Carol Shelton Cucamonga valley 2006 Zinfandel $23.99, 89 points, has succeeded where Macchia failed: it is focused, and though a bit too alcohol driven, it remains an exciting Zin, one that pairs well with many saucy, spicy, and meaty meals.
The color is deep red and when I first put my nose to the glass all that hit me was alcohol, but hidden beneath that aura was a deep toasty-berry matrix that makes this wine so interesting.
I never for one moment disliked this wine as I have with other alcohol driven Zinfandels, but I'll probably not be back for another bottle. However I do recommend Carol Shelton Zin to Zinphiles. Let me know what you think!
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