This is my personal favorite of the Zinfandels in the Carlisle lineup. It seems a bit softer yet plenty of fruit and depth. Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is nice with black cherries, black raspberries, char and spice. Medium bodied. Light tannins. On the palate, black cherries and spice. Great texture. Good balance. Long finish. Drink over the next eight to ten years. Great on its own, this is a nice match with a (Veggie) Burger.