2020 Carlisle Winery Zinfandel Papera Ranch

Zinfandel - 750ML
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WS 94 JD 93 VN 91
WS 94

Wine Spectator, January 2023

Few Zinfandels show this much nuance and detail, yet there's an elegant power to this red, with cherry and raspberry flavors that mingle with orange peel and fresh sage. Ends with refined tannins. Drink now through 2032...
JD 93

jebdunnuck.com, August 2022

The 2020 Zinfandel Papera Ranch is ripe with fresh berries, raspberry preserve, and baking spice. Its gushy fruit up front gives way to a note of raspberry seed and refreshing lift on the finish. Drink 2023-2032.
VN 91

Vinous, January 2022

The 2020 Zinfandel Papera Ranch is a charming, seductive wine. All the elements are so nicely balanced. Succulent red/purplish fruit, mint, blood orange, sage and rose petal lend quite a bit of immediacy, while silky...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Zinfandel
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Sonoma
Sub-appellation Russian River Valley
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to the exquisite 2020 Carlisle Winery Zinfandel Papera Ranch. This remarkable red wine hails from the renowned Russian River Valley in Sonoma, California, a region known for producing some of the finest wines in the world. Crafted by the esteemed Carlisle Winery, this Zinfandel is a true testament to their dedication to quality and craftsmanship.

In the glass, the wine showcases a deep, ruby-red color that captivates the eye. With a 15.0% alcohol content, this Zinfandel boasts an impressive intensity that promises a remarkable tasting experience. Uncorking the bottle reveals enticing aromas that immediately transport you to a world of sensory delight. Succulent red and purplish fruits dance on the nose, accompanied by hints of mint, blood orange, sage, and rose petal. Each element harmoniously blends together, creating an alluring bouquet that beckons you closer.

Upon the first sip, the 2020 Carlisle Zinfandel Papera Ranch envelops the palate with its seductive charm. Silky tannins embrace the succulent fruit flavors, creating a truly elegant and balanced wine. The initial burst of fresh berries and raspberry preserve gives way to a subtle note of raspberry seed, adding layers of complexity to the wine. The finish is refreshing, with a touch of lift that leaves a lasting impression.

Renowned wine critics have showered this wine with praise, further solidifying its status as a true gem. Vinous awarded it an impressive 91 points, praising its balance and immediate appeal. Jeb Dunnuck awarded it an even higher score of 93 points, highlighting its ripe fruit and refreshing finish. Wine Spectator, known for their discerning taste, bestowed a remarkable 94 points, noting the wine's nuance, elegance, and refined tannins.

With only 854 cases produced, this limited-edition wine is a treasure to behold. Whether enjoyed now or aged gracefully in the cellar, the 2020 Carlisle Winery Zinfandel Papera Ranch is a wine that exemplifies the best of California winemaking. Indulge in a bottle of this exceptional Zinfandel and allow yourself to be transported to the sun-kissed vineyards of Sonoma.