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2014 Carlisle Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

ITEM 8468050 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar

Bidder Amount Total
$35
Item Sold Amount Date
I8477463 1 $30 Oct 9, 2022
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RATINGS

92-94Robert M. Parker Jr.

92-94Vinous / IWC

...dark, succulent and super-expressive. All the elements meld together in an effortless, radiant Zinfandel bursting at the seams with personality.

PRODUCER

Carlisle

Carlisle Winery is owned by Mike Officer, a former software developer and home winemaker, and his wife Kendall. Based on their success making up to 300 cases of mostly Zinfandels at home, they launched a commercial winery in 1998 in Sonoma County. Jay Maddox, an old friend of the Officers and graduate of the U.C. Davis winemaking program, was brought on as the winemaker. Today the winery is known for its limited production Zinfandels, Syrahs and Petite Sirahs. Grapes are sourced from vineyards in Sonoma County, and more recently, Paso Robles on the Central Coast of California. About 5,000 cases are produced annually. Robert M. Parker Jr. calls Carlisle’s wines “stunningly rich, opulent, intensely flavorful. Loaded with soul and personality…”

TYPE

Red Wine, Zinfandel

Zinfandel is a black-skinned grape, but 85% of the wine produced is made into a rosy “White Zinfandel.” Red Zin is far more complex and bold, while still being light-bodied. It grows in popularity as winemakers continue to experiment with new styles and blends.