Carlisle Russian River Valley Saitone Vineyard Zinfandel

2012 / 750 ml. | Item #: 39964

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Primary Grape: Zinfandel | All Grapes: 97% Zinfandel, 3% Alicante Bouschet, Grand Noir and Petit Bouschet

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Critical Acclaim

WE94 Wine Enthusiast 5/1/2015

"Interplanted to Carignane, Alicante Bouschet and Grand Noir, this Zin vineyard hails back to 1895, a grande dame in the region, and is farmed by Ulises Valdez. The meticulous farming and winemaking are in full view, the wine velvety in blueberry and boysenberry fruit, while well-honed tannins and a full body announce its presence. On the finish is a satisfying streak of black licorice and pepper. Cellar through 2022." (94 pts.)

ST93 Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar May/Jun 2014

"Opaque ruby. Sexy, highly perfumed aromas of red and dark berry liqueur, potpourri and Asian spices, with a bright mineral nuance adding lift. Large-scaled yet lithe on the palate, offering intense black raspberry and blueberry flavors given spine by a strong mineral quality. Finishes supple and long, with dusty tannins coming up slowly." (93 pts.)

VN92+ Vinous Feb 2014

"The 2012 Zinfandel Saitone Ranch stands out for its sense of detail and pure nuance. Constantly changing in the glass, the 2012 offers up an appealing mélange of black fruit, violets, spices, licorice and mint, all in a resonant, expressive style that is immensely appealing. I expect this supple highly expressive wine will drink well right out of the gate. The blend is 97% Zinfandel and 3% mixed blacks." (92–94 pts.)

SP92 Wine Spectator Web only – 2015

"Rich and ripe, yet nicely structured, with floral raspberry and strawberry aromas and bold, jammy flavors of cherry pie, Asian spice and sage, balanced by a core of fresh acidity and lively tannins. Drink now through 2021. 456 cases made." (92 pts.)

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More Information
SKU 39964
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Carlisle Russian River Valley Saitone Vineyard Zinfandel
Country United States
Region California
District Sonoma County
Product Location - Location-Appellation Russian River Valley
Package Size 750 ml.
Packaging - Non-Standard and Special N/A
Proof/Alcohol by Volume N/A
Brand Carlisle
Brand URL N/A
Bottles per Case 12
Spirit/Port Style N/A
Vintage 2012
Bin Location N/A
Free Shipping N/A
Critical Acclaim N/A
Premier Pick No
Awards and Accolades N/A
Awards Description N/A
Spec. Designation N/A
Organic Description N/A
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) 97% Zinfandel, 3% Alicante Bouschet, Grand Noir and Petit Bouschet
Primary Grape Zinfandel
Body N/A
Finish N/A
Food Pairing N/A
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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