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  • 2015 A. Rafanelli Zinfandel – USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley (11/29/2020)
    WIML91

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

    Dark garnet color, clear looking throughout. Nose of lavender, plum, boysenberry and pepper. Flavors of boysenberries balsamic, plums and cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now or hold. (91 points)

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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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  • 2005 Turley Zinfandel Pesenti Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (7/29/2020)
    WIML92

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

    Dark garnet color in the glass, a little dusty looking towards center. Nose of asphalt, pepper, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of dried plums, black cherries and black berries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (92 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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  • 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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  • 2012 A. Rafanelli Zinfandel – USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley (2/2/2020)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of smoke, Kirsch, black berries and soapstone. Flavors of plum, boysenberries and cherries. Medium acidity,medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drink now. (93 points)

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