Carol Shelton Rocky Reserve Rockpile Florence Vineyard Zinfandel 2017
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley|
Spirited and briary, yet retains a sense of refinement. Expressive black cherry, rose petal and cracked pepper flavors pick up speed toward fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2028.
From a 1,400-feet elevation site thick in volcanic soils, this wine is blended with 13% Petite Sirah and shows a touch of reduction on opening. It evolves to impart juicy lengths of blueberry, black cherry and licorice, with a jolt of cola, the tannins lush and plush.