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2012 Carol Shelton Cabernet Sauvignon "Rockpile Reserve"

Winery: Carol Shelton

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Rockpile Reserve"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon & 4% Petite Sirah

Region: Rockpile

State or country: CA

Price: $50

Cases produced: 193

KWG Score: 89.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: November 16, 2015

Wine Review: This opaque and midnight blue colored Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a black currant bouquet with a hint of blueberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied and balanced. The flavor profile is a tasty mild blueberry and black currant blend with notes of faint black cherry, oak and mild minerality. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins and fruit flavors are nicely extended. This Cab is very food friendly and improves with a little aeration. I would decant it for a bit and serve it with a NY strip steak with a red wine, shallot and mushroom reduction sauce. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Dark red in color. Black cherry-cola and cassis fruit, long and deep on nose and palate. Cedary oak spice and warm pipe tobacco aromas, dark chocolate, vanilla at finish, smoothly structured tannins.

Organic status: not organic

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