2011 Carlisle - Zinfandel Papera Ranch 750ml

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IWC 93   WA 91-93   WS 89   Customer 94
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

(includes 4% carignane; 15.4% alcohol and 3.52 pH): Bright purple. Highly perfumed, spice-accented dark berry and incense aromas show impressive clarity and energy. Smooth and seamless on the palate, offering vibrant blackberry preserve and cherry-vanilla flavors and notes of candied flowers and allspice. Finishes with alluring sweetness and excellent length, leaving smoke and floral notes behind. These vines were reportedly planted in 1934.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 168

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 91-93

Carlisle's 2011 Zinfandel Papera Ranch is all about red fruit, lifted aromatics and silky tannins. A highly representative, varietally expressive Zinfandel, the 2011 is utterly convincing. An exotic melange of dried roses, mint, wild flowers and sage rings out on the silky, polished finish. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026.

Drink Dates: 2016-2026
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: 206

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

A solid effort in a tough vintage. Aromas of toasty cherry and spice lead to sleek flavors of tart raspberry, mineral and herb.

Drink Dates: 2014-2020
Author: Tim Fish


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Customer Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 93
Author: minnowboy
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 04/02/2014
Popped and poured and it was great right out of the gate. Wonderful sweet fruit with ripe tannins. Better than the score at WS.

Rating: 94
Author: Drwineski
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 03/17/2014
Drink Dates: 2014-2019
Medium body/red fruit/good acidity No reason to wait

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