Red

2012 Carlisle Zinfandel Papera Ranch

Zinfandel

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Russian River Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 148

  • Castle Peak wrote: 94 points

    April 14, 2019 - PNP and was spectacular. Complex structure, intensity and lovely fruit in perfect harmony. Not sure how to improve on this.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • BHRH Likes this wine: 95 points

    April 6, 2019 - Wow!! Glad this had a good decant (1.5hrs) because it needed it. We were rewarded with an exciting, exuberant zin that was close to the great old zins of Ravenswood and Ridge. Killer sweet black raspberry on the nose without being cloying. Maybe a touch of licorice. Long, complex boysenberry and black raspberry fruit on the palate with nice but not bracing acidity and a super finish with just a touch of heat. Best Zin i've had this year! has the structure for another 2-5 years if stored properly.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • dsimmons Likes this wine: 94 points

    March 10, 2019 - This took an hour or so to come together but when it did it was wonderful. Drank with spaghetti and meatballs. Loads of dark fruits, licorice, chocolate. Drink or hold.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Charlie C Likes this wine: 94 points

    March 2, 2019 - Zin the way it ought to be. The nose shouts out it's a zin with blackberries and a dark earthy note. A burst of bramble fruit on the palate, blackberries and raspberries. A nice spice note. The fruit stays rich across the palate. Firm tannins, great acidity and balance. Finishes long, sweet (not RS) and spicy. Should drink well for another 3 or 4 years at least.

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

    February 22, 2019 - This is the 6th time I have tasted this wine. See my prior notes.

    3 people 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 664 (40%)
  • Consumed 966 (59%)

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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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