The 2017 Carol Shelton Rocky Reserve Zinfandel is name the deep red, rocky soils of the Florence Vineyard, 1400 feet above Lake Sonoma and Dry Creek Valley. This is a more elegant and restrained Zin that boasts a nice dark-red color, big blueberry-blackberry fruit, spicy-chocolatey oak, nicely focused acidity, elegantly structured tannins for 5+ years of aging, and a super plush long finish!
Varietal Composition: 87% Zinfandel, 13% Petite Sirah
Appellation: Rockpile AVA, Sonoma County
Aging: 20 months in oak barrels: 33% new French, 33% new American, 34% second-fill French
92 Points - Wine Spectator
"Structured and lively, showing tension, offering expressive black cherry, red jalape√É±o and stony mineral accents that deepen toward broad-shouldered tannins. Best from 2020 through 2026. 501 cases made." -TF, 4/30/19