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2007 Carol Shelton Zinfandel "Rocky Reserve"

Carol Shelton 2007 Rocky Reserve Zinfandel

Winery: Carol Shelton

Vintage: 2007

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Rocky Reserve"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 96% Zinfandel, 4% Petite Sirah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Rockpile

State or country: CA

Price: $33

Cases produced: 511

KWG Score: 92.3 (based on 3 reviews)

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

Review date: April 18, 2011

Wine Review: This opaque and India ink colored Zinfandel was clearly one of the best Zin's that I have covered so far this year. It opens with a mild ripe blackberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, nicely balanced, and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a delicious lush and ripe blackberry with notes of boysenberry and a dash of black pepper and anise. The finish is dry and its wonderful fruit flavors shine thru with almost no tannin. This is a very nice drinking Zin. Sit on the porch on a cool evening and enjoy! Cheers - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Inky blue-purple in color, very deep blackberry fruit, spicy oak creaminess, very dark chocolate, dash of pepper, elegantly structured tannins for aging.

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