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2007 Carol Shelton Petite Sirah "Rockpile Reserve"

Carol Shelton 2007 Rockpile Reserve Petite Sirah

Winery: Carol Shelton

Vintage: 2007

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Rockpile Reserve"

Wine Category: Petite Sirah

Grape blend: 100% Petite Sirah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Rockpile

State or country: CA

Price: $40

Cases produced: 193

KWG Score: 94 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)

Review date: January 19, 2010

Wine Review: Carol has done it again. She has made another Excellent Petite Sirah. This very dark ruby colored wine was also slightly opaque. It opens with a fragrant and attractive blackberry bouquet with a hint of blueberry. On the palate, this wine is full bodied very nicely balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a delicious spicy ripe blackberry with notes of blueberry and mild black currant. We also detected a hint of oak in the background. The finish is rather dry and its moderate tannins drift away nicely. Even better is that I found this wine gets better over the several days I had it open. We would pair this gem with a filet mignon. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Inky blue-purple in color, lively black peppery spice on deep blue-blackberry fruit. Cedary oak spice, very dark chocolate, bit of warm vanilla at finish, structured tannins for aging.

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