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Wild Thing Old Vine Zinfandel 2012 Wine Review

Wild Thing Old Vine Zinfandel 2012

Wild Thing Old Vine Zinfandel 2012

Mendocino County, California, United States

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $26.95

Drink: Now

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Wild Thing

Agent: Kylix Wines

More Vintages: 2008 

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Paul Lupinacci rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

The quality of Wild Thing is consistent with the reputation of its wine maker, Carol Shelton, for producing a great premium Zinfandel. Ms Shelton is one of the most decorated wine makers in the USA, and this wine certainly lives up to her standards.
This wine is a lighter shade of red than many Zins. The bouquet is fruity with honey and floral hints, and definitely benefits from breathing and/or decanting. On the palette the wine is very smooth with flavours of cherry, plum jam and berries. The finish is wonderfully long and very well balanced. Overall this is an excellent Zin.

Carol draws on her poetry roots to give her wines whimsical, creative names that reflect their character. The playful name of this wine, along with its attractive bottle, make it a fine gift, with a good story. An added bonus is that Carol Shelton produces wines using sustainable practices.

Pair with roasted poultry or with appetizers like baked Brie, hot artichoke dip or eggplant (like melitzanosalata). Also pairs very well with dark chocolate.
Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Clean (surprisingly) mild intensity aromas of red jammy fruit, sweet spice, toast, and oak. After a few minutes in the glass, the ripe red berry fruit becomes the most the pronounced note; so if you like smelling fruity patooty zins, open this bottle about 30 minutes to an hour before pouring.

The flavours are a bit more pronounced than the aromas. Key notes include: loads of jammy cherry and raspberry, oak, and baking spice. This zin sits a little sweet on the back of the palate (medium-dry). I consider it medium bodied with medium + acidity and tannins and a long oak finish. Pair with some 'heaty' dishes like grilled jerk chicken.
Sustainably farmed vines by Carol Shelton Wines using wild yeasts for fermentation. - Community Wine Reviews

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