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Carlisle Zinfandel Papera Ranch 2008

Carlisle Zinfandel Papera Ranch 2008

Zinfandel from Russian River, California

Price: $43.00
Item No. 113721
  • WS95
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 15.4%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

#19 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011

Medium-dark to dark ruby-purple. Alluring aromas of raspberry, citrus, cherry pit, and fraises des bois. On the palate, full-bodied but amazingly precise and focused with flavors of cherry, pomegranate, and marzipan. There's both balance and intensity here that can only come from old vines carefully farmed. Ample acidity in the finish dictates this wine will age well. Drink from release through 2018.

Critical Acclaim

"Shows incredible length, texture and structure, arriving with distinctive aromas of ripe raspberry and white pepper and finishing with complex flavors of huckleberry and loamy brown spices and fleshy tannins. Drink now through 2016. 349 cases made."
95 Points

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Learn About Carlisle

We are a small Sonoma County winery specializing in the production of old-vine, vineyard designated zinfandels and red Rhone varieties (syrah, grenache, mourvèdre, and petite sirah). While we like our wines to be bold, rich, and intensely flavored, each reflecting a sense of place, its origins in the vineyard, we also strive to create wines of balance, complexity, and perhaps most importantly, pleasure.

Learn About Russian River

The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...

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Learn About Zinfandel

Zinfandel(ZIN-fahn-dell) American Grape Zinfandel the American - or Californian - grape. Although it's not from America (Croatia has been named its origin), it does seem quite at home in the vineyards of California. During Prohibition, many Zinfandel vines survived as the high-yielding grape was popular both for home winemaking and communion wine, which is...

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