Red

2009 Carlisle Zinfandel Papera Ranch

Zinfandel

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Russian River Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 170

  • texaswinelover wrote:

    July 18, 2020 - Absolutely stellar bottle. Perfect condition, everything anyone wants in a zin. 15.4% etoh, balanced impeccably, deep deep rich fruit, wild and briary with underbrush and forest floor. Lingering finish that goes for 45 seconds. My favorite zin vineyard from Carlisle.

  • mdahar wrote: 94 points

    March 14, 2020 - This is a great bottle I do not see it getting any better. Has a huge of brown around the edge. Still a tad hot but balance with acid

  • btock Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 14, 2019 - From Magnum. This was a special bottle. With grapes picked on the day my daughter was born, I had saved a Mag of it until she turned 10. Found the right night to open it with several Carlisle fans and it did not disappoint. WOTN from several in the room and great depth of flavor and balance. I make a point of not aging my zins much past 6yrs from vintage date so I was worried that this may have turned to the dark side, but those worries were misplaced. Beautiful and right in the zone. Deep rich purple fruits, bit of loam, nice mellow fragrance. Such a pleasure to have a special bottle perform. The other surprise was I had kept the bottle in its original tissue paper wrapping, which I only took off before serving, and underneath was a hand written Happy Birthday note on the bottle from Mike O. to my daughter that I had unknowingly had in my cellar for 8 years!

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  • Castle Peak wrote: 91 points

    December 9, 2019 - Still very good, but maybe getting a little long in the tooth.

  • dsimmons Likes this wine: 90 points

    July 16, 2019 - Last bottle. Delicious but maybe a little tired. Drank with grilled brats. Still plenty of fruit but a little pruney.

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    The Best of Sonoma (Feb 2012) (link)

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    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Carlisle
  • Varietal Zinfandel
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Papera Ranch
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Russian River Valley
  • UPC Code 110915500004

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 476 (26%)
  • Consumed 1,373 (74%)

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Skillet lasagna w/ Sausage, Thanksgiving Dinner

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