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2012 Carol Shelton Petite Sirah "Rocky Reserve"

Winery: Carol Shelton

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Rocky Reserve"

Wine Category: Petite Sirah

Grape blend: 100% Petite Sirah

Region: Rockpile

State or country: CA

Price: $40

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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