2013 Carlisle Zinfandel Old Vines

Community Tasting Note


89 Points

Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 15.7% abv.
This has come together since my last bottle about three years ago, with the oak integrating a bit and the tannin and structure resolving as well. Very rich and brooding, full through the mid-palate, and with a heavy mouthfeel. The strong oak signature on this rose above all -- really not my preference. Stood up very well to the BBQ pork ribs and grilled chicken. Overall, this was very good, and the extra time in bottle helped quite a bit, but this is the heavier side of Carlisle Zin, and I prefer the lighter side.

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