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  • 2014 Carlisle Zinfandel Old Vines – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (11/18/2020)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 90 minutes.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of monkey glue, currants, plums and black berries. Flavors of black raspberries, cherries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (91 points)

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  • 2011 Carlisle Zinfandel Hayne Vineyard – USA, California, Napa Valley (9/6/2020)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 90 minutes.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Kirsch, lavender, black pepper and black berries. Flavors of Kirsch, black berries, black currants and dried plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (93 points)

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  • 2015 Carlisle Zinfandel Sonoma County – USA, California, Sonoma County (8/2/2020)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 60 minutes before putting screw cap back on to try the next day.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Kirsch, loganberry, black pepper and dark plum. Rich and chewy flavors of black currants, dark plums and black raspberries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (91 points)

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  • 2015 Carlisle Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (7/1/2020)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 2-3 hours.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of black pepper, aspirin, melted black licorice and Ricola cough drops. Flavors of black berries, plums and black raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2015 Carlisle Zinfandel Limerick Lane Vineyard – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (5/22/2020)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of perfume, cranberries and red berries. Flavors of Bing cherries, red raspberries and red plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2018 Carlisle Grüner Veltliner Steiner Vineyard – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Mountain (4/28/2020)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lychee, quince, apricot and a bit of tangerine. Flavors of tangerine, cherry wasser and minerals. Medium to bright acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2011 Carlisle Zinfandel Montafi Ranch – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (3/22/2020)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of flowers, black berries and black raspberries. Flavors of raspberries, cherries and strawberries. Medium to tart acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (92 points)

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  • 2014 Carlisle Zinfandel Old Vines – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (2/2/2020)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 3 hours.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of cocoa powder, blueberries, flowers and plums. Flavors of red raspberries, cherries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. (91 points)

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  • 2010 Carlisle Syrah James Berry Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (1/28/2020)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of cassis, smoked meat, black berries and plums. Flavors of Bing cherries and plums framed over an earthy finish. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now. Held up better than the Bennett from the same producer and vintage. (93 points)

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  • 2010 Carlisle Syrah Bennett Valley – USA, California, Sonoma County, Bennett Valley (1/19/2020)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Followed over about 3 hours.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of briar-patch, white pepper and boysenberries. Flavors of Bing cherries, boysenberries and plum. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (91 points)

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