carlisle zinfandel carlisle 14
|Subregion||Russian River Valley|
I?l just briefly summarize the s. It was the earliest vintage ever for Mike Officer and probably he?l beat that early harvest record in . In this case, he was finished by October 6, which was a first, and it will be interesting to see if he eclipses that in , which was looking even earlier. The production levels were relatively abundant for Mike Officer and the wines fruit-forward, although softer and less reserved than some of the s. While not quite as opaque in color, they are loaded with fruit, supple and luscious. The only white wine, the Grüner Veltliner Steiner Vineyard, makes an appearance in , and it? another beauty ?it? crisp and the only wine in bottle. The other wines all stood out and will, no doubt, merit outstanding ratings across the board for their intensity, richness, and full-bodied power. If you already know what Mike Officer does, and the style of his wines, you won? be disappointed in his s. You may even like them as much as any vintage, given the fact that this year shows a lot of up-front fruit and charm.