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2016 Carlisle Mancini Ranch Zinfandel

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Latest Sale Price

January 29, 2023 - $37

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RATINGS

96Jeb Dunnuck

Crème de cassis, plums, cedary spice, and crushed flowers notes, medium to full body, fine, elegant tannin, and an ethereal, seamless texture all make for a thrilling, awesome wine...

94The Wine Advocate

...scented of black plums, black cherries and exuberant red cherries accented with touches of dried mulberries, garrigue and spice cake plus a waft of potpourri.

93Wine Spectator

Combines polish with an appealingly briary personality, offering expressive tart blueberry and dried sage aromas and well-structured cherry, sweet anise and cracked pepper flavors.

90-93Vinous / IWC

...pliant, supple and inviting. The flavors are bright and lively, which is so typical of the wines from this district.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Russian River Valley

Russian River Valley AVA is named for the river that meanders from Mendocino County in the north until it finally runs into the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco. The AVA is cool thanks to its proximity to the northern California coast and the river, and grape growers must learn to deal with regular fog. Nevertheless in recent decades the AVA has become one of the best in the state, meaning that its wines often earn excellent reviews and have considerable cachet. The AVA status was awarded in 1983 and today the appellation has 15,000 vineyard acres. Chardonnay is the most widely planted grape though Pinot Noir has also been very successful in recent decades. Russian River Valley Pinot Noir are known for being rich, lush and filled with concentrated fruit and berry flavors. Russian River Pinot Noirs are today considered some of the best domestic Pinot Noirs.

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.