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Carlisle Zinfandel 2020

$54.95
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15.00% /
750ml /
Vintage: 2020
  • WS 94
  • JD 93
  • VIN 91
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    The Carlisle Zinfandel 2020 (papera ranch) from Carlisle Winery, crafted by the renowned winemaker Mike Carlisle, stands as a testament to the elegance and purity that a Zinfandel can exhibit. In a year that presented challenges in yield, the Papera Ranch emerged as a beacon of hope, producing a wine that is as complex as it is captivating. With a blend of 96% Zinfandel and 4% Carignan, this wine showcases the meticulous care and innovative blending techniques that have become synonymous with Carlisle Winery.

    This Carlisle Zinfandel 2020 pours a medium to medium-dark ruby-red, inviting you to dive into its depth. The aromas are a symphony of red cherry, cola, and fresh tobacco leaf, evoking a sense of stately elegance. It’s not just about the smell; the taste is where this wine truly shines. Medium-full bodied, the palate is graced with flavors of red fruits and blood orange, a combination that persists through a long, smooth finish. This isn’t just any wine; it’s a journey of elegance, purity, and quiet confidence. Whether enjoyed now or savored through at least 2028, the Carlisle Papera Ranch Zinfandel 2020 promises a memorable experience.

    But don’t just take our word for it; the critical acclaim speaks volumes. Awarded 94 points by Wine Spectator, this Carlisle wine is praised for its nuance, detail, and the elegant power behind its cherry and raspberry flavors, all beautifully mingling with orange peel and fresh sage. Jeb Dunnuck gives it 93 points, highlighting its fresh berries, raspberry preserve, and the delightful baking spice that leads to a refreshingly lifted finish. Vinous isn’t far behind with 91 points, admiring its charming and seductive nature, where every element’”from the succulent red and purplish fruit to the hints of mint, blood orange, sage, and rose petal’”is perfectly balanced.

    The Carlisle Zinfandel 2020 is more than just a bottle of wine; it’s a showcase of the Carlisle Winery’s dedication to producing exceptional wines that reflect the unique character of Carlisle, California. It’s a wine that embodies the essence of Napa Carlisle AR, offering a taste of the region’s unparalleled terroir. Whether you’re a long-time enthusiast of Carlisle wines or discovering them for the first time, the Carlisle Papera Ranch Zinfandel 2020 is a bottle that promises to leave an indelible mark on your palate, inviting you to explore the depth and breadth of flavors that only Carlisle Winery can offer.

    12 reviews for Carlisle Zinfandel 2020

    1. Ebony Ouellette

      Rated 94 by Wine Spectator, this Zinfandel Papera Ranch is a must-try. The flavors of plum and smoke are captivating.

    2. Joseph Peachey

      The red cherry and vanilla undertones in the Carlisle Zinfandel 2020 are exquisite. Kudos to the great after service by Fame and Lounge!

    3. Tammy Villa

      The Carlisle PA winery is a gem. The Carlisle Winery & Vineyards produce wines with unique flavors like licorice and cranberry.

    4. Mark Caines

      The wineries Carlisle PA offer are amazing, but the winery Carlisle PA has, takes the cake. The jam and baking spice flavors in their wine are unbeatable.

    5. Steven Morris

      Amazing blend of blackberry, cherry, and red fruit flavors in the Carlisle wine. Very competitive prices by Fame and Lounge, totally worth it!

    6. John Hooper

      The Carlisle wine has an intriguing mix of cinnamon, mint, and chocolate flavors. The wineries near Carlisle PA really know their craft.

    7. Dean Johnson

      The Carlisle Papera Ranch Zinfandel 2020 is a highly popular Zinfandel from Carlisle Winery. The taste of tobacco and black fruit is exquisite.

    8. Maximo Blanchette

      Napa Carlisle AR did not disappoint with this Carlisle California wine. The taste of oak and black cherry is simply divine.

    9. Sandy Turner

      The Carlisle Papera Ranch 2020 is a masterpiece by winemaker Mike Officer. The hints of blueberry and dark fruit are tantalizing.

    10. Richard Sirois

      This Carlisle California wine with hints of eucalyptus, sandalwood, and leather is a testament to the quality wines Carlisle winery & vineyards produce. Love it!

    11. June Sato

      The Carlisle Papera Ranch Zinfandel 2020 bursts with flavors of raspberry and pepper. This Carlisle Zinfandel is truly a treat.

    12. Vincent Tineo

      The cedar, citrus, and violet flavors in the Carlisle Papera Ranch 2020 are a delightful surprise. The winery near Carlisle PA has outdone itself.

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    Critical Acclaim

    WS 94
    Wine Spectator
    Few Zinfandels show this much nuance and detail, yet there's an elegant power to this red, with cherry and raspberry flavors that mingle with orange peel and fresh sage. Ends with refined tannins.
    JD 93
    Jeb Dunnuck
    The 2020 Zinfandel Papera Ranch is ripe with fresh berries, raspberry preserve, and baking spice. Its gushy fruit up front gives way to a note of raspberry seed and refreshing lift on the finish. Drink 2023-2032.
    VIN 91
    Vinous
    The 2020 Zinfandel Papera Ranch is a charming, seductive wine. All the elements are so nicely balanced. Succulent red/purplish fruit, mint, blood orange, sage and rose petal lend quite a bit of immediacy, while silky tannins wrap it all together in style. The 2020 is an unusually restrained Papera, but its balance is beyond reproach. A few hours of aeration are hugely beneficial.

    What does Carlisle Zinfandel 2020 taste like?


    Light
    Bold
    Smooth
    Tannic
    Dry
    Sweet
    Soft
    Acidic
    Earthy Flavors of the wine

    leather, earthy, mushroom

    Red Fruit flavors of the wine

    cherry, raspberry, red fruit

    Oaky Flavors of the wine

    oak, tobacco, vanilla

    peach

    Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

    blackberry, plum, dark fruit

    Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

    pepper, licorice, cinnamon

    Citrus notes found in the wine

    citrus, orange, lime

    cream

    Vegetal notes found in the wine

    tomato, bitter almond

    raisin, fig, dried fruit

    Floral aromas found in the wine

    violet, rose petal, gardenia

    Food Pairing with Carlisle Zinfandel 2020

    Our wine experts think this Red Wine Carlisle Zinfandel 2020 wine would be a match made in heaven with these dishes. Bon appétit!

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