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2014 Carol Shelton Petite Sirah "Florence Vineyard"

Carol Shelton 2014 Florence Vineyard Petite Sirah

Winery: Carol Shelton

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Florence Vineyard"

Wine Category: Petite Sirah

Grape blend: 97% Petite Sirah & 3% Alicante Bouschet

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $40

Cases produced: 294

KWG Score: 91.8 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: July 2, 2019

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark purple colored Petite Sirah from Carol Shelton opens with a black raspberry bouquet with a hint of blueberry and prune. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is a tasty acai berry with notes of boysenberry and black raspberry. I also detected hint of red plum and cinnamon. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins fade away nicely. This is not your typical big Petite Sirah. Likely because of the soft 2014 vintage. That said, it is very food friendly. I would pair it in the near term with venison sausage with mushrooms and sage. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Inky blue-purple in color, sweet black raspberry jammy fruit—yum! Dark chocolatey oak spice, bright acidity but very juicy-supple, bit of warm vanilla at finish, structured tannins for aging.

Organic status: not organic

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