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Carol Shelton Wines

Carol Shelton Wines Meet Carol Shelton, winemaker and co-owner of Carol Shelton Wines, whose wines have won more medals in major competitions than wines made by any other winemaker in America, leading Carol to the title of "Most Awarded Winemaker in America"

Directions
From the South, heading NORTH on Hwy 101 Exit onto Bicentennial Way West Stay to the left hand lane and that will take you over the freeway At the bottom of the overpass, turn right on Range Ave Turn left on Piner Rd Turn right on Coffey Lane Turn right into the Pinecreek Business Park, veer to the right and follow the parking lot to the very back right-hand corner building. From the North, heading SOUTH on Hwy 101 Take the Hopper/Mendocino Ave exit Turn right on Hopper Ave Turn left on Coffey Lane Turn left into the Pine Creek Business Park, veer to the right and follow the parking lot to the very back right-hand corner building.


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3354-B Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa, CA, US, 95403 Email: wines@carolshelton.com
Phone: 707-575-3441 Web: www.carolshelton.com
Fax: 707-575-0245
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  Karma Zin, Russian River Valley
We love to just drink this Zin for its lush juicy fruit and the layers of interesting spice and earthy richness. Full of freshly-ground black pepper aromas and some nice cedary-spicy oak components, it has a rich creamy mouthfeel despite its firm tannic backbone. This vintage shows a touch of gaminess that I find quite reminiscent of a nice Cotes du Rhone. That wild note is beautifully compatible with game meats, especially duck, or actually with any grilled meats. I also had a nice paring which surprised me—Alaskan halibut with a porcini mushroom sauce. We are still playing with good recipes--if I come across some good ones I will post them on the site!
  Monga Zin, Cucamonga Valley
On its June release, the 2004 Monga Zin® was still showing a bit chewy tannins and had not opened up much in nose or mouth. That has changed now, and the wine has developed a depth of flavor and complexity that has caught the approval of quite a few judges. It has won 5 Gold medals and the Best of Show at the Jefferson Cup Invitational n MO in December 2004. It has at least 5-7 years ahead before that powerful red fruit fades out.
  Rocky Reserve Zin, Dry Creek Valley
So…back to the Rocky Reserve®…it is a classic Zin, crammed with the inky blackberry fruit and black pepper spice for which the Dry Creek Valley is famous, with lots of interesting vanilla and spices from the variety of oaks. It is well structured for longer age, but can be consumed with delight in the near-term as well!
  Wild Thing Zin, Mendocino County
We released this wine in April 2006, after it had about 8 months of bottle age. It is delicious in the short term, with a round creaminess in the mouthfeel and bright red berry fruit, but it will improve for at least 5 years from its release date. Try it with any BBQ, tomato sauces, spicy stuff like chipotle or Szechwan glazes on ribs, and it has a special affinity for game and duck.

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