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WTN: 2001 Carlisle Zinfandel (Carlisle Vineyard)


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2001 Carlisle Zinfandel (Carlisle Vineyard)

Nose full of quite ripe plum, briary stuff and raisins. The palate follows with plenty of jam and the plum gives way to a red fruit/strawberry profile. Seems to be some spiciness on the finish but the noticeable alcohol, which I am particularly sensitive to, seems to get in the way and I had some difficulty getting past this aspect of the wine. While not a quaff for the faint-hearted and a bit over-the-top for my tastes, I can see where this would be appealing to many palates. Heck, the lovely NJ enjoyed this a lot more than I did.

Redwinger.

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