River Valley. This is the first vintage and what a success. This is just insanely good and represents everything there is to love in RR zin. A field blend of everything from all 3 vineyards it’s rich and lush, full of black fruits but balanced by acidity and never heavy and not clocking above 15%. A real show of great terroir, old vines, and fine winemaking.

Aug 26th, 2018
Deborah M

Really lovely Russian River Zin. Not a heavy weighty Zin. Presents with ripe dark fruit fruit and cherries prominent. Baking spice on finish. Not overly jammy. RR Zin at its best.

Really lovely Russian River Zin. Not a heavy weighty Zin. Presents with ripe dark fruit fruit and cherries prominent. Baking spice on finish. Not overly jammy. RR Zin at its best.

Dec 13th, 2019
Matt Trader

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Apr 10th, 2019
Brian McMahon

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9.3

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Aug 4th, 2018
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May 1st, 2020
John Stabe

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Dec 1st, 2019
Jon Haupt

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May 10th, 2019