2014 Carol Shelton Zinfandel "Wild Thing"
Winery: Carol Shelton
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Wild Thing"
Wine Category: Zinfandel
Grape blend: 80% Zinfandel, 10% Carignane, 9% Petite Sirah & 1% Alicante Bouschet
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 11,650
KWG Score: 89.5 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)
Review date: March 17, 2017
Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Zinfandel opens with a blackberry and black raspberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and juicy. The flavor profile is an oak influenced plum with notes of mild minerality, a touch of strawberry and hint of red currant. The finish is dry and its fruit flavors and gentle acidity depart quickly. This is a very nice everyday Zin to enjoy with burgers or steak tips of the grill. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Aromas of black cherry, ripe plum and raspberry fruit combine with a hint of graphite, cigar box, and vanilla-oak baking spice loveliness. Smoothly textured in mouth, and the palate is very creamy and round, with a finish that is long with lush jammy fruit.
Organic status: not organic
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