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Lodi Zinfandel gets some “pizzaz” from a Sonoma producer

April 24th, 2015
Lodi Zinfandel gets some “pizzaz” from a Sonoma producer

  What happens when a critically acclaimed Sonoma County based Zinfandel producer gets her hands on some Lodi grown fruit? You get a wine like the newly minted 2012 Carol Shelton Piazza Vineyard Pizazz Zin Lodi Zinfandel ($19): a plump, verging on opulent, almost lascivious style of the varietal; teeming with cherry-bombish fruit coated in nostril tingling cocoa dust and almost piña colada-like sensations. If you think we’re overstating things, Carol Shelton herself – the Carol Shelton Wines owner/winemaker – describes the Pizazz Zin as being like “Bing cherry pie in a graham cracker crust, creamy Hershey’s milk chocolate and a bit.. VIEW MORE »

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