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2017 Carlisle Bedrock Vineyard Zinfandel

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April 9, 2023 - $31



94Wine Spectator

A wine with presence, personality and polish, pairing a deep structure with wild berry, bramble, licorice and incense notes that fan out toward refined tannins.

94Jeb Dunnuck

...cassis and black fruits as well as a terrific sense of minerality in its ground herbs, scorched earth, and peppery aromas and flavors...medium to full body, notable structure, and a powerful yet balanced style...

90The Wine Advocate

...scents of blueberry coulis, dark chocolate, redcurrant and spiced black cherries with warm earth, citrus peel, herbs and floral notes. The palate is light to medium-bodied and restrained with firm, slightly chewy tannins and good freshness, finishing long with warm, spicy fruits.

90-93Vinous / IWC

...dark, powerful and quite intense, with plenty of black cherry, smoke, leather, licorice and game undertones... Muscular, sinewy tannins wrap around the finish.


United States, California, Sonoma County

Sonoma County is not an AVA, but it is a commonly used informal designation for wines made outside of more specific AVAs within Sonoma, which is a large wine producing region just west of Napa Valley. Though Sonoma is often overshadowed by its glamorous neighbor Napa Valley, it has a long history of wine production. The area specialized in jug wine until the mid-20th century, when Sonoma producers took a cue from Napa and started improving quality. Unlike Napa, where Cabernet Sauvignon is king, Sonoma specialized in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel, though excellent Cabs are produced too. There are at present 16 AVAs within Sonoma County, and, like much of the West Coast of the United States, new AVAs are created in Sonoma County with regularity. Some Sonoma appellations, such as the Russian River Valley, are renowned for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.


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.