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2014 Carol Shelton Zinfandel "Pizazz"

Carol Shelton 2014 Pizazz Zinfandel

Winery: Carol Shelton

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Pizazz"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 96% Zinfandel & 4% Petite Sirah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Lodi

State or country: CA

Price: $21

Cases produced: 1,244

KWG Score: 86.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: May 5, 2017

Wine Review: This Carol Shelton Zinfandel is named in honor of Charlie Piazza who has spent decades cultivating Zin in Lodi. This Zin is brick red in color and full bodied. The bouquet is inviting with blackberry, cedar, leather aromas along with hints of herbs. I enjoyed this wine and thought it was food friendly. The palate was smooth and juicy with black cherry flavors. I also detected hints of black olives, milk chocolate with nicely balanced tannins. The finish was dry and the tannins drifted away nicely. Though the label recommends pairing this Old Vine Zin with S'mores, I thought it nicely complemented the filet mignon that I grilled for dinner! - Joe

Winemaker Notes: Zippy Bing cherry pie in a graham cracker crust, creamy Hershey's milk chocolate and a bit of toasted marshmallow—not sweet but soft and round - balanced by juicy acidity, with a creamy caramello oak and a long cherry finish. S’mores with cherry jam!

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