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2012 Carlisle - Zinfandel Sodini Vineyard

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SKU: 429799-2012-750-2B
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Appealingly brooding and briary, with bold black raspberry and anise aromas, offering deep, concentrated flavors of ripe blueberry, olive and smoky pepper. Best from 2016 through 2021. 402 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2016-2021
    Author: Tim Fish
  • Rating: 91

    Leased from Morgan Peterson's Bedrock Wine Co., the 2012 Zinfandel Sodini Vineyard comes from a site planted in 1905 with 95% Zinfandel and the rest Alicante Bouchet, Carignan, Trousseau and Petite Sirah. This well-made, deep ruby/purple-colored wine comes from a warm site on Limerick Lane. The wine possesses a lighter color than some of its siblings, along with attractive notes of red and black cherries, currants, cedarwood and spice box. Drink this medium-bodied, finesse-styled Zin in its first 3-4 years of life.
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

    Zinfandel is native to Croatia but today is regarded as California’s signature variety. It is made in a range of styles, the best of which are full-bodied wines with high alcohol and aromas of red and black fruit, dried berry, cardamom, anise, smoke, and black pepper. Look to producers Turley, Martinelli, and Ridge for some of the best examples of California Zin.

    Zinfandel’s full body and high alcohol require a strong dish to pair, and curries, spiced barbeque, light meats, and hard cheeses make great choices.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 34 bottles owned
    • 13 collectors