In this episode of IntoWineTV, host Lisa Kolenda and wine experts Bartholomew Broadbent and Pamela Busch convene at San Francisco's CAV Wine Bar and Kitchen for a blind tasting and discussion of 24 different wines made by women.
Theme: Wines by Women. In this tasting IntoWine is featuring wines from producers where either the winemaker or the owner/founder is a woman.
Wine: 2004 Carol Shelton Wild Thing Old Vines Zinfandel $28.
Varietal: 90% Zinfandel, 10% Carignane
Alcohol %: 15.8%
Additional Notes: 100% Cox Vineyard, Mendocino Co.; Organically grown, CCOF certified; “Old Vines” planted 1956
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Spotlight on: Carol Shelton, Winemaker/Founder
Carol Shelton is widely cited as the most awarded winemaker in the United States. She has won countless medals for her wines and has been honored as Winemaker of the Year numerous times during her career. In her formative years as a winemaker, Carol worked at renowned cellars and with industry giants like Andre Tchelistcheff and Robert Mondavi. In 1981, Carol began working at Windsor Vineyards. During her 19-year stint as winemaker at Windsor, Carol had the opportunity to bottle 45 different wines each year, ranging from sparkling to port, with Zinfandel coming up as her favorite wine time and time again. Carol continues to win awards and accolades for premium Zinfandels produced under her own brand, Carol Shelton Wines, launched in 2000.
Bartholomew Broadbent, CEO of Broadbent Selections. Bartholomew was named as one of the "fifty most influential people in the wine world" by Decanter Magazine. He is also widely considered to be one of the world's foremost authorities on Port and Madeira. Learn more about Bartholomew Broadbent.