Carlisle Zinfandel Papera Ranch Russian River 2019

95 The Wine Advocate – "Vibrant ruby-purple in the glass, the 2019 Zinfandel Papera Ranch (blended with 4% Carignan) has an alluring perfume of woodsmoke, tea leaves, graphite, licorice and intense, spicy bramble fruit. The palate is delicate and perfumed this vintage, with loads of juicy lift and floral layers. 1,001 cases produced."

94 Jeb Dunnuck – "Coming from the Russian River, the 2019 Zinfandel Papera Ranch is a juicy, blue and red-fruited effort offering lots of candied violets, tobacco, and orange blossom aromatics, medium-bodied richness, light tannins, and a juicy, nicely focused mouthfeel. This elegant, focused, nicely structured Zinfandel is good today but will be better with another year of bottle age and should see its 10th birthday in fine form."

$49.98

Description

Country: United States
Region: California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley
Variety: 96% Zinfandel, 4% Carignane
Terroir: Huichica loam. Kitty-corner from Mancini Ranch, at the intersection of Piner and Olivet roads, lies Papera Ranch, planted in 1934 by Celestino (aka Charley) Papera. Unlike many other old-vine Piner-Olivet vineyards, most blocks of Papera Ranch are largely Zinfandel with only a sprinkling of Carignan. As a result, Papera is always more red-fruited in character compared to the black and/or blue fruits of Montafi, Mancini, and Carlisle.
Farmed using organic methods
Winemaking: The must was cold soaked for 5 days before indigenous fermentation began. After 16 days on the skins it was pressed to French oak.
Aged in all French oak, 19% new, and bottled unfined and unfiltered

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