The Carlton Restaurant

American Wines Red Zinfandel

CANDOR CALIFORNIA’NV…34.99

CARLISE RUSSIAN RIVER “MONTAFI RANCH’14  The 2014 Zinfandel Montafi Ranch is the biggest of Carlisle’s three Russian River Zinfandels. The Montafi is marked by a distinctive eucalyptus note, a core of huge, jammy fruit and striking inner perfume. Exotic and ample in all of its facets, the Montafi Ranch is without question one of the most expressive wines in this lineup. Montafi is planted with approximately 87% Zinfandel and 13% Mixed Blacks.”……95.99

COSENTINO LODI “CIGAR”’15 – Wood smoke and black pepper aromas start this full-bodied wine out with a bang. Lively, spicy blackberry and black cherry flavors contribute richness on the palate, accented with toasty, savory, meaty overtones. Add its moderate tannins, and the overall effect is a generous, complex and interesting wine.”…….36.99

EBERLE PASO ROBLESSTEINBECK-BUSH”’15   …….54.99

FRANK FAMILY NAPA’13 –Made from fruit grown across the valley, including Chiles Valley and Calistoga, this wine also includes 14% Petite Sirah and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is above all savory and relatively restrained, elegant in red fruit, soft mellow tannin and balanced acidity, with a lingering taste of wild blueberry.”………69.99

FROG’S LEAP NAPA’15 –  Like any good zin, this wine needs a lot of time in a decanter to show its best. When first opened, it’s bright, sappy and a little bitter in its red fruit. A few hours later, it’s rounded by dark berry flavors, the fruit racy and fresh. It’s still clean and fresh the next day, with lovely crunchy red fruit—better, in fact, than the day before. Frog’s Leap consistently produces a classic Napa Valley zinfandel, farming organically and without irrigating the vines.”…….63.99

GABMA RUSSIAN RIVER “OLD VINES-STARR ROAD RANCH”’11 – “Gamba Zinfandel possesses tremendous intensity, a creamy, full-bodied palate, fine purity, and a long, spicy, heady finish. One of the finest Zins of the vintage.”…………….84.99

HAHN LODI “BONESHAKER”’15 – “Spicy nutmeg, coconut and oak with black pepper and ripe red fruit. Seductive oak persist on palate.”…………..37.99

MARTINELLI RUSSIAN RIVER “VIGNETO DI EVO”’13 “The 2013 “Vigneto di Evo” Zinfandel has aromas of dark red fruit, Bing cherries, and hints of conifer and rose petal. The palate is medium weight with flavors of sour cherry, raspberry, and red plum skin, with a slightly earthy/mineral finish.”…………37.99

NAPA CELLARS NAPA’14 – Dark deep purple color. Fruity aromas and flavors of chocolate raspberries, linden honey, clay, and geranium with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a sleek, amusing, medium-long spiced cherries, peaches and oranges, vanilla mint cream cookie, and toffee finish with well-integrated, fine tannins and light oak. A very tasty, mouth watering, well composed zinfandel that is sure to please.”………44.99

PEACHY CANYON CENTRAL COAST “INCREDIBLE RED” ZINFANDEL’14…34.99

PEIRANO ESTATE LODI “HERITAGE – OLD VINES”’15 ……….29.99

RABBLE CENTRAL COAST’15……………………36.99

ROMBAUER NAPA’15 – “The 2015 Rombauer California Zinfandel is a wine that is ready for barbecues—baby back ribs, pork spare ribs, chicken legs, hamburgers, or any meat the chef decides to use. An easy-drinking Zin, one does not need a degree in wine appreciation to enjoy it. The wine’s ripe berries and smooth finish make it an easy wine to imbibe.”…………….65.99

STEELE MENDOCINO  “SHOOTING STAR”’12……………….……29.99

TERRA d’ORO AMADOR’13………..36.99

TERRA d’ORO AMADOR “DEAVER RANCH”’13 – “ A multidimensional wine, this delicious example made from 130-year-old vines combines depth, breadth and length. It smells like ripe blackberries, tastes fruity and layered, feels luxurious and supple but at the same time firm in fine tannins and balanced by lively acidity. Medium to full bodied.”…….49.99

TERRA D’ ORO AMADOR  “RESERVE”’15 – “Smoke and black-pepper aromas and savory flavors put an interesting, appetizing spin on this dry dinner wine. Beefy, earthy flavors follow wood smoke and rosemary aromas, balancing the underlying moderate cherry and plum flavors and making it memorable.”…………….42.99

TRIONE SONOMA “FLATRIDGE RANCH”’13 ……………… 82.99