This is the first Mendencino Ridge Zinfandel produced by the Carlisle Winery and it sure is a beautiful production!
Medium-dark to dark ruby-garnet. Aromas of cranberries, plum pudding, and spice cake. Christmas in a glass! Quite deep and full bodied on the palate with flavors of cherries, red currants, and cracked black pepper. Powerful but totally seamless and balanced.
Wine Spectator (WS): 92
"A distinctive Zin that offers a real sense of place. Aromas of spice and brambly huckleberry lead to zesty, well-focused currant, toasty cinnamon and anise flavors. Tannins are big but ripe. Needs time to bloom."