2003 Carlisle Zinfandel
Sonoma County, California
 
WB Rating: 90

 
Alcohol by volume: 15.8%
Price at time of purchase: $24.99 (K&L)
 
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): Zinfandel with small amounts of Alicante Bouchet and Petite Syrah.

Only 375 cases of this wine were made, using grapes from both Dry Creek and Russian River appellations. In common with some Turley Zins we've tried, this extremely high-alcohol wine tasted completely in balance and almost elegant in nature. There's probably a megaton of tannin in it, but there's so much soft, succulent chocolate-tinged cherry/blackberry fruit that it's barely noticeable. Good spiciness, round mouth feel, long finish. Fairly priced for the high quality level. - HK 2005-10-22

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[derrald  2006-01-03] real junk  User Rating: 50.