Red

2012 Carlisle Zinfandel Papera Ranch

Zinfandel

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Russian River Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 156

  • GoBlue2002 Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 25, 2019 - This opened up with roaring aromatic fruit and then calmed down. Decanted for 1.5 hrs prior to drinking (I would not recommend this).
    Lots of bramble fruit, spice. Red, blue, purple berries. Sparkle on finish. Full bodied for a zin.
    Me - 92/93, Wife - 92

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • gzim wrote:

    August 14, 2019 - Served with some Rare Strips... big, layered lots of glycerin, olive tapenade and brambly ripe fruits.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • BHRH Likes this wine: 94 points

    August 4, 2019 - As soon as this was poured into the decanter I was overwhelmed by massive raspberry jam aromas! Came across as a very pure Zin extraction with deep raspberry and some blackberry fruits. After 2+ hours some subtle spice notes emerged but this continues to be a benchmark in modern Zin. Bravo Mike Officer!!

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Chainthroer wrote: 93 points

    July 10, 2019 - See prior notes.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Backdoctor wrote: 93 points

    June 15, 2019 - just a super good Zin. Popped and poured with pizza. Was fruit forward, balanced. You would NEVER know this was 15.4 abv Great wine

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Carlisle
  • Varietal Zinfandel
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Papera Ranch
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Russian River Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 11 (1%)
  • In Cellars 625 (38%)
  • Consumed 1,027 (62%)

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Community Recommendations

Goregeous wine. I can see why some people think cool climate Syrah when trying this blind, it does have a couple of similar charcteristics in that it is lighter in body sn, pizza, Simple Fish Salmon Kung Pao Brussel Sprouts

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