This is really in a nice place right now. Purple in color. The nose is nice with black cherries, spice and a bit of char. On the palate, this has a really nice texture. Despite the vintage, a lot of Sonoma Zins did just fine in 2011 and this is one. Black cherries and black raspberries with some char. Good finish. Not a monster Zin but plenty of fruit too. Works well with food.
Ruby in color, slightly electric. Pretty. On the nose, there are light strawberries. On the palate, this is a dead ringer for cherry lifesaver candies. Its a bit cloying in a wine, but those who buy this are probably looking for this quality. Nothing offensive and would pair nicely with a light salad on a picnic. This retails for around $8.
2015 Carlisle Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard, USA, California, Sonoma, Russian River Valley, Wine Review
This is still young but drinking quite well now. Purple in color. The nose has dark cherries, black raspberries, leather, bramble and spice. On the palate, this is juicy with lots of fruit. Black cherries mostly. Some leathery tannins. Depth. Delicious. Drank over a couple days, it was better on day 2. Nice finish. Food friendly or on its own.
A blend of Merlot, Malbec, Syrah, Zinfandel, and some other stuff too. Ruby in color, purple at the rim. The nose is nice. Cherries, dark cherries, spice, chocolate and pepper. Also some leather. On the palate, there is some varietal complexity. Not a ton of depth but width. Easy to drink. Firm tannins. Probably better drunk in the next few years to enjoy its vibrancy. It retails for under $25 and that is a fair price. This is one of those fruit forward, kitchen sink wines that are popular right now and this competes with them and beats most on price. Attractive, silk screened l
This is a Zinfandel blend. It seems to be a bit past prime at this point but still hanging in there. Not as energetic as it was a few years prior. No sin in that for this wine, it just means to drink the newer vintages in the first five years or so. Purple in color. The nose has cherries, black cherries, some spice and a bit of alcohol. On the palate, mostly red fruits; cherries and raspberries. Not deep but tasty. There is some heat on it, more warming than hot.