Zinfandels

  • 2017 Black Magic Late Harvest Zinfandel Photo
    2017 Black Magic Late Harvest Zinfandel

    Every once in a while, a twist of fate can deal a quirky hand, and with a stroke of magic it can become an enchanting experience.  Black Magic™ Late Harvest Zinfandel conjures up a charming finale for a delicious meal—lusciously jammy and sweet, it complements many foods from savory cheese plates to decadent chocolate desserts.  Abracadabra!     <Extremely Limited Production>

    $20.00
  • 2003 Rocky Reserve Zin Photo
    2003 Rocky Reserve Zin

    Until January 31st Carol has made a vertical of Rocky Reserve Zinfandel available. We are releasing 10 cases each of the 2003, 2004 & 2005 vintages and it is first come, first served!

    The 2003 Rocky has aged exceptionally well since its release on September 15th, 2005. Well balanced with aromas of rhubarb, dried strawberries, blackberries, with earthy aromas of leather, spice box and tobacco, the palate is balanced and smooth. Perfect for a roasted pork loin or grilled salmon.  

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  • 2004 Rocky Reserve Zin Photo
    2004 Rocky Reserve Zin

    Until January 31st Carol has made a vertical of Rocky Reserve Zinfandel available. We are releasing 10 cases each of the 2003, 2004 & 2005 vintages and it is first come, first served!

    The 2004 Rocky has aged exceptionally well since its release on July 16th, 2006. Still packed with jammy fruits like blackberries and blueberries, it has aromas of cedar, sugared plums, and baking spices. The palate is full-bodied, lush and lengthy on the finish. Enjoy with a grilled steak or share a glass with friends!

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  • 2005 Rocky Reserve Zin Photo
    2005 Rocky Reserve Zin

    Until January 31st Carol has made a vertical of Rocky Reserve Zinfandel available. We are releasing 10 cases each of the 2003, 2004 & 2005 vintages and it is first come, first served!

    The 2005 Rocky has aged exceptionally well since its release on September 15th, 2007. Softly balanced with aromas of dried strawberries, blackberries and cranberries with dusty aromas of leather, resin and tobacco, the palate is silky and smooth. Perfect for pork chops or grilled chicken.

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  • 2014 Wild Thing Zin Photo
    2014 Wild Thing Zin

    Old Vine Mendocino Zinfandel is a treasure. Grown on the benchlands and slopes of mountainsides — this 60 plus year old vine Zinfandel was named for these wild- looking vines and also for the uninoculated, or “wild,” yeast ferment that was used to create it.  It takes a lot of effort to tame this wild fruit, but it is worth all the trouble. Wild Thing is dangerously good!   Remember – you are what you drink ….

     

    89 Points - Wine Spectator, Sept 30, 2016 & 4 GOLD Medals

    $19.00
  • 2011 Wild Thing Zinfandel 1.5L Photo
    2011 Wild Thing Zinfandel 1.5L

    Old Vine Mendocino Zinfandel is a treasure. Grown on the benchlands and slopes of mountainsides — this wild-looking old vine Zinfandel offers fruit that winemaker Carol Shelton, with her 35+ years of experience and creativity, has transformed into a wine that is concentrated yet soft, creamy and full of flavor.  Our Wild Thing Zinfandel was named for these wild- looking vines and also for the uninoculated, or wild, yeast ferment that was used to create it.  It takes a lot of effort to tame this wild fruit, but it is worth all the trouble.

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    Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2014, #89

    90 Points - Wine Spectator, May 31, 2014 & 2 GOLD Medals

    $80.00
  • 2014 Karma Reserve Photo
    2014 Karma Reserve

    September is Good Karma month at Carol Shelton Wines. For every bottle of 2014 Karma Reserve purchased this month Carol will donate a dollar to one of her favorite charities. 

    It’s Karma:  if you do good things, something good will happen. Our Karma Reserve red blend is a complex wine that is both bold and fruity, brimming with dark fruit flavors and deep toasted oak. We pass along this good Karma to you ….now pay it forward!

    92 Points - California Grapevine, August, 2017

    91 Points - Wine Spectator, December 15, 2016

    90 Points - Connoisseurs' Guide to CA, September, 2016

    $30.00
  • 2015 Pizazz Zin Photo
    2015 Pizazz Zin

    We chose to honor Charlie Piazza’s half century of growing in Lodi by making an anagram of his name to christen this classic old-style Zin.  These gnarly head-trained vines deliver brilliant wild cherry jam on a milk chocolate-marshmallow background.  S’more, please!

    $19.00
  • 2014 Monga Zin Photo
    2014 Monga Zin

    We christened the Monga Zin® as we stumbled while saying its appellation too many times, probably after having too much of this HUMONGOUS mouthful of fruit and rich milk chocolate.

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  • 2013 Lingenfelder Zinfandel Photo
    2013 Lingenfelder Zinfandel
    From 25-year-old vines on Woolsey Road in Russian River valley, owner Mark Lingenfelder has some of the prettiest Zin fruit that we turn into a very elegant wine!  Try this with BBQ or Tomato-sauced pasta, since its bright acidity will complement them well.  

    90 Points - Connoisseurs' Guide to CA, January, 2016

    90 Points - California Grapevine

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  • 2015 Rocky Reserve Zin Photo
    2015 Rocky Reserve Zin

    The name for our reserve wine, Rocky Reserve®, comes from 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, worthy of five or more years of cellaring,

    though it is packed with fragrant black and blue berry fruits.

    $36.00
  • 2013 Mancini Zinfandel Photo
    2013 Mancini Zinfandel
    Mancini Vineyard was planted in 1922 in the old world method of mixed planting. There is Zinfandel, Carignane, Alicante Bouschet, Petite Sirah, Grand Noir, Grenache, Mataro, and other unidentified vines in this amazing old vineyard. A true field blend, Mancini Zin is as interesting and complex to taste as the vineyard itself!

    92 Points - Wine Spectator, August 31, 2016

    90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Issue #223, March, 2016

    $38.00