2004 Carlisle Zinfandel Carlo's Ranch


  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Russian River Valley
Drink between 2006 - 2011 (Edit)
CT89.9 72 reviews
Label borrowed from 2005
Label borrowed from 2006
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Community Tasting Notes 61

  • jlgnml wrote: 88 points

    October 5, 2016 - Lots of bright color , then a good nose. Then disjointed on the taste. Too much alcohol that did not integrate enough for the wine to survive. A bit disappointing.

  • MoscowVino Likes this wine: 90 points

    March 21, 2015 - Has peaked and is on a gentle downward glidescope, but is still capable of giving considerable pleasure. Attractive nose of blueberries, raspberries and vanilla extract; which continue on the very soft palate (picking up other dark berries as well), with almost nil tannins and low acid, and yet remains pleasurable and not out-of-whack despite imparting a sense of sweetness to boot. I have had over-the-hill, peaked highly-extracted California wines, which have been disjointed and unpleasant; this is not one of those. But it is clearly starting to get old and deserves an honorable end, so drink up soon.

  • JayAAllen wrote: 88 points

    September 20, 2011 - Poured and let breathe for about 15 minutes before drinking. The time in the glass was well worth it. Tannins that I'd detected in prior tastings were softer, letting the fruit come through.

  • JayAAllen wrote: 90 points

    June 25, 2011 - Great match with fettucine and a meat sauce. A little tight at first, but opened up relatively quickly.

  • Erik R. wrote:

    June 12, 2011 - Nice black looking appearance. Hot chocolate plum and blueberry nose. A very smooth, silky texture

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

    (Carlisle Winery Zinfandel Carlo's Ranch Russian River Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Carlisle
  • Varietal Zinfandel
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Carlo's Ranch
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Russian River Valley

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 110 (26%)
  • Consumed 320 (74%)

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