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2013 Carol Shelton Petite Sirah "Florence Vineyard"

Winery: Carol Shelton

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Florence Vineyard"

Wine Category: Petite Sirah

Grape blend: Petite Sirah

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $40

Cases produced: 383

KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: March 24, 2017

Wine Review: This opaque and dark violet colored Petite Sirah was well received by the Tasting Panel. The Panel felt that this wine opened up with a port like bouquet of rum cake, raisin, and plum with a hint cinnamon. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a gentle cola with a touch of Captain Morgan. We also detected hints of cherry and blackberry mixed in. The finish is dry and its medium tannins show nice length. The Panel suggested pairing this Petite Sirah with Memphis style dry-rub ribs. Enjoy – KWGTP.

Winemaker Notes: Not Available

Organic status: not organic

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