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Carol Shelton Wines Zinfandel Russian River Valley Karma Zin Rue 2005

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Spicy and balsamic on the lifted nose with notes of incense and flowers and deep briary, pine forest tones. There’s some deep fruit here but this smells tight and restrained right now. Big and rich on entry with wooly tannins and plenty of glycerin and alcohol contributing to a full mouthfeel that tapers off a bit on the back end. Lots of briary fruit on the palate as well with some sandy soil tones and unusual, slightly exotic fruit tones that recall litchi and bitter melon. The finish is a touch lean but brisk and cleansing with a hint of bitterness and some very fine black berry fruit tones. Excellent length. 88pts

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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.

Editorial Reviews for Carol Shelton Wines Zinfandel Russian River Valley Karma Zin Rue

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,359
3.50 5
03/30/2009

Spicy and balsamic on the lifted nose with notes of incense and flowers and deep briary, pine forest tones. There’s some deep fruit here but this smells tight and restrained right now. Big and rich on entry with wooly tannins and plenty of glycerin and alcohol contributing to a full mouthfeel that tapers off a bit on the back end. Lots of briary fruit on the palate as well with some sandy soil tones and unusual, slightly exotic fruit tones that recall litchi and bitter melon. The finish is a touch lean but brisk and cleansing with a hint of bitterness and some very fine black berry fruit tones. Excellent length. 88pts


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Snooth User: ekw590
127408348
3.00 5
03/27/2009

Rather strong up front vanilla/pine nose with berry in the background. Big berry flavors almost burst in the mouth; earthy with lots of acidity and wood to support the rich flavors. Black pepper finish. Expensive at $30.


Snooth User: Jimmy Bowtie
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4.50 5
01/15/2011

Nice Zin!

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