Carlisle Papera Ranch Zinfandel 2016 750ml - Station Plaza Wine
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Carlisle Papera Ranch Zinfandel 2016 750ml
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Carlisle Papera Ranch Zinfandel 2016

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Category Red Wine
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Region California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
Brand Carlisle
Alcohol/vol 15%
Medium-dark to dark garnet-ruby with a prismatic luminescence. A very deep, concentrated nose of cherry-raspberry compote. No sign of herbaceousness as in the 2015. Just pure, lip-smackin' zinberry goodness! On the palate, incredible texture and balance with electrifying acidity in the finish. Although thoroughly enjoyable now, I would suggest giving this one more year in bottle and then enjoying through 2028.
Jeb Dunnuck
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More blueberry, spice box, leather, and cigar emerge from the 2016 Zinfandel Papera Ranch, which is incredibly complex and layered aromatically. The palate doesn't lose a beat either and is full-bodied, deep, and layered, yet tight, fresh, and ethereal, with a great finish. It's a killer Zinfandel! This awesome wine is 96% Zinfandel and 4% Carignan, aged 16 months in 22% new French oak, bottled unfined and unfiltered. It's undeniably one of the greatest Zinfandels in the vintage!

June 5, 2018
Vinous
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The 2016 Zinfandel Papera Ranch is another exceptional wine. Vivid, nuanced and wonderfully alive, the 2016 is all finesse. Beams of supporting tannin give the wine its shape and overall structure. Potent and yet sophisticated, the 2016 is another wine that has it all.

Antonio Galloni, April 2018
Wine Spectator
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A stunning wine, jammed with fruit and personality yet retains a sense of refinement. Aromas of blackberry and violet open to complex cherry and licorice notes and a hint of garrigue. Tannins are broad but polished. Drink now through 2027. 1,005 cases made.

Tim Fish, March 31, 2019
Wine Enthusiast
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From the great site planted in 1934, this wine has 4% Carignan in the mix. It's dark, brooding and yet bright, with a concentration of cranberry, blood orange and cassis. The acidity is focused and in balance, underlining the wine's winning succulence and energy.

Virginie Boone, June 1, 2019
Wine Advocate
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A blend of 96% Zinfandel and 4% Carignane from vines planted in 1934, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Zinfandel Papera Ranch reveals wonderfully intense Indian spices, baked cherries and dried mulberries notions with hints of prunes, raisin cake and faded flowers. Full-bodied, rich and with amazing tension, it has a firm, chewy frame and epically long finish. 1,005 cases produced.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, June 29, 2018