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Community Tasting Notes (53) Avg Score: 91.0 points

  • The nose was exotic and spicy, showing black fruit and plum, with a remarkable freshness mixed with ripe intensity. On the palate, this wine radiated elegance and class with juicy mixed berry fruit, which was sometimes sweet and sometimes tart, followed by inner floral and herb tones. Ripe cherry lingered through the refreshing finish. It's remarkable in it's balance and sheer drinkability.

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  • Danish Invasion - part V(?): showing wonderfully tonight. Big bold wine with plums and black fruit mixing into the spicy and ripe notes. Amazing balance for a 16% wine. Ripe mid with great acidity and a still a tannic grip. With all the power - this is not jammy by any means and carries itself with impressive class. ( btw this is a "field blend" with 82% Zin and 18% others)

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  • Ah yes...Echoes of Mike' efforts...yeah, that's not a bad descriptor! Ripe, somewhat unbalanced, but a very fine Zin/ (and other goodies in the blend, per the label). Huge finish, lingering, forces you to remember each sip/glug(!).

    His more recent efforts are semi-faint echoes of this vintage, much more refined...15.9%, fer gawsh sakes. Yet drinking this tonight over three hours it showed all the strengths of his wines and wine-making skills compared to what was offered in '07, to say nothing of the 6+ vintages previously. While it doesn't compare that favorably to more recent Pietro's vintages, which are more structured and vyd -driven (vs winemaker-driven) this is nice enough for a hot August Saturday nite with grilled NY steaks. Thanks, Mike!

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  • Great Zin. Hot - mellowed out after a couple of hrs. Lots of fruit.

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  • As often happens with Carlisle, this wine pleased much more in a tasting of many special bottles--total crowd pleaser. Drinking very well now with a few more good years, I'm certain.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Carlisle Winery Zinfandel Pietro's Ranch Russian River Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/6/2012, (See more on 92 points

    (Carlisle Zinfandel Pietro's Ranch) Dark red violet color; cinnamon, spicy plum nose; ripe berry, dried berry, tart blackberry, boysenberry palate; medium-plus finish 92+ points

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