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2012 Carlisle DuPratt Vineyard Zinfandel

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June 25, 2023 - $27



93Vinous / IWC

Deeply pitched, superripe black and blue fruit aromas are given lift by peppery spices and minerals. Silky and sweet, with concentrated blackcurrant and boysenberry flavors and an exotic floral quality. Finishes spicy and very long...

91-94Robert M. Parker Jr.

...lots of blueberry and black raspberry fruit, medium to full body, a layered mouthfeel and, again, the hallmarks of Officer’s winemaking – purity, texture and enormous hedonistic appeal.

90Wine Spectator

Sleek in style, balancing ripe fruit with persistent acidity. Offers appealing aromas of bright cherry and forest floor, with focused flavors of smoky plum and pomegranate.


United States, California, North Coast, Mendocino County, Mendocino Ridge

Mendocino AVA was established in 1984 and amended in 1989. It includes numerous sub-appellations. Mendocino AVA is entirely within Mendocino County, and the AVA is known for its Mediterranean climate. Vintners successfully grow Carignan, Charbono, Grenache, Zinfandel, Petit Sirah and Syrah. In cooler parts of the region Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are also grown. Mendocino County is home to nearly 600 vineyards, and many have been certified organic for decades, thanks to the region’s famous “green and sustainable” approach to agriculture and nearly everything else. Mendocino was named for 16th century explorers, a pair of brothers whose last name was Mendoza. Winemaking, however, didn’t start until the 19th century when some would-be gold miners decided it was more profitable to make wine than to pan for gold. Italian immigrants in the late 19th century continued to establish winemaking ventures.


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.