2013 Carol Shelton Zinfandel "Rocky Reserve"
Winery: Carol Shelton
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Rocky Reserve"
Wine Category: Zinfandel
Grape blend: 86% Zinfandel & 14% Petite Sirah
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 537
KWG Score: 91.6 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)
Review date: February 14, 2017
Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Rockpile based Zinfandel was our top finisher in our Big Blind Tasting. It opens with an attractive mild blueberry muffin and black cherry-cola bouquet with a hint of vanilla oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is a tasty boysenberry with notes of oak and acai berry. There is also some nicely integrated minerality throughout and a hint of cocoa. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins and flavors are nicely extended. The Panel thought that this Zin was food friendly. They suggested pairing this with veal milanese or roast pheasant with wild mushroom risotto and asparagus. Enjoy – KWGTP
Winemaker Notes: Nice dark-red in color, big blueberry-blackberry fruit, spicy-chocolatey oak, nicely focused acidity enhances mineral flavors, elegantly structured tannins for aging, super plush long finish!
Organic status: not organic
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