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Red

2010 Carlisle Zinfandel Martinelli Road Vineyard

Russian River Valley more

2/28/2015 - joet626 Likes this wine: 88 points

Very light and smooth. Not a whole lot of fruit. Was not impressive. Finished 3rd of 5 zins in our blind tasting.

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2008 Carlisle Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard

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2/27/2015 - MLD70 Likes this wine: NR

WOTN for the group in a tasting of 10 Carlisle wines from 08-10 (3 syrah, 7 zins). Decanted 2.5 hours and it was really singing -- rich dark fruits, spice and a lot of complexity, without any noticeable alcoholic heat. Well done, Mike!

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2012 Carlisle Zinfandel Montafi Ranch

Russian River Valley more

2/28/2015 - rdf58 Likes this wine: 93 points

Better than last time and up to the outstanding level of previous Montafi bottlings. Juicy acidity, nice dark red fruits, medium body, well integrated oak. Fresh and vibrant. No need to hold off drinking this one.

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2012 Carlisle Zinfandel Saitone Ranch

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3/1/2015 - rdf58 Likes this wine: 91 points

Very tasty but seemed slightly disjointed at this point. Came together nicely after 24 hours. This should be a 92-93 point wine in 12 months.

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2011 Carlisle Three Birds

Sonoma County Red Rhone Blend more

2/28/2015 - DeadheadKurt Likes this wine: 90 points

Decanted for an hour. Nice aromas of raspberry and cherry that followed thru on the palette. Had with cheddar cheese and crackers for a nice Saturday afternoon snack. Very nice match. Would purchase again.

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Red

2009 Carlisle Syrah Cardiac Hill

Bennett Valley more

2/28/2015 - Mattshank wrote: 91 points

1 1/2 hour decant (mag decanter). Nose: Black fruits with really up front minerality. Slate mineral. Great nose. Palate: Good tannins and acid at 5 1/2 years with the black fruits and medium length finish. Last bottle and it's drinking great.

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Red

2009 Carlisle Zinfandel Papera Ranch

Russian River Valley more

2/28/2015 - Mtnmd1 Likes this wine: 92 points

Continues to drink well. A little more tempered on day 2 but well balanced. Good acidity/fruit.

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2007 Carlisle Two Acres

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2/28/2015 - oenophilemoose wrote: 91 points

This wine requires at least 4 hours in the decanter to fully blossom. It's a polygamist marriage of numerous varietals that all come together harmoniously. This finish deftly contains very fine tannins. I’m grateful there are not laws against polygamy in wine..

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2012 Carlisle Two Acres

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2/28/2015 - Ilikadajuice wrote: 93 points

Two day tasting. Just lovely on day 2. Suggest decant or two day tasting.

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White

2012 Carlisle The Derivative White

Sonoma County White Blend more

2/28/2015 - KristianT Likes this wine: 92 points

Very elegant. Lush fruit: pear and melon. Very smooth. Excellent wine that will go well with a wide range of food.

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Red

2010 Carlisle Two Acres

Russian River Valley Red Rhone Blend more

2/28/2015 - mtolerico Likes this wine: 91 points

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2012 Carlisle Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard

Russian River Valley more

2/28/2015 - calodo2011 Likes this wine: 91 points

Note to self (& all), give this child a bit more time in bottle until popping the second. Try the Papera & Bedrock soon to see if they also need more resting. A brick-like essence of pure fruit & minerality, almost bordering on Mourvedre. Once the tannins release the wine, it will feel like a dam bursting. It is close now as it teases the palate, but, once it is in full trot, this will be frigging phat.

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Red

2009 Carlisle Zinfandel Papera Ranch

Russian River Valley more

2/27/2015 - Nanda Likes this wine: 92 points

Big, bright red and blue fruit nose, with abundant smoked herbs, and baking spices. Palate features concentrated red fruit with bright, juicy acidity. Big fruit character but it's carried by a lively and fresh backbone. Intense, peppery finish.

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2012 Carlisle Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard

Russian River Valley more

2/27/2015 - Neras Likes this wine: 96 points

What an amazingly good wine. Great nose, intense complex flavours on the palate and a long finish. Dark, fruity and full-bodied!

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2008 Carlisle Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard

Russian River Valley more

2/26/2015 - Grape Stuff Likes this wine: 92 points

P&P and consumed over 2 hours. First glass opened up after about 15 minutes after the Vinturi. Mike O's wines never cease to impress and are always a killer QPR. Blue and black fruits, plum, with a touch of singed marshmallow flow through to a delectable mid-palate of smoked blue fruit, pepper, cinnamon, and sweet rhubarb (is that even a thing?) with a medium finish and just perfectly balanced. I adore Carlisle wines.

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2011 Carlisle Zinfandel Saitone Ranch

Russian River Valley more

2/26/2015 - Mike Dildine Likes this wine: 93 points

15% abv. Medium ruby red. Well developed aromatics. On the palate, raspberry, blueberry, bramble and spice. Excellent depth, length and mouthfeel. extremely enjoyable now and over the next decade or so.

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2012 Carlisle Zinfandel Bedrock Vineyard

Sonoma Valley more

2/26/2015 - Rktekt3 wrote: 90 points

Needs more time in the bottle. Hold another year or two.

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Red

2007 Carlisle Zinfandel Montafi Ranch

Russian River Valley more

2/25/2015 - tomlee wrote: 93 points

Violet in color. 14.9% ABV. Crazy good nose of jammy red fruits, tar and white pepper. Light on its feet with just enough acidity. Raspberry compote, strawberries, pepper and lavendar on the palate. Gritty tannins on a super finish. Ready to drink. Montafi is my favorite of the Carlisle single vineyard Zinfandel lineup.

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Red

2005 Carlisle Syrah Papa's Block

Russian River Valley more

2/22/2015 - tbone wrote: NR

Matured to perfection - all tannins have melted, very round and voluptious. Very delicious.

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Red

2010 Carlisle Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard

Sonoma Valley more

2/23/2015 - cubswinws Likes this wine: 92 points

Ruby red in color and incredibly soft and expressive red fruit profile. Really a nice zin drinking great right now.

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Red

2010 Carlisle Petite Sirah Dry Creek Valley

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2/22/2015 - rdf58 Likes this wine: 94 points

Inky dark purple. Muted aroma but lots of ripe blueberry fruit. Very smooth texture, supple tannins, lower acidity. Rich and supple with almost port-like flavors. No oxidation after 24 hours. Really outstanding stuff. Many years ahead but it might be too good to wait on. Too bad there's so little of it.

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Red

2007 Carlisle Syrah Russian River Valley

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2/23/2015 - galewskj wrote: 90 points

Consistent with previous note.

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Red

2012 Carlisle Three Birds

Sonoma County Red Rhone Blend more

2/22/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 92 points

Delicious round forward strawberry fruit, excellent structure, long finish, this is as good of a Three Birds as I have tasted.

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2012 Carlisle Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard

Russian River Valley more

2/22/2015 - MH Amateur wrote: 94 points

great nose, incredibly well balanced and smooth. Drank over 2 nights.

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2010 Carlisle Zinfandel Bedrock Vineyard

Sonoma Valley more

2/22/2015 - ravbik wrote: 92 points

Greatly improved with age. Became more concentrated with rich red fours shied through . Good stuff

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