Advertisement

Food Pairing Tags

Add My Food Pairing Tags

Community Tasting Notes (8) Avg Score: 90.5 points

  • last of the 2001s. as good as the first.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • this bottle while compared to the last one wasn't as fresh. nose had a lot of soy sauce and prunes. the taste is still good, heavy on acid, but less fruit in this one, making it just good.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • The cork was dry and disintegrated. this has been stored in a store standing up for quite some time. I was definetely worried this was gone. I had to strain the cork bits out of it. The color is purple with some grainy elements. The nose is alive - good sign. The taste was truly awesome. So happy this wasn't gone. The fruit and acidity balanced each other perfectly. There are dusty elements here but there are some strong dark zin fruits going at the same time. A nice balance and a 9 year old winner! there is some bricking as well.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • 16.4% alcohol. sonoma.

    i was so enamored by the alexander zin from this vintage earlier this weekend, that i just couldn't resist opening a cousin. and, what do you know? the alcohol is even bigger in this wine. so, if i like this wine, and i reveal that it isn't throwing off any heat, or that it's fruit filled instead of pruny, will you all recant the comments about how i waited to drink my 2000 carlisle zins too long? sure you will.

    there was a bit of VA on the initial nose that fortunately didn't hang around too long. it is a big boy, but in a rewarding way, and it went great with homemade pizza tonight. i liked the bold midpalate that was black fruit laden, and a finish that wasn't an alcoholic mess. i'm not ready to declare it on par with the 97 martinelli jackass hill, but a guy could do a helluva lot worse, and of course, i recently did.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • More enjoyable than the prior bottle, but still not the experience that I am used to with a Carlisle Zin. This followed/accompanied an '01 Turley OV and that might not have been the best comparison. Will revisit the rest of the bottle over the next 48 hours to see if this opens up and loses some of the rough edges.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

View all 8 Community Tasting Notes

What Do You Think? Add a Tasting Note

Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.

Add a Pro Review Add Your Own Reviews:
 

Report a problem with the information on this page.

$Where to Buy
powered by wine-searcher.com
×