From the Winery: "Our own estate vineyard was planted in 1927 by Alcide Pelletti on the eastern bench of the Laguna de Santa Rosa flood plain. Both sides of the Laguna were popular for settlement by Italian immigrants in the late 1800s/early 1900s. Today, thanks to families like the Pellettis, Fratis, Marcuccis, Barbieris, Paperas, Mancinis, Maffeis, Montafis, Bacigalupis, Gambogis, Favas, and Saitones, this area represents “ground zero” when it comes to old-vine Russian River Valley Zinfandel.
A fabulous year for our estate vineyard! Planted in 1927 by Italian immigrant Alcide Pelletti, at just under 10 acres and with over 40 interspersed varieties, Carlisle Vineyard feels more like a garden than a vineyard. Il giardino di Alcide! Picked September 25th and 27th, yields were a very respectable 2.4 tons to the acre. Fully destemmed, after a 5-day cold soak, fermentation began naturally on its own. Aged in all French oak, 25% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered."