Stephen Tanzer's IWC
Inky purple. Heady scents of black raspberry, boysenberry, incense and candied violet, along with subtle notes of black pepper and olive tapenade. This smells a lot like syrah. Lush, spicy and expansive, offering powerful black and blue fruit compote flavors and exotic floral and spice qualities. Clings impressively on the youthfully tannic finish, repeating the blue fruit and floral notes.
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Reviewer, Antonio Galloni - The 2011 Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard is plush, rich and inviting. All sorts of black fruits, smoke, tar and graphite flesh out in this supple, deeply expressive wine. In 2011 the Carlisle is notable for its lush, rich, totally inviting personality. At the same time, it has fabulous detail and nuance for such a big, explosive wine. The tannins remain firm, but there is more than enough density in the fruit to provide balance.
Medium-dark ruby-purple. Raspberry and mulberry combine in a complex, perfumed aroma with highlights of rose hip and Asian spice. What a nose! Medium full to full-bodied with an ethereal elegance thanks to vivacious acidity. Flavors of red cherry and black raspberry are complimented by notes of bittersweet chocolate, candied flowers, and white pepper. Very long on the energetic finish.