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Carlisle Zinfandel Montafi Ranch 2018

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CWA95

RP

WS

JS

AG95

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $50.00

 
Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

95 Points | CWA
“An outstanding effort, this Zinfandel packs a punch (15% alcohol) and dazzles with knockout aromas of wild raspberry, truffles, and anise. Deep & dark flavors of boysenberry liquor and extremely ripe blackberry jam mingle with the melted toffee, as well as an opulent, voluptuous, full-bodied, strikingly concentrated, pure silk style.” - California Wine Advisors

95 Points | AG
“The 2018 Zinfandel Montafi Ranch is another compelling wine in this range from Carlisle. Ripe red cherry, cedar and sweet tobacco are all beautifully lifted. With a bit of air, the Montafi starts to show its considerable weight and resonance. The 11% mixed blacks add quite a bit of character.” - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Winery Notes: “Very dark garnet-ruby. Blackberries, blackberries, and more blackberries are highlighted by a suggestion of bay laurel and eucalyptus. Full-bodied with flavors of blackberries (no surprise there!), licorice allsorts, and cocoa powder that linger in the long, fruit-filled finish. A wine that really builds with air while in the glass. Enjoy this impressively concentrated, old-vine beauty pretty much anytime but it should be best between 2022 and 2028.”
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Gamey

High Residual Sugar

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Smoke

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Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

95 Points | CWA
“An outstanding effort, this Zinfandel packs a punch (15% alcohol) and dazzles with knockout aromas of wild raspberry, truffles, and anise. Deep & dark flavors of boysenberry liquor and extremely ripe blackberry jam mingle with the melted toffee, as well as an opulent, voluptuous, full-bodied, strikingly concentrated, pure silk style.” - California Wine Advisors

95 Points | AG
“The 2018 Zinfandel Montafi Ranch is another compelling wine in this range from Carlisle. Ripe red cherry, cedar and sweet tobacco are all beautifully lifted. With a bit of air, the Montafi starts to show its considerable weight and resonance. The 11% mixed blacks add quite a bit of character.” - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Winery Notes: “Very dark garnet-ruby. Blackberries, blackberries, and more blackberries are highlighted by a suggestion of bay laurel and eucalyptus. Full-bodied with flavors of blackberries (no surprise there!), licorice allsorts, and cocoa powder that linger in the long, fruit-filled finish. A wine that really builds with air while in the glass. Enjoy this impressively concentrated, old-vine beauty pretty much anytime but it should be best between 2022 and 2028.”



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Carlisle

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Russian River