Carol Shelton Wines

(707) 575-3441 3354B Coffey Lane
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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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. – Description from dvoristanac

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  • Petite Sirah

    History of the grape: Petite Syrah is often confused with its parent grape, Syrah, but it has been identified as a se...

  • Grenache Blanc

    History of the grape: Grenache Blanc is thought to be a mutation of Grenache Noir, more often referred to as just Gre...

  • Trousseau Gris

    Trousseau Gris (Troo-so-gree) has a crisp, clean, flowery bouquet with flavors of fresh peaches, honeysuckle, pear, ...

  • Carignan

    History of the grape: The grape has been traced as far back as the 3rd century in the Aragon province in Spain. The A...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • In 1991 the popularity of Zinfandel wasn’t a speck of what it is today. Wine lovers either didn’t know what it was or didn’t understand the grape. Therefore, in 1991, a passionate group of true believers formed ZAP, Zinfandel Advocates and Producers. This group is made up of winemakers and Zinfandel lovers alike. Their mission is to educate the ... Read More

    From the article Fire up the barbecue. Zin is in.


  • Great 1st day.  Weather was off and on all day, showers, sun, hail, more rain, cool, warm, ... Here's what the six happy travelers did today:Martinelliwww.wineroad.com/events/barrel-tastingCarol SheltonInspirationBenoviaJoseph SwanMoshin Barrel tasting started at 11am but since we're still kind of on East Coast time we all woke up early and were... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Sonoma Barrel Tasting with...


  • The CFO and I and four others are back in CA doing a weeks worth of tasting.  Today is the Sonoma Barrel tasting to be followed by a couple more days in Sonoma and two days in Napa. Reports to follow. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Sonoma Barrel Tasting with...


  • Carol Shelton Monga Zin 2012

    Snoothrank:

    Fairly big Carol Shelton zin. Initial impression is like sticking your nose into a bag of switzer's black licorice. Loads of ripe blackberry, more licorice and dark black cherry on the palate. There's a fair amount of acidity that's a bit overpowered by the heat of the alcohol. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Carol Shelton Wines Zinfandel Sonoma County Black Magic Late Harvest 2001

    Snoothrank:

    Weird taste...sweet enough...just weird. Upset my stomach Read More

    Wine review by mec2973


  • By "East of Los Angeles," I gather he means Cucamonga Valley.  We had a discussion of historic vineyards including Lopez and Galleano here on the Forum last winter. The article mentions the town of Rancho Cucamonga, and I suppose that RC is the nearest upwardly mobile suburb to the Lopez Vineyard.  I think, however, that the Lopez Vineyard, SE a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic LA wines, SD vines, London...


  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: our origins and future in a single glance I am going to create a winery in Los Angeles, on the banks of the Los Angeles river, on the edge of what was once the greatest grape growing region in the whole country. I aim to have this winery up and running by harvest 2015. I have made great progress already and will devote much ... Read More

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  • After graduating from medical school and before beginning indentured service as a resident physician, my wife and I decided we should make a trip out to California wine country and Yosemite. So, a week after moving to my new residency location, we pawned off the two year old on the grandparents and headed for the hills of California.We arrived i... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Trip report from Lodi and RRV


  • After tasting about 6 different Old vine zinfandels within the last 6 months, I am absolutely convinced that this varietal is up to par with my taste buds. I am devoted mainly to Cabernet Sauvignon's and sometimes stray into other varietals, both red and white. Today I popped the top (incidentally do you realize that you can take the entire top ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Old Vine Zinfandels


  • Our friend, Outthere, has made us aware of the Historic Vineyard Society, and I, personally, have enjoyed reading about his experiences with the society, and his interactions with some of the producers who source from these vineyards.  Yesterday, Mrs. Emark handed me an article entitled "The Battle for America's Oldest Vines" that she had clippe... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Old California Vines


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