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2007 Carol Shelton Zinfandel "Wild Thing"

Carol Shelton 2007 Wild Thing Zinfandel

Winery: Carol Shelton

Vintage: 2007

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Wild Thing"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 90% Zinfandel & 10% Carignane

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Mendocino

State or country: CA

Price: $24

Cases produced: 1,208

KWG Score: 91 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: February 27, 2011

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Wild Thing Zin from Carol Shelton is a tad softer than previous vintages of this wine. It opens with a light menthol and black cherry bouquet with hints of leather. On the palate, this wine is light to medium bodied and balanced. The flavor profile is a gentle black cherry and black pepper blend with a touch of cedar, cinnamon, and spice. The finish is dry, tingly, and a bit prolonged. The panel felt this food friendly Zin would pair well with barbecue chicken or pulled pork in the near term. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Black razzberry fruit, vibrant and alive in both nose and mouth, nice oaky-smokiness, hit of black pepper. Smoothly textured in mouth, the finish is long and lushly jammy fruit—dangerously good!

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