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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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  • 2011 A. Rafanelli Zinfandel – USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley (1/27/2020)
    WIML92

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

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lavender, cassis, black berries and plums. Flavors of boysenberries, black berries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (92 points)

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  • 2009 Saxum Paderewski Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (12/4/2019)
    WIML93

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

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of roasted meat, potpourri, candied plums and black berries. Flavors of black currants, dried plums and black cherries. Medium acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2011 Carlisle Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (11/10/2019)
    WIML93

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

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of saddle leather, thatch, floral notes and mixed dark fruits. Flavors of black berries, boysenberries and a hint of either red plum or red cherry. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I say drink now. (93 points)

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