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- Carlisle Winery Petite Sirah Palisades Vineyard Napa Valley 2017JD96VM91-94$49.98Availability:In Stock96 Points! The 2017 Petite Sirah Palisades Vineyard is a step up and comes from well-drained, gravelly, loamy soils north of Calistoga. It’s a thrilling Petite Sirah that has all the power and richness of the variety yet balances it beautifully with elegance and finesse as well as complexity. Plums, cigar tobacco, spice box, earth, flowers, and incense notes all give way to full-bodied, plush, seamless Petite Sirah that does everything right. Where the Sonoma County release needs bottle age, this is already stunning. - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com Learn MoreCarlisle Winery Zinfandel Russian River Valley Piner-Olivet Ranches 2017WS92JD93VM91-94$39.98Availability:In Stock93 Points! The 2017 Zinfandel Piner-Olivet Ranches always represents a blend of vineyards, but in 2017 it comes primarily from the Carlisle Estate Vineyard in the Russian River. Darker fruits, chocolate, spice box, and plenty of roasted herb notes all flow to a mouthfilling, textured 2017 that has plenty of grip and length. It will keep for a decade with no issues. - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.comCarlisle Winery Syrah Papa's Block Russian River Valley 2017JD98VM92-95$44.98Availability:In Stock98 Points! Another wine that blew me away in the lineup, the 2017 Syrah Papa's Block comes from the Russian River Valley and is 100% Syrah that saw 20% stems and 24% new French oak. Its deep purple color is followed by extraordinary notes of blue fruits, liquid violets, lavender, ground pepper, and some background meatiness. This quintessential California Syrah offers full-bodied richness, building, sweet tannins, incredible purity of fruit, and a finish that won’t quit. It’s going to be up there with some of the finest wines from California in the vintage! Bravo. - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.comCarlisle Zinfandel Sonoma County 2017WS90JD93VM90-93$29.98Availability:In Stock93 Points! While it was a difficult vintage for Zinfandel due to the heat, you wouldn’t know that by tasting these Zinfandels from Carlisle. The 2017 Zinfandel Sonoma County offers a beautiful sense of elegance and purity as well as pretty cherry fruits, violets, flowers, and spice. It’s not a heavyweight yet shines for its seamless texture, integrated acidity, and a great finish. It’s a steal at the price. - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.comCarlisle Winery Zinfandel Russian River Valley Montafi Ranch 2017WS92JD98VM91-94$49.98Availability:In Stock98 Points! The 2017 Zinfandel Montafi Ranch comes from very old vines in the Russian River (planted in 1926) and is 89% Zinfandel with the balance a mix of other varieties (this cuvée is all black varieties, with no whites). Aged in 25% new barrels, it has awesome complexity in its dark currants, blackberry, and blueberry fruits as well as notes of ground pepper, crushed violets, smoke earth, and eucalyptus. Deep, full-bodied and powerful on the palate, it still stays perfectly balanced, has ultra-fine tannins, good acidity, and plenty of elegance (although this beauty certainly brings the power). It’s a magical, singular Zinfandel to drink over the coming 15-20 years. - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.comCarlisle Winery The Integral Red Wine Sonoma County 2016JD96WA93$44.98Availability:In Stock96 Points! Checking in as a blend of 55% Syrah and 45% Mourvèdre, the 2016 The Integral has a touch of Cornas-like meatiness to go with sensational notes of blackberries, peppery herbs, bacon fat, and game. It's rich, full-bodied, thrillingly textured and beautifully balanced. In short, don't miss it! - Jeb DunnuckLearn MoreCarlisle Winery Zinfandel Russian River Valley Mancini Ranch 2016WS93JD96WA94Please proceed to checkout to reveal our lowest price.Special Price $44.98Availability:In Stock96 Points! Another awesome Zinfandel blend from Mike, the 2016 Zinfandel Mancini Ranch is 85% Zinfandel and the rest a mix of assorted varieties, from vines planted in 1922, all aged in 21% new French oak. Crème de cassis, plums, cedary spice, and crushed flowers notes, medium to full body, fine, elegant tannin, and an ethereal, seamless texture all make for a thrilling, awesome wine that can be drunk anytime over the coming decade or more. - Jeb DunnuckLearn MoreCarlisle Winery Zinfandel Mendocino Ridge Dupratt Vineyard 2016VM90$42.98Availability:In Stock90-93 Points! The 2016 Zinfandel DuPratt Vineyard is bright and very nicely focused, with tons of aromatic lift and fine overall persistence. Lavender, mint, spice and dark cherry abound in this mid-weight, supremely elegant Zinfandel. The DuPratt is classy, understated and flat-out delicious, all in a delicate style that will drink beautifully upon release. - Antonio Galloni, Vinous MediaLearn More