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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  • Trousseau Gris

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

  • Viognier

    This special and exciting variety has taken California by storm and young plantings already demonstrate that this out...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Grenache Blanc

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

  • Petite Sirah

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

  • Zinfandel

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

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Carol Shelton Wines on Snooth

  • It was at Vinify Wine Service in Santa Rosa Calif which is a custom crush facility where many small Sonoma County Boutique wineries make their wares. 19 wine makers pouring 72 different bottlings. Made it about 2/3 through the presentation before I started getting palate fatigue and everything started tasting alike. Lots of good Pinots, a couple... Read More

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  • Carol Shelton Wines Zinfandel Mendocino County Wild Thing Cox Vineyard 2005


    If you like big heavily oaked wine you will love this! It doesn't have a lot of class but sometimes the brassy red head in the tube top downing tequila shots is just what a guy is looking for. Lots of jam, vanilla and alcohol. Enjoy! Read More

    Wine review by wineraven

  • Any help would be appreciated here.I have a buddy that's really into cigars and I've been partaking from time to time. It's been fun but I've never tried to put a wine in front of someone smoking a cigar. Now that everyone knows I'm the "Wine Guy" I've been asked to supply next weeks smoking event with some wines. YIKES.I don't know where to s... Read More

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  • Carol Shelton Wines Dry Creek Valley Maple Zin Old Vine 2005


    What A Great Wine! Dark ruby in color. On the nose, cherry with a hint of white pepper. In the mouth, raspberry with a hint of cola. Very well structured with a long berry finish. Carol Shelton knows how to make a good Zin! Read More

    Wine review by chrisburnspa

  • Carol Shelton Wines Wild Thing 2005


    I am loving the wild yeast in this! It has a great aroma of fresh baked berry cobbler. Organic and you can taste the love from vineyard to glass. Read More

    Wine review by carey1

  • Carol Shelton Wines Zinfandel Rockpile Rocky Reserve Rockpile Ridge Vineyard 2004


    Very nice. Loaded with blackberry, casis, spice and a hint of mocha. Great fruit and balance. Read More

    Wine review by Derek67

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


    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 peppe... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

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


    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. Read More

    Wine review by ekw590

  • Carol Shelton Wines Zinfandel Russian River Valley Karma Zin Rue 2005


    Spicy and balsamic on the lifted nose with notes of incense and flowers and deep briary, pine forest tones. Theres 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 briar... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Carol Shelton Wines Zinfandel Russian River Valley Karma Zin Rue 2005


    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. Read More

    Wine review by ekw590

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