The Carlton Restaurant

American Wines Red Zinfandel



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

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

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

JEFF COHN PASO ROBLES “DUSI VINEYARD”’13  – A classic Zinfandel that’s loaded with notions of spice box, cigar box, sweet cherries, crushed flowers and black currants, the 2013 Zinfandel Dusi Vineyard has fabulous complexity in its evolved, sexy and medium to full-bodied personality. It has a touch of savory tannin on the finish, but they’re covered by sweet, unctuous fruit. And, this rock solid effort is impeccably balanced and nicely focused on the palate.”…….74.99

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



PRESTON OF DRY CREEK SONOMA – DRY CREEK VALLEY  “RESERVE”’12 Zesty, briary and appealing, with sleek fruit. Aromas of cherry, pepper and wild flowers lead to lively flavors of raspberry, toasted anise and sage.”…………..59.99


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