2012 Carol Shelton Petite Sirah "Rocky Reserve"
Winery: Carol Shelton
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Rocky Reserve"
Wine Category: Petite Sirah
Grape blend: 100% Petite Sirah
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 229
KWG Score: 91.6 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)
Review date: September 7, 2015
Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Petite Sirah from Carol Shelton opens with a fragrant blackberry bouquet with hints of blueberry and Dr. Pepper. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, juicy and rich. The flavor profile is a tasty blueberry and plum blend with hints of nicely integrated minerality and oak. The finish is dry and its sticky tannins linger and last for quite some time. I would decant this Petite Sirah briefly and serve it with a well-marbled ribeye steak. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Passionate purple in color, lively black peppery spice on perfumey blue-blackberry fruit along with Cedary oak spice, dusty cocoa, warm vanilla creme at finish, structured tannins for aging.
Organic status: not organic
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