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2018 Carol Shelton Zinfandel "Wild Thing Old Vine"

Carol Shelton 2018 Wild Thing Zinfandel

Winery: Carol Shelton

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Wild Thing Old Vine"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 78% Zinfandel, 14% Carignane & 8% Petite Sirah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Mendocino

State or country: CA

Price: $20

Cases produced: 9,085

KWG Score: 91.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: December 26, 2021

Wine Review: This pale ruby colored “Old Vine” Zinfandel from Carol Shelton opens with a fragrant strawberry and blackberry bouquet with a hint of moist pipe tobacco. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium acidity. The mouthfeel is round, balanced, and juicy. The flavor profile is a spiced red plum with notes of wild strawberry, stony minerality and oak. I also detected hints of blueberry. The finish is dry, and its fruit flavors, acidity and moderate tannins are nicely extended. This versatile and food friendly Zin really over-delivers. I would pair it with steak frites or crispy pork carnitas (Mexican slow cooked pulled pork) Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Aromas of black cherry, ripe plum and raspberry fruit combine with a hint of cigar box, and vanilla-oak baking spice loveliness. Smoothly textured in mouth, and the palate is very creamy and round, with a finish that is long with lush jammy fruit.

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