2016 Carlisle Zinfandel Bedrock Vineyard – Bottle Notes

Carlisle Winery & Vineyards was founded in 1998 by Mike and Kendall Officer. Their passion is clear: Small lots of Zinfandel and Syrah from exceptional, historic vineyards. Many of these vineyards are heritage sites planted by Italian immigrants and date back to the late 1800s . Bedrock Vineyard, formerly known as Madrone Ranch, was first planted in 1854. Senator George Hearst…

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Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2021 Dobbes Grand Assemblage Pinot Noir – Bottle Notes

Dobbes Family Estate was founded in 2002 by Joe Dobbes. Derek Einberger is the winemarker at Dobbes. The portfolio of wines include: Chardonnay, Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Rosé, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Sparkling Wine and a number of unique dessert wines.  Crimson in color. 13.5% ABV. Stunning nose of red fruits, cloves and earth. Medium body with perfect acidity. Bursting with bright, crunchy fruits.…

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2017 No Girls Double Lucky #8 – Bottle Notes

No Girls Wines is a partnership between famed Cayuse vigneron Christophe Baron and longtime friend and Cayuse general manager, Trevor Dorland. The fruit comes from the Cayuse La Paciencia vineyard, which means patience—appropriate as the project was ten years in the making. The vines are tightly spaced and planted on an angle, giving No Girls a profile all its own. Elizabeth…

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Bottle Notes, Syrah

2020 J. Rochioli Syrah Estate – Bottle Notes

Rochioli is one of the true pioneers in Russian River Valley, with a winemaking history dating back to the the late 1950′s. In 1987 Rochioli released their first estate wine, the 1985 Rochioli Pinot Noir. Although best known for their world class Pinot Noir, Rochioli also produces remarkable Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The winery has published a detailed map of…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2018 Turley Zinfandel Steacy Ranch – Bottle Notes

Turley Wine Cellars was founded in 1993 by Larry Turley and specializes in small lots of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah from some of California’s most historic and treasured vineyards. Turley now makes right around 50 separate wines from 47 different vineyards, some with vines that date back to the late 1800’s. Tegan Passalacqua is the Director of Winemaking at Turley and…

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Bottle Notes, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

2003 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée – Bottle Notes

The family of Domaine du Pegau has roots in Châteauneuf-du-Pape dating back to the mid-17th century. The word Pegau refers to a wine jug discovered in the excavations of the 14th century Pope’s palace in Avignon. Today, the estate is run by the Paul Ferraud and his daughter Laurence. Ruby red in color. 13.5% ABV. Breathtaking nose of red fruits, roasted herbs,…

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Bedrock Vineyard

The Week in Zinfandel (11/20/23)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Happy reading!