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2005 Carol Shelton Zinfandel "Maple Vineyard"

Carol Shelton 2005 Maple Zinfandel

Winery: Carol Shelton

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Maple Vineyard"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 83% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah, 4% Carignane, & 3% of Alicante Bouschet, Malvasia, Black Muscat, etc.

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $33

Cases produced: 800

KWG Score: 93.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: November 6, 2008

Wine Review: This Zin is the wine that Zin lovers dream of!! This dark ruby wine opens with a mild cherry like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, smooth, well balanced, with nicely integrated acidity. The flavor profile is tasty and juicy raspberry flavors. This is the style of Zin that made the Maple Vineyard so famous among Zin fans. The finish is dry and its well managed tannins sail on for quite some time. This wine would pair nicely with beef stroganoff. Enjoy – 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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