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“The Winery to go to in the Russian River for yummy Zindandels!”

Carol Shelton Wines
Ranked #37 of 99 things to do in Santa Rosa
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Santa Rosa, California
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“The Winery to go to in the Russian River for yummy Zindandels!”
Reviewed 23 March 2012

This is one of our favorite wineries in Sonoma County. Their Zinfandels are to fantastic. Our favorite is Rocky Reserve from the Rockpile appellation in Sonoma County North of Dry Creek. Nice folks too and the wine is fairly priced at around $30 per bottle.

Mary and I have been tasting wine in Sonoma County for over 20 years. We live nearby in the Bennett Valley appellation and are quite familiar with the area. Over the years we've come to appreciate the best of the area and Carol Shelton is in our top of the top list.

Their tasting room is in a light industrial park in Santa Rosa, so don't go expecting a pastoral winery set among the vines. You'll need to go to another winery to enjoy your picnic. There are plenty of wineries around with a great view and not so great wine (a few have both - for those, see my other reviews).

While I can go on and on about Carol's Zins, her other Reds (she does a Cab and Pinot) are quite lovely too. Her whites are also something special.

I highly recommend Carol's wines to folks who like deep, rich, full bodied wines.

Visited March 2012
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