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Date Printed: 7/11/2014
Carlisle Zinfandel Papera Ranch 2008
Carlisle Zinfandel Papera Ranch 2008
(search item no. 113721)
boutique wine
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 7/11/2014: $43.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

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.

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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.