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2016 Carlisle Pagani Ranch Zinfandel

ITEM 8564608 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at retail

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
4 $35
Item Sold Amount Date
I8616473 1 $26 Jan 1, 2023
I8616473 2 $25 Jan 1, 2023
I8577710 1 $30 Dec 11, 2022
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94Wine Spectator

Densely structured, yet focused and refined, with expressive currant and blackberry flavors accented by smoky sweet anise, clove and cinnamon notes, finishing with polished tannins.

93Wine Enthusiast

...fresh plum, raspberry and black pepper. The finish is laced in savory black olive and herb.

93Jeb Dunnuck

Spice, cedar, black raspberries, plums and blueberries all emerge...lively, balanced and elegant on the palate, with fine tannin. It's a charming, silky Zinfandel...

92-95Vinous / IWC

Citrus, blood orange and floral notes add freshness to a core of super-expressive, red-toned fruits... Silky, perfumed and vivid in the glass...possesses exceptional balance and finesse to burn. I loved it.



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.