2004 Russian River Valley "Fava Ranch" Zinfandel

88%
  Zinfandel
12%
  Mixed Black Varieties (Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Others)

pH: 3.67
T.A.: 0.660 g/100mL
Alcohol: 15.9%
Cases Produced: 237

Located on the west side of the Laguna de Santa Rosa, this east-facing 1922 vineyard produces a very feminine, elegantly styled zinfandel.  Almost pinot-like.  But make no mistake about it, this is pure Carlisle.  Cold soaked for 5 days prior to an indigenous fermentation, the wine was aged for 15 months in French oak, 25% new, before being bottled unfiltered.

Tasting Note: Medium to medium-dark brilliant ruby.  Delicious aromas of red cherries, raspberries, freshly-tilled earth, and cream.  Full-bodied and quite lush.  Although drinkable now, teasing tannins on the finish suggest this wine will be best from 2007 through 2010. (MRO – 1/28/06)

Suggested Retail: $30 - Sold Out
Release Date: Spring 2006
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
   
     
     
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