Carol Shelton Wines

Wild Thing Old Vine Mendocino County Zinfandel

8.9180 ratings
8.87 pro ratings
Mendocino, North Coast, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

New England Public Media (WGBY Public Television & NEPR Public Radio), Wine Lovers Dinner w/ Guest Host Amy Traverso; 7 March 2020 at MGM Springfield; Springfield, MA

New England Public Media (WGBY Public Television & NEPR Public Radio), Wine Lovers Dinner w/ Guest Host Amy Traverso; 7 March 2020 at MGM Springfield; Springfield, MA

Mar 8th, 2020
Tom Casagrande

Zinny says this tastes like me! Fruit fruit fruit. Nothing but Zin fruit. But not too jammy. Smooth, balanced. Not complex. Should probably be chilled a bit. The ultimate early summer burgers-on-the-grill wine. (Wish I actually HAD grilled some burgers for this.)

Zinny says this tastes like me! Fruit fruit fruit. Nothing but Zin fruit. But not too jammy. Smooth, balanced. Not complex. Should probably be chilled a bit. The ultimate early summer burgers-on-the-grill wine. (Wish I actually HAD grilled some burgers for this.)

Apr 9th, 2018
Konner Ruggles

Very nice

Very nice

1 person found it helpfulApr 1st, 2018
Zach Cherry

Account Manager Worldwide Wine & Spirits

8.8

Fairly well balanced. Baked cherry pie, raspberry, blackberry, a bit of that bramble and spice you'd expect. Good acidity, body is lighter than I was hoping for, but overall quite nice.

Fairly well balanced. Baked cherry pie, raspberry, blackberry, a bit of that bramble and spice you'd expect. Good acidity, body is lighter than I was hoping for, but overall quite nice.

1 person found it helpfulJun 3rd, 2015
Zane Fralick

Production Terra D'Oro Winery

9.0

Excellent OVZ! Bursting cherry, currant, and tobacco flavors. Smooth and medium bodied, velvety on the finish, light tannin, small lingering finish.

Excellent OVZ! Bursting cherry, currant, and tobacco flavors. Smooth and medium bodied, velvety on the finish, light tannin, small lingering finish.

Jan 7th, 2016
Adam Beasley

Enjoyable, restrained style. Nothing jammy, nothing complex… all one could want for under $20. A bit of heat, which was expected at 14.5 but no complaints.

Enjoyable, restrained style. Nothing jammy, nothing complex… all one could want for under $20. A bit of heat, which was expected at 14.5 but no complaints.

Dec 14th, 2021
ESF
8.4

Similar but not as impressive as the ‘16 - acidity out of whack, more jammy & fruit driven. This either needs time or is just an off-vintage. I mean, it’s not bad - it actually tasted like a barrel sample.

Similar but not as impressive as the ‘16 - acidity out of whack, more jammy & fruit driven. This either needs time or is just an off-vintage. I mean, it’s not bad - it actually tasted like a barrel sample.

Nov 28th, 2021
Neal Ferry

Tasty

Tasty

Nov 23rd, 2021
Jody Scharf

Easy Zin, enjoyable

Easy Zin, enjoyable

Nov 3rd, 2021
ace
9.0

Fruit forward with a hint of spice. Very nice Zinfandel for having with dinner.

Fruit forward with a hint of spice. Very nice Zinfandel for having with dinner.

Aug 29th, 2021