2009 Carlisle Zinfandel Martinelli Road Vineyard Russian River Valley

Dark red color with very slight fading at the edges. Nose is dark fruited, blackberries. Beautiful, lush bramble fruit on the palate, blackberry, bit of raspberry, spicy. Beautiful acidity and balance. Finishes long and dark fruited. Bright and lovely. Throwing some sediment. There was a bit of heat detectable on Day 2 (15.8% ABV) but no heat on Day 1. Drink over the next 3 years. From 129 years old vines. "A-"

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