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2013 Carol Shelton Petite Sirah "Rocky Reserve"

Winery: Carol Shelton

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Rocky Reserve"

Wine Category: Petite Sirah

Grape blend: Petite Sirah

Region: Rockpile

State or country: CA

Price: $40

Cases produced: 253

KWG Score: 90 (based on 3 reviews)

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

Review date: April 14, 2017

Wine Review: This pitch black colored Petite Sirah opens with an inviting Maine blueberry bouquet with a hint of oak. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, slightly acidic and juicy. The flavor profile is an extracted blackberry with notes of black plum and oak. A little minerality and strawberry licorice show up towards the end. The finish is dry and its medium tannins and acidity are well-managed and fade away nicely. This wine is a very food friendly Petite Sirah that would pair nicely with a butterflied filet mignon with hollandaise sauce. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Not Available

Organic status: not organic

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