2004 Russian River Valley "Fava Ranch" Zinfandel

88% Zinfandel
12% Mixed Black Varieties (Petite Sirah, Syrah, and others)

pH: 3.67
T.A.: 6.6 g/L
Alcohol: 15.9%
Cases Produced: 237

Located on the west side of the Laguna de Santa Rosa, this east-facing 1922 vineyard produces a very feminine, elegantly styled Zinfandel.  Almost Pinot-like.  But make no mistake about it, this is pure Carlisle.  Cold soaked for 5 days prior to an indigenous fermentation, the wine was aged for 15 months in French oak, 25% new, before being bottled unfiltered.

Russian River Valley "Fava Ranch" Zinfandel

Tasting Note:

Medium to medium-dark brilliant ruby.  Delicious aromas of red cherries, raspberries, freshly-tilled earth, and cream.  Full-bodied and quite lush.  Although drinkable now, teasing tannins on the finish suggest this wine will be best from 2007 through 2010. (MRO – 1/28/06)

Suggested Retail: $30 - Sold Out
Release Date: Spring 2006