Dry, with layers of berry fruits, plum, anise, and spices. This California Zin is full bodied and big! This wine is great with your favorite burger.
Carol Shelton Wines makes it in Cucamonga Valley, California. Its aromas include plum and damp earth. A wine that is medium-bodied and dry. Peppery and lightly creamy. Having a meal that includes pancetta or tomato based dishes? Complement it with this Zinfandel.
This vintage displays a rich dark purple garnet color and deep aromas of raspberry, wild strawberry, spicy white pepper with hints of toasty oak. Uplifting flavors of ripe raspberry and earth combine to give this full-bodied Zinfandel a generous mouth feel. Rich full tannins and mouthwatering acidity on the palate into a long, lingering elegant finish.
Enjoy with garlic and rosemary seasoned lamb chops, Italian sausage, or spicy tomato pasta dishes. A grilled burger with melted gorgonzola in one hand and this Zin in the other hand is what the good life is all about.
This zinfandel explodes with layers of ripe boysenberry, black raspberry, blackberry and plum compote aromas coupled with loamy earth, sweet vanilla and toasted oak scents. Rich, round and concentrated on the palate, it delivers a beautifully structured and focused core of super-rich brambleberry fruit balanced by seamlessly integrated tannins, vibrant fresh black cherry acidity, and a long, savory finish echoing the vineyard’s distinctive clay mineral character. Delicious now with hearty repasts, this luscious Zinfandel will further unfold its charms with another 3-5 years’ aging.
From the winery: “The wine yields aromas of cherries and licorice, flavorful cassis, and blackberries, with silky tannins and a lively acidity. You’ve got rocks and raspberries (or maybe they’re mulberries or blackberries), and the yin and yang of soft and hard, of fruit and earth, creates the most electrifying aesthetic frisson.”
From the winery: This rich, fruit-forward wine offers intense aromas of ripe cherries and vanilla. Blackberry jam and mulled spice flavors linger on the palate. The densely layered and complex flavor profile and subtle oak influence integrate with the soft tannic structure, ending in a long and satisfying finish.
The 2009 vintage was picture-perfect in the Napa Valley with overall temperate conditions and few swings in either direction. Late spring brought a few light rains that took the pressure off of irrigation. The region experienced less rainfall than is typical and relatively few truly hot days. The result was beautiful ripened fruit across all varietals
From the winery: Grown in one of the smallest American Viticultural Areas in the United States (~12,000 acres), Fiddletown sits at a slightly higher elevation (~1700 ft) than most of Amador County allowing for a longer growing season. With cooler days and nights, the fruit is almost always the last in the County to be picked off the vine. Our 2010 Old Vine Zinfandel is exemplary of what Fiddletown fruit has to offer. With fresh raspberry, plum and black berry aromas, the wine is succulent and smooth but retains vibrant acidity making it very food friendly which is commonly atypical for this varietal. Bold flavors of blackberry jam and black cherries dominate while layers of sweet oak and vanilla carry through the finish compelling the drinker to have another sip. Pair with Filet Mignon and garlic sautéed mushrooms for an unforgettable meal. Drink now through 2016.
A blend of 46% Dry Creek, 33% Alexander Valley grapes, and 21% Solano County grapes, the 2005 vintage of Temptation Zinfandel is loaded with plum, cocoa and most prominently, Bing cherry character. The mouth feel is plush and the finish long. Temptation Zin is a perfect complement to what is now our trio of Zinfandels.