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2018 Carol Shelton Zinfandel "Rocky Reserve"

Carol Shelton 2018 Rocky Reserve Zinfandel

Winery: Carol Shelton

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Rocky Reserve"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 86% Zinfandel, 12% Petite Sirah & 2% Carignane

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Rockpile

State or country: CA

Price: $40

Cases produced: 578

KWG Score: 92.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: December 29, 2021

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Zinfandel from Rockpile opens with a raisin and gentle blueberry bouquet with a hint of green herbs. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium acidity. The mouthfeel is round, balanced and slightly juicy. The flavor profile is a stewed red plum and strawberry blend with notes of allspice. I also detected some hints of black raspberry, prune, and crushed stone. The finish is dry and its medium tannins and fruit flavors drift away nicely. This Zin would pair well with a mustard-glazed pork tenderloin. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Nice dark red in color, big blueberry-blackberry fruit, spicy-chocolatey oak, nicely focused acidity enhances mineral flavors, elegantly structured tannins for aging, super plush long finish!

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