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2012 Carlisle Winery Zinfandel Montafi Ranch Russian River Valley
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94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2014

(includes 11% mixed blacks; 15.4% alcohol):  Inky purple.  Sexy, deeply pitched dark fruit liqueur, floral pastille and pit fruit aromas show superb clarity and power, with a spicy element adding lift.  Smooth and voluptuous in character, offering intense blueberry and boysenberry flavors that coat the palate while maintaining a sense of vibrancy.  Finishes sweet and long, with velvety tannins providing gentle grip and shape.  Borders on decadent, in a good way.

92 Points | Wine Spectator
93-95 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Zinfandel is not the rage it was in the 1980s and early 1990s, as there are now too many wines made from overripe fruit or from young vines, or overwhelmed by excessive use of new barrels. Today's Zin styles range from elegant, taut, and claret-like midweights to superripe and potty behemoths, with off-the-charts...
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