Favorite Zin: Carlisle or Turley

I've been buying zins direct from California since the 90's. I started with Turley and added Carlisle. I'm at a place where I'm only gonna buy from one.  Turley has been at it forever but I've found Carlisle to be a little cheaper and more consistent year-in and year-out.  Parker (or what was Parker) seems to like Turley and the WS seems to favor Carlisle.  I know there are other good producers, but they don't seem to last. Think Ridge and Rosenblum. Carlisle has a lot of old-vine vineyards with old grape varietals co-mingled with the zin. Maybe that makes them a little more interesting.  

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I’m not into Zin anymore. When I was really into Zin, Martinelli was my favorite but was also the most expensive. Carlisle was second. Turley was third (for its top wines); Robert Biale was fourth and Ridge was fifth...

HOWEVER — at the end of my interest in these sorts of wines, the only one I still really appreciated was Rafanelli. I haven’t had one in years, though. 

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