Carlisle Montafi Ranch Zinfandel 2017 - Carlo Russo Wine & Spirit World
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Carlisle Montafi Ranch Zinfandel 2017
SKU: 53300

Carlisle Montafi Ranch Zinfandel 2017

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Medium-dark to dark garnet-ruby. A totally killer nose of red and black berries, eucalyptus, and a slight suggestion of pepper and lavender. Full-bodied and voluptuous but with nothing out of place. Quite expressive and exotic with flavors of blackberry liqueur, licorice, and spice. This is a great wine no matter what the vintage! Unfortunately, there is a downside. We have approximately half of what we usually do. Enjoy this benchmark old-vine Zin from release through 2027.
Wine Advocate
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The 2017 Zinfandel Montafi Ranch contains 11% mixed black varieties. The vineyard was planted in 1926, mainly to Zinfandel but with nine other varieties (but no white grapes). Aged in 25% new French oak, it has a deep ruby-purple color and Syrah-esque nose of cracked peppercorn, prosciutto, baked blackberries and blackcurrant with blue fruit hints, eucalyptus, sage, dried flowers and exotic spices. Medium-bodied, the palate is silky with restrained fruits, lightly chewy tannins and juicy acidity, finishing long and nuanced. 390 cases produced.

Erin Brooks, December 19, 2019
Wine Spectator
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Expressive raspberry and licorice aromas open to complex but brooding blackberry, smoky pepper and underbrush accents that build tannins toward a long finish. Best from 2020 through 2026. 380 cases made.

Tim Fish, June 30, 2019