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2004 Carol Shelton Zinfandel "Maple Vineyard"

Carol Shelton 2004 Maple Zinfandel

Winery: Carol Shelton

Vintage: 2004

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Maple Vineyard"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 85% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah, 4% Carignane, & 1% of Alicante Bouschet, Malvasia, Black Muscat, etc.

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $33

Cases produced: 686

KWG Score: 89.5 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)

Review date: November 4, 2008

Wine Review: This is a big Zin! It is built to last. This very dark purple wine opens with a vibrant fruit forward ripe berry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, smooth, with an immediate dry mouthfeel, and dusty blackberry flavors. The finish is quite dry and its big tannins linger for quite some time. This is one of the few Zinfandels that can do quite well in you cellar for a while. If you can’t resist, try this big boy with some beef stew. Cheers – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Deep blackberry fruit and big spice plus black pepper, a touch of chocolate and cola in the oak contribution. Richly textured in mouth, good structure for aging, long black fruit finish.

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