Red

2009 Carlisle Zinfandel Papera Ranch

Zinfandel

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Russian River Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 169

  • 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.

  • Wine Poor Likes this wine: 93 points

    June 8, 2019 - This is my last bottle so I’m using the Coravin to try to stretch it out over a few weeks.
    Delicious dark fruit and earthy notes on the palate.
    Huge bouquet of fruit compote.
    Great wine

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • buckeye76 Likes this wine: 93 points

    May 11, 2019 - Delicious zinfandel with rich, concentrated fruit, black raspberries, black cherries, blackberries, and plums, and hints of licorice and earthiness. Well balanced wine with a smooth medium to long finish.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Badfish Likes this wine:

    March 27, 2019 - Carlisle once occupied a large portion of my cellar but that is no longer the case due to palate shift. This is one of the lone bottles from a case that survived the cull. These wines are not my style but they clearly occupy the apex of the big Zin pyramid. Overripe, heady, alcoholic, but so so seductive with creme de cassis, slate, creosote, olive tampenade, licorice, lavender. The palate is sweet with earthy spice driven berry compote, supple tannins, and crisp acidity. Carlisle has always structured their wines so well, this expression is no exception. Their wines are exceedingly ripe but they have always pulled off the style well.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • michigan dogs Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 19, 2019 - Still drinking well but passed it's drinking window so I took it to our Tuesday tennis league where the 4 of us enjoyed an aged Zin. Everyone enjoyed it. I thought it was a little on the sweet side, but still very nice.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Antonio Galloni
    The Best of Sonoma (Feb 2012) (link)

    (Carlisle Zinfandel Papera Ranch Russian River Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Josh Raynolds
    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 4 (0%)
  • In Cellars 522 (28%)
  • Consumed 1,320 (72%)

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Skillet lasagna w/ Sausage, Thanksgiving Dinner

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