93% zinfandel, 7% mixed blacks
The Carlisle Vineyard was planted in 1927. As was tradition with the vines are head pruned and are farmed sustainably.
After a five-day cold soak, the must was inoculated with two different strains of yeast
After completing the fermentation the wine was moved to French oak- 25% new.
Red Mulberry, Cassis, tobaccoand fresh tilled loam exude from the glass. Perfect balance with silken texture, Zinfandel flavors. Gentle tannins and classic old vine Zinfandel flavors of brambled red fruits and spice.
Supple and refined, with floral blueberry, mint and clove aromas and layered black raspberry and savory pepper flavors that take on complexity on the finish. Drink now through 2027. 788 cases made.
A gorgeous wine, the 2015 Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard is bright and punchy, with plenty of red cherry, raspberry and floral notes pushed forward. Silky and racy in the glass, this mid-weight Zinfandel is impeccable. The Carlisle is super-finessed in 2015. As usual, the Carlisle is predominantly Zinfandel, with about 12% mixed white and black grapes (a total of 40 varieties), all co-fermented.
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