Carlisle Rossi Ranch Zinfandel 2010




Very dark ruby-garnet. A brooding nose of red currants, black cherry, orange rind, and freshly tilled loam. Très serieux! On the palate, rich but not heavy, with flavors of dark cherries, bittersweet cocoa, and the signature Rossi garrigue (a resinous herbal quality that reminds me of walking through a forest). Suave tannins frame the wine nicely, giving ample structure to ensure further development. Enjoy from 2013 through 2019.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Sonoma Valley
Brand Carlisle
Alcohol/vol 16%
  • ws89

Wine SpectatorDense and angular, showing youthful tannins and firm acidity, with cherry and herbed mineral aromas and concentrated flavors of currant, sage and spice. Best from 2015 through 2019. 151 cases made.

Tim Fish, June 30, 2012