2010 Carlisle Zinfandel Old Vines


  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Russian River Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 79

  • tomlee wrote: (92 points)

    September 7, 2017 - Violet in color. A touch cloudy. 15.9% ABV. A fifty fifty blend of Carlisle Vineyard and Montafi Vineyard after both were ravaged by the heat spike in 2010. Scrumptious nose of red and black fruits, flowers and white pepper. Full bodied with exquisite acidity. The balance is noteworthy. Plush and juicy. Raspberry compote, black cherry and more pepper on the palate. Well made Zinfandel from a grueling vintage. Drink over the next few years.

  • sawira wrote:

    March 12, 2017 - I've had bad luck with this bottling. Hot alcoholic mess, again. Very unusual for Mike's wines, so I assume this is an aberration.

  • night train Likes this wine: (90 points)

    February 17, 2017 - Consistent with a bottle seven months ago. Pretty tasty stuff, but with sufficient structure. Excessive acidity noted with previous bottle wasn't noticeable, possibly because of the accompanying food and possibly because it was finished off before the acidity became more prominent. Holding up just fine.

  • Ed B wrote: (91 points)

    November 11, 2016 - PnP as second wine of the night. No detailed notes. Big, smooth; odd, mellow but powerful spices.

  • night train Likes this wine: (90 points)

    July 3, 2016 - Opened about 45 minutes before tasting. Assertive nose - black and blue fruits, along with a healthy dose of vanilla. Big fruit on the palate, a rich texture, and a very good finish. Had a hint of citrus-like acidity that became more pronounced over the next 60 to 90 minutes. By the end of the bottle, the acidity had become the dominant flavor. Great with rich, fatty foods, but not that pleasant by itself. Probably has not yet reached its peak.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2012, IWC Issue #162 (link)

    (Carlisle Winery Zinfandel Old Vines Russian River Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Carlisle
  • Varietal Zinfandel
  • Designation Old Vines
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Russian River Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 287 (37%)
  • Consumed 493 (63%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Shrimp Tacos, Turkey Burger

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