Red

2012 Carlisle Zinfandel Saitone Ranch

Zinfandel

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Russian River Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 64

  • mac-eye Likes this wine: 94 points

    April 25, 2019 - Really good zin! The influence of the non-zin grapes from the field blend is subtle and perfectly balanced. Hitting its peak now. It would be nice to see how it develops over several more years, but I don't have any more of this year. Group tasted in a horizontal with 2012 Papera. Both were great, most people preferred the Saitone. The Papera is a little sweeter, which some like better, but I prefer the Saitone.

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

    April 8, 2019 - 93+ Smooth and Seductive accompanied with rich and mouth coating texture.

  • GARDEN Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 4, 2018 - I drank this wine over three nights, vacuum sealing between meals. I rated the wine 91 on the first two nights and 92 on the third night.

  • Slaz wrote: 90 points

    July 21, 2018 - At 15.7% alc, it tasted best slightly chilled and decanted. Lots of ripe fruit, with some good acidity. Not particularly impressive, nor memorable enough. Atypical Carlisle relative to most other Carlisle blends.

  • GoBlue2002 Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 12, 2018 - Ready to go on PnP (unusual for a Carlisle).
    Spice, bramble, dark red fruit, and a long silky finish (got a love RRV fruit).
    This is a big boozy wine, and it hit the spot tonight.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 7 (1%)
  • In Cellars 404 (40%)
  • Consumed 611 (60%)

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