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2020 Carol Shelton Viognier "Wild Thing"

Carol Shelton 2020 Wild Thing Viognier

Winery: Carol Shelton

Vintage: 2020

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Wild Thing"

Wine Category: Viognier

Grape blend: 100% Viognier

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Placer County

State or country: CA

Price: $20

Cases produced: 599

KWG Score: 91 (based on 2 reviews)

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

Review date: March 17, 2022

Wine Review: This golden yellow colored Viognier from Carol Shelton opens with a mango and orange marmalade bouquet with notes of white peach and honeysuckle. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium acidity. The mouthfeel is a lush, slightly oily, and fresh. The flavor profile is a chalky mineral and mango blend with notes of tangerine. We also detected hints of peach, rose water, and honeydew melon. The finish is dry and its flavors and acidity drift away nicely. We would pair it with fish tacos with mango salsa and roast Cornish game hen with lemon, fennel, and herbed potatoes. Enjoy – Ken & Mark

Winemaker Notes: Beautiful nose of white flowers (jasmine, gardenia and honeysuckle) mingled with pretty green tea, grapefruit and orange zest aromas, only a light kiss of creamy vanilla oak toast. Super crisp acidity without being puckery tart, just pinpoint balanced with trace of sweetness and creaminess from oak. Juicy, mouth-watering Honey-crisp apple and citrus, green peach fruit. Great structure to pair with lemon-butter shrimp or Thai food or even to drink solo.

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