Tasted over 3 days - consistent throughout (vacuvin'd and stored in fridge overnight). More open and rich than I thought it would be, given the character of other 2011 Carlisle's I've tried. An interesting red-fruited tartness to counter the richness. Drinking rather seamlessly at this point. Excellent Carlisle zin yet again.
Not sure if it was my palate, bottle shock, or an off bottle or what, but this bottle showed much better than the bottle I opened a couple of months ago. There was some subtle oak, and the wine as a whole was beautiful and expressive, showing a nice core of dark fruit and good balance and depth. Fantastic accompaniment to BBQ pork spare ribs.
Lots of primary fruit, fairly ripe, but balanced by abundant acidity. Love the field blend character of this wine. There are so many flavors going on throughout the palate. My first taste of a Two Acres bottling and I'm not disappointed, though I think this will really improve with a few years on it at least.