Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

Sonoma County Zinfandel

9.0132 ratings
9.031 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Zinfandel
Top Notes For
Matt Austin

Assistant Winemaker at Darby Winery

9.2

Drinking much better than a year ago. The best Sonoma County bottling from Carlisle that I have come across. Tough to beat for the price.

Drinking much better than a year ago. The best Sonoma County bottling from Carlisle that I have come across. Tough to beat for the price.

Dec 27th, 2016
Martin Redmond

Violet color with black and red fruit, smoke, leather, spice and a bit of violet aromas. On the palate it's medium-bodied and fruit forward with a lush texture but its acidity and dusty tannins keep it on the rails. It shows black raspberry, black cherry, baking spice with hints of peppery spice with a long sweet finish. Blend of fruit from throughout Sonoma sourced form vineyards planted between 1895 and 1934 (except for the 2% Petite Sirah) 15% abv 672 cases. $25 SRP. Great QPR!

Violet color with black and red fruit, smoke, leather, spice and a bit of violet aromas. On the palate it's medium-bodied and fruit forward with a lush texture but its acidity and dusty tannins keep it on the rails. It shows black raspberry, black cherry, baking spice with hints of peppery spice with a long sweet finish. Blend of fruit from throughout Sonoma sourced form vineyards planted between 1895 and 1934 (except for the 2% Petite Sirah) 15% abv 672 cases. $25 SRP. Great QPR!

Dec 21st, 2016
Jeff Perlegos

Very fresh and a bit on the leaner side. Delicious #zinfandel

Very fresh and a bit on the leaner side. Delicious #zinfandel

May 21st, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

I don't open much #zinfandel at home but when I do its usually a #Carlisle. This was excellent, not weighty, wobbly or too jammy. Good acidity kept things fresh and snappy on the finish.

I don't open much #zinfandel at home but when I do its usually a #Carlisle. This was excellent, not weighty, wobbly or too jammy. Good acidity kept things fresh and snappy on the finish.

Feb 8th, 2016
Phil Stice

Dope

Dope

Sep 13th, 2015
Brandon Jamieson

Tasting room Lead/Wine Educator/Sommelier at The Winemakers Studio at Wente Vineyards

10

Jammy, and lush. Deep and intense flavors. Worth the money if you can find it!

Jammy, and lush. Deep and intense flavors. Worth the money if you can find it!

Jun 30th, 2015
Scott Herrmann

Sugar plum, grilled fennel, toasted oak.

Sugar plum, grilled fennel, toasted oak.

Jun 13th, 2015
Alex Hill

Sales Director Unti Vineyards

9.0

Outstanding Zinfandel for its price.

Outstanding Zinfandel for its price.

Jun 2nd, 2015
Paul Mason

Young and needs time

Young and needs time

Jan 10th, 2015
Martin Redmond

Violet color with blackberry, plum, spice aromas, and hints of stone fruit aromas. On the palate it's medium-bodied, and smooth with very good acidity and plum, blackberry, and spices. Interestingly, aromas at the bottom of the glass bring to mind peach cobbler. Medium-long finish.

Violet color with blackberry, plum, spice aromas, and hints of stone fruit aromas. On the palate it's medium-bodied, and smooth with very good acidity and plum, blackberry, and spices. Interestingly, aromas at the bottom of the glass bring to mind peach cobbler. Medium-long finish.

Jan 10th, 2015