• Carlisle DuPratt Vineyard Mendocino Ridge Zinfandel 2014 94

    Carlisle DuPratt Vineyard Mendocino Ridge Zinfandel 2014

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    94pts Antonio Galloni's Vinous

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    "One of the most distinctive wines in this range, the 2014 Zinfandel DuPratt Vineyard is wonderfully aromatic, nuanced and lifted... The gorgeous, restrained Zinfandel is showing very well." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

    This bright, beautiful Carlisle DuPratt Vineyard Mendocino Ridge Zinfandel is the perfect partner for meaty apps and entrees. Don't shy away from spices and a little bit of heat. Smoked brisket sliders with a schmear of chipotle mayo are the perfect first bite of the evening. For the earthy side of the wine, crisp up some delicious duck confit legs and drape them over wild mushroom risotto. Talk about your culinary triumph! It's a great choice for holiday turkey too. Grilled, vadouvan-rubbed chicken thighs are yet another tasty option. Open another bottle and savor it with a smoked cheddar and some toasted walnuts. All that's left to do is enjoy.

    Antonio Galloni's Vinous: "One of the most distinctive wines in this range, the 2014 Zinfandel DuPratt Vineyard, from a site in Mendocino Ridge, is wonderfully aromatic, nuanced and lifted. Bright red and bluish-hued fruits, violet, lavender and sage are some of the signatures in this beautifully delineated, vibrant, mid-weight Zinfandel. The gorgeous, restrained Zinfandel is showing very well today. Drink 2018-2029." Mar 2017

    Wine Enthusiast: "An amazing amalgam of berry flavors fills this full-bodied and intensely fruity wine. It gushes with blackberry, raspberry and strawberry in the aromas and on the palate, supported by good acidity and moderate tannins. It may be high in alcohol but it's so jam-packed with red and black fruit that it tastes balanced and appetizing." Nov 2017

    Winery:  "Medium-dark to dark garnet-ruby. A fascinating, complex nose of red cherry, cranberry, pine forest, and orange rind. On the palate, an explosion of red cherry liqueur, briar, and cracked black pepper. Classic DuPratt! Finishes very clean and long with plenty of verve and snap. For a Zinfandel, this will have a long life. Drink anytime from 2019 through 2030."

    Bottle
    750ml, cork                                           
    Varietal 100% Zinfandel
    Alcohol 
    15.2%
    Total Acidity  7.1g/L
    pH 3.43
    Region Mendocino Ridge, California
    Production Limited at 405 dozen