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2013 Carlisle - Zinfandel Bedrock Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 92 WA
  • 91 WS
  • Variety
    Zinfandel
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SKU: 366192-2013-750-0
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Fresh and plump, with plentiful and well-focused fruit, offering notes of boysenberry and cherry, and accents of anise, mineral and white pepper. Drink now through 2021. 250 cases made.
    Author: Tim Fish
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    From Mike Officer's estate home vineyard (which has over 40 different varietals planted -amazing in an era where marketing |geniuses| advise monovarietal wines), the 2013 Zinfandel Carlisle is a big, spicy, meaty, Mediterranean-styled wine (350 cases produced). Full-bodied with lots of raspberry, blackberry and currant fruit, terrific intensity, a multidimensional texture, and an opulent finish, it can be enjoyed over the next 4-6 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Vinous | Rating: 94

    Rich, explosive and powerful, the 2013 Zinfandel Bedrock Vineyard is all about intensity. At the same time, there is plenty of tannin lurking in the background to provide support. Savory herbs, mint, iron and a host of ferrous notes add nuance to the bright-toned fruit in this super-expressive Zinfandel from Carlisle.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
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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

    • 53 bottles owned
    • 25 collectors