So, I was visiting my sister in the Los Angeles area for Thanskgiving. I went to a local wine store in Chatsworth and there on the shelf was this wine. I doubt it had been stored pristinely, but, It ook a chance and was rewarded with my favorite Carlisle Zinfandel with some age on it, something I don't seem to have the patience or discipline for. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose was nice with black cherries and bramble and slight pepper and cedar. On the palate, it has that wonderful texture that I love about this wine. A good amount of black cherry fruit and also some raspberries. Showing some depth, it drank (too) easily. A crowd favorite and perfect for the meal.