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2013 Carol Shelton Cabernet Sauvignon "Rockpile Reserve"

Winery: Carol Shelton

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Rockpile Reserve"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Rockpile

State or country: CA

Price: $50

Cases produced: 133

KWG Score: 87 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: January 23, 2017

Wine Review: This midnight black colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Rockpile opens with a mild black currant bouquet with a hint of blueberry. On the palate, the wine is medium bodied, juicy and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a plum and elderberry blend with notes black raspberry. I also detected hints of espresso and minerality throughout. The finish is dry and its flavors and moderate tannins linger and last for quite some time. This is a Cab that Zin lovers will like. Lots of fruit. It went really well with braised short ribs. 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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