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Carol Shelton Wines Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Maple Zin Maple Vineyards 2004

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Pure fruit with an icy cool, ashy edge. There is a nice nuttiness here from the sweet oak and lovely fresh fruit with a touch of candied apple and watermelon adding depth to the spicy berries. Notes of eucalyptus, violets, almond husk and vanilla add complexity. Nice purity yet the tannins remain a bit aggressive. There is very bright pink peppercorn and iron tinged red cherry fruit on the finish with subtle anise seed and cardamon notes with a touch of pollen and bitter citrus zest highlights. Long, zesty, earthy, coffee and cream finish gets cut a bit short as the tannins begin to contract. Intense stuff and still in need of a year or two to fully tame the tannins which may always dominate this wine. 91pts

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Carol Shelton Wines:
Carol Shelton is widely cited as the most awarded winemaker in the United States. She has won countless medals for her wines and has been honored as Winemaker of the Year numerous times. After years of working with some of the industry’s top winemakers and wineries, Carol continues to win awards and accolades for premium Zinfandels produced under her own brand, Carol Shelton Wines.
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Editorial Reviews for Carol Shelton Wines Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Maple Zin Maple Vineyards

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
04/06/2009

Pure fruit with an icy cool, ashy edge. There is a nice nuttiness here from the sweet oak and lovely fresh fruit with a touch of candied apple and watermelon adding depth to the spicy berries. Notes of eucalyptus, violets, almond husk and vanilla add complexity. Nice purity yet the tannins remain a bit aggressive. There is very bright pink peppercorn and iron tinged red cherry fruit on the finish with subtle anise seed and cardamon notes with a touch of pollen and bitter citrus zest highlights. Long, zesty, earthy, coffee and cream finish gets cut a bit short as the tannins begin to contract. Intense stuff and still in need of a year or two to fully tame the tannins which may always dominate this wine. 91pts

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Snooth User: ekw590
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3.50 5
04/04/2009

Rich leathery cigar box aromas over black cherry notes; leads to bracing & jammy black tea fruits, current and spice; well-balanced flavors but finishing with very woody finish.




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