Carlisle Papera Ranch Zinfandel 2012
Medium-dark ruby-garnet. Red fruits - raspberry, strawberry, cranberry - dominate the deep and powerful nose. The wine enters full and rich with red fruits, blood orange, and spice buffering the silky tannins. Surprisingly, a more masculine Zinfandel in this vintage than Carlisle Vineyard despite the lack of significant mixed blacks. Enjoy 2015 through 2020.
|Appellation||Russian River Valley|
Dominus Napa Valley Red 2011The 2011 vintage displays fresh almond, wild strawberry and cassis. The wine has delicate notes of smooth caramel. Polished tannins, dark berries, cocoa and sage accompany a long elegant finish.
Bodegas Lan Gran Reserva 2007Deep cherry-red with violet hues. Intense aromas of red fruits and fine wood. Elegant and well balanced in the mouth.
Valle dell'Acate Il Frappato 2015Color: Very clear ruby red. Aroma: Fragrant, fresh and overpowering; hints of red fruits, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, violet flowers and sage. Flavor: Very vivacious and fresh, particularly aromatic because of red fruit and rosebuds, a dry pleasant and persistent closing. Best paired with: Appetizers including fresh and aged cheeses, salamis, Sicilian red tuna, fish soup, mullet, sushi and sashimi. Serve at: 14º-15º C, slightly fresher than the usual temperature for reds.