2018 Carol Shelton Rocky Reserve Florence Vineyard Zinfandel Rockpile USA
Nice dark-red in color, this wine offers notes of big blueberry-blackberry fruit and spicy-chocolatey oak. On the palate, the wine has nicely-focused acidity that enhances mineral flavors -- as well as elegantly-structured tannins that allow for cellar aging.
Blend: 87% Zinfandel, 13% Petite Sirah
Rated 92 Points Wine Spectator
A dynamic Zinfandel, with fragrant raspberry and sweet anise aromas and structured yet vibrant smoky cherry and cracked pepper flavors that linger toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2024
Rated 90 Points Wine Enthusiast
An intensely broad-shouldered red blended with 13% Petite Sirah, this has plenty of power within a full-flavored array of brambly blackberry, cherry and dusty cinnamon. The oak (a blend of French and American) is supportive and integrated.
Rated 90 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2015 Zinfandel Rocky Reserve Florence Vineyard is medium garnet-purple colored and offers up a core of baked plums and dried mulberries with suggestions of spice cake, prunes, raspberry tart, baking spices and stewed tea. Full-bodied and opulently fruited in the mouth, it has a chewy backbone and refreshing lift to the finish. 508 cases produced.