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2019 Carlisle Rossi Ranch Grenache

ITEM 8577867 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

Bidder Amount Total
$40
Item Sold Amount Date
I8634606 1 $25 Jan 8, 2023
I8632399 1 $25 Jan 8, 2023
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RATINGS

93Vinous / IWC

...bright and effusive...rush of red Grenache fruit, spice, anise and mint...very Grenache-driven in its profile, with the Mourvèdre evident only on the finish. This is such a pretty and expressive wine.

92Wine Spectator

Sleek and delicate, with expressive red currant, savory underbrush and cinnamon accents that glide on a snappy finish.

92Jeb Dunnuck

...lots of darker cherry and wild strawberry fruits as well as white pepper, sandalwood, and bouquet garni. Polished, medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured, and seamless...

90The Wine Advocate

...tones of olive, dried herbs and cured meats, red cherry and strawberry fruit. The palate is firm and juicy with savory fruits and a long, uplifted finish.

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…”

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley

Sonoma Valley AVA is Sonoma County’s original winegrowing district. Designated as an AVA in 1981, it includes 14,000 vineyard acres in a long, narrow valley that runs north-south. Rather romantically, the valley is also called The Valley of the Moon. The oldest winery in the AVA, and one of the oldest in California, is Buena Vista Winery, founded in 1857 by a Hungarian count who planted vineyards in Wisconsin before moving to California. Today there are nearly 60 wineries in the AVA producing a variety of wines, from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to Cabernet Sauvignon and Gewurztraminer. The appellation is bordered by mountain ranges on the east and west, which partly account for Sonoma Valley’s unique terroir. The mountains protect it from the cooling weather of the Pacific Ocean and fruit ripens well.

TYPE

Red Wine, Grenache

One of the most popular red varieties planted, it ripens late and prefers hot dry climates. It probably originated in Spain, where it is still widely grown. Grenache is best known for its use in Southern Rhone wines, including those of Chateauneuf-du-Pape.