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2018 Carlisle Limerick Lane Zinfandel

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January 29, 2023 - $47

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RATINGS

97Jeb Dunnuck

Blueberries, sandalwood, flowery incense, and brambly herb notes all dominate the bouquet, and it's as silky and seamless as they come, with no hard edges and straight-up awesome purity of fruit.

96Wine Spectator

...tart and high-toned, with layers of pomegranate, currant and cherry. Smooth on the palate and fully integrated, it has length and breadth, holding its weight and power with effortless grace.

95The Wine Advocate

...exuberant, spicy red cherry and raspberry compote with notes of cinnamon stick, apricot and loads of floral perfume. The palate is grainy and bursting with fresh acidity, replete with bright fruits and a flourish of spice on the long finish.

95Vinous / IWC

Bright acids drive a core of sweet red berry fruit, giving the wine a real feeling of energy.

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.