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2017 Carlisle Piner-Olivet Ranches Zinfandel

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June 25, 2023 - $31



93Jeb Dunnuck

Darker fruits, chocolate, spice box, and plenty of roasted herb notes...mouthfilling, textured...plenty of grip and length.

92The Wine Advocate

...aromas of pomegranate, rhubarb, cranberry and chocolate with warm earth, mixed berry preserves, nectarine tart and loads of spice and floral accents. The palate is medium-bodied, intense, firm and chewy with great freshness and a layered finish.

92Wine Spectator

Dynamic and well-structured, with an intense core of boysenberry, dried sage and smoky sweet anise flavors, taking on power toward polished tannins.

91-94Vinous / IWC

...absolutely gorgeous. Silky and inviting, with lovely creaminess... Juicy dark red berry, blood orange, mint, spice and pomegranate infuse a super-expressive Russian River Zinfandel endowed with tremendous class.


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.


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.