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2014 Carol Shelton Zinfandel "Wild Thing"

Winery: Carol Shelton

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Wild Thing"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 80% Zinfandel, 10% Carignane, 9% Petite Sirah & 1% Alicante Bouschet

Region: Mendocino

State or country: CA

Price: $19

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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