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2016 Carlisle Rossi Ranch Zinfandel

ITEM 8564599 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at retail

Bidder Amount Total
oldpengu… $35 $35
Item Sold Amount Date
I8564599 1 $35 Dec 4, 2022
I8553455 1 $35 Nov 27, 2022
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95Jeb Dunnuck

Black fruits, tobacco, black plum, asphalt, and spice...fresh, elegant, classic style... It has beautifully integrated acidity, fine tannin, and an awesome finish...

93Wine Spectator

Combines a briary, old-school structure with modern polish, offering expressive cherry, savory rosemary and thyme flavors that build intensity toward big but well-groomed tannins.

92The Wine Advocate

...gorgeous scents of black plum preserves and Black Forest cake plus nuances of allspice, tilled soil, balsamic and black olives. Full, rich and decadent in the mouth, it sports a chewy frame and plenty of freshness, finishing on a lingering earthy note.

90-93Vinous / IWC

...a deep, powerful wine. There is a real sense of gravitas...a lot of character. Big, chewy tannins power the finish...



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…”


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.