Wine Enthusiast referred to Zinfandel as “California’s own grape” although its origins can be traced back to Croatia. But, if you’re looking for high-quality Zinfandel there’s one place that should be on your radar, Russian River Valley.

Russian River Valley is a wine cultivation paradise. Admired by some of the most important wine critics in the world. Wine Spectator expressed its feelings in an article titled “Loving Russian River Valley to death” where they wrote that it's a remarkable place to grow wine, one of the best and most versatile wine regions in California, capable of producing excellent Zinfandels.”

Today, we have one of these excellent RRV Zinfandels, Adam Lee's 94-point 2016 Novy Family Winery 'Carlisle Vineyard' Zinfandel Russian River Valley

Produced by Adam Lee, a legend in the world of wine and one of the most important winemakers in California. If you haven’t heard of him, perhaps his winery Siduri will ring the bell. Siduri is a cult-status winery located in California. While Siduri is one of the most recognized wine brands in the US; at Novy Winery, Adam has a different approach, playing with grapes and styles to produce fun, vibrant and unique wines. Novyis the fun little brother of Siduri.

Since its inception, Novy's wines have been highly favored. Wine Spectator has even featured them among the “Top 100 wines of the year” on different occasions.So it makes sense that Vinous Media called this an “absolutely gorgeous"wine that is“Rich, dense and explosive” in its 94-point review. Thanks to a successful harvest in 2016 Adam produced one of his finest Zinfandels to date!

The 2016 vintage was an outstanding year for the Russian River Valley. Wine Spectator tells us that wines are "showing polish and plush textures" on route to a 95-point vintage review.

A gorgeous wine indeed, and you know what else is gorgeous about it? The modest price tag! It's $27.99 a bottle, the best price you'll find anywhere!

Don’t miss your opportunity to take home this amazing 94-point Zin, crafted by one of the world’s most important winemakers, coming from a 95-point vintage and at 38% off! 

The 2016 Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard is fabulous. Rich, dense and explosive, with tremendous fruit density, the Carlisle is absolutely gorgeous. A rush of ripe cherry, pomegranate, blood orange, mint, and hard candy all race out of the glass in a racy, flamboyant Zinfandel loaded with personality. The field blend at Carlisle yields a wine with tremendous aromatic intensity and exotic beauty.~94 Vinous Media

Jammy but well-built, with floral blueberry and cracked pepper aromas and zesty blackberry and smoky-sweet anise flavors that finish with polished tannins. Drink now through 2024. ~92 Wine Spectator

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