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The Week in Zinfandel (1/10/22)

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. Randy Caparoso writes The Changing Wine Market Lodi Vintners will be Facing in 2022. Ridge Wine Blog writes 2021 Harvest Report – Sonoma. Ray Isle writes How to…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2014 Carlisle Zinfandel Carlisle 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 . Carlisle Vineyard, planted in 1927, lies in the Piner/Olivet area of the Russian River Valley.…

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The Week in Zinfandel (12/6/21)

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. Dan Berger reviews the 2018 Dry Creek Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley. Ridge Wine Blog writes Savvy Warehouse Team Implements Recycled Shipment Material Program. Zinfandel Chronicles reviews the 2019…

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The Week in Zinfandel (10/25/21)

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. Zinfandel Chronicles writes A Visit With Will Bucklin at Old Hill Ranch. Randy Caparoso writes Phenomenal Three-way Blends Made from Lodi Grapes by Sandlands, McCay, Marchelle and Neyers.…

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How Many Winery Visits Per Day?

By the time you are reading this I am probably somewhere in the Russian River Valley sampling some of my favorite Zinfandels. As I was planning this weeks excursion I found myself wondering what is the right number of winery visits per day? The visits I have planned will include vineyard tours, tasting and likely some barrel samples. A few…

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Bottle Notes, Syrah

2014 Carlisle Syrah Papa’s Block – 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 . Papa’s Block is a special section of Atoosa’s vineyard and is located in the Russian…

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