Carol Shelton Wines




Meet Carol Shelton,
winemaker and co-owner of Carol Shelton Wines, whose wines have won more medals in major competitions than wines made by any other winemaker in America, leading Carol to the title of "Most Awarded Winemaker in America".


Specializing in delicious single vineyard Zins from diverse appellations.  Friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
 

Give us a call to set up your appointment- we are usually here!


By Appointment for 6+


 

 



Credit Cards Accepted: Master Card, Visa

Wine Type: Cabernet Sauvignon, Late Harvest Wines, Petite Sirah, Port, Rhone Style Blends, Rosé, Zinfandel

Facilities: Open to the Public, Reservations Suggested, Tours by Appointment,


Visit the website at: http://www.carolshelton.com

E-mail: wines@carolshelton.com

Ticket to the wine road

Come join us for a complimentary tasting of our five highly-acclaimed vineyard-designated Zins and see what an "urban winery" is all about.  15% discount on all purchases and winery tour available with reservation.  Please call ahead to reserve your time!
Get your Ticket to the Wine Road here!

New Wine Releases

2012 Pinot Noir (Sep 19, 2014)
Rich black cherry fruit, nice black pepper spice and touch of earth. Firm tannins cloaked in velvety plush silkiness, nice spicy finish. More fruit than a lot of Pinot Noirs—a Zin-lover’s Pinot!

2011 KingRidge Cabernet Sauvignon (Sep 19, 2014)
Dark red in color. Black cherry-cola and cassis fruit, long and deep on nose and palate. Cedary oak spice and warm pipe tobacco aromas, dark chocolate, vanilla at finish, smoothly structured tannins

2011 Rockpile Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Sep 19, 2014)
Dark red in color. Black cherry-cola and cassis fruit, long and deep on nose and palate. Cedary oak spice and warm pipe tobacco aromas, dark chocolate, vanilla at finish, smoothly structured tannins

2010 Karma Zin (Sep 19, 2014)
Very complexly layered spice and black fruits, lively! Dark chocolate, Creamy oak, a bit of vanilla cola, brown spices-nutmeg/cinnamon. Rich in mouth, good structure for aging, a bit chewy in its youth

2011 Rocky Reserve Zin (Sep 19, 2014)
Nice medium-red in color, very pretty black cherry-blackberry fruit, spicy-cedary oak, nicely focused acidity enhances mineral flavors, round, elegantly structured tannins for aging, super plush long finish!

2011 Rockpile Reserve Petite Sirah (Sep 19, 2014)
Passionate purple in color, lively black peppery spice on perfumey blue-blackberry fruit along with Cedary oak spice, dusty cocoa, warm vanilla creme at finish, structured tannins for aging

2010 Rockpile Reserve Petite Sirah (Sep 19, 2014)
Passionate purple in color, lively black peppery spice on perfumey blue-blackberry fruit along with Cedary oak spice, dusty cocoa, warm vanilla creme at finish, structured tannins for aging

2011 Black Magic Late Harvest Zinfandel (Sep 19, 2014)
Inky blue-purple in color, yummy deep razz-blackberry jam and luscious dark chocolate of oak spices, sweet but not clumsy, pleasingly balanced with a bit a tartness, not at all hotly alcoholic, bit of warm vanilla at finish

2013 Monga Zin (Sep 19, 2014)
Very bright pomegranate cherry fruit, brown sugary-caramel oak Fragrant Asian spices—Chinese 5-spice in milk chocolate/cocoa; Mouthfeel is creamy yet tangy, quite drinkable now but will age a good 10-15 years. Very mouthfilling!

2012 Wild Thing Zin (Sep 19, 2014)
Aromas of black cherry, plum and raspberry fruit combine with a beautiful hint of vanilla-oak loveliness, smoothly textured in mouth, very creamy and round, the finish is long and has lush jammy fruit — this wine is dangerously good! Remember – you are what you drink ….

2012 Coquille Blanc (Sep 19, 2014)
Exotic nose of spicy pears and white peaches, almond paste/marzipan, a touch of honeysuckle perfume. Multi-dimensional (many layers), a hard-to-describe range of aromatics, intriguing, almost mysterious! In the mouth it is crisply dry yet creamy and round and full-bodied, with nice almond paste on crisp-yet-juicy pear fruit.

Wine Awards

Riverside Intl WC: 2014
Best of Class: 2011 Rockpile Reserve Petite Sirah

Monterey Festival Judging Competition: 2014
Best of Show: 2012 Pinot Noir

Long Beach Grand Cru: 2014
Gold: 2012 Pinot Noir

Los Angeles County Fair: 2014
Gold: 2012 Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir Shootout: 2014
Gold: 2012 Pinot Noir

Los Angeles County Fair: 2014
Gold: 2011 Rockpile Reserve Petite Sirah

Riverside Intl Wine Competition: 2014
Double Gold: 2011 Rockpile Reserve Petite Sirah

Orange County Fair: 2014
Gold: 2011 Rockpile Reserve Petite Sirah

Long Beach Grand Cru: 2014
Gold: 2011 Rockpile Reserve Petite Sirah

San Francisco Intl WC: 2014
Gold: 2011 Rockpile Reserve Petite Sirah

North of the gate WC: 2014
Best of Class: 2011 Rockpile Reserve Petite Sirah

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Comp: 2014
Best of Class: 2011 Black Magic Late Harvest Zinfandel

San Diego County Fair: 2014
Double Gold: 2011 Black Magic Late Harvest Zinfandel

East Meets West WC: 2014
Gold: 2011 Black Magic Late Harvest Zinfandel

LA County Fair: 2014
Gold: 2011 Black Magic Late Harvest Zinfandel

Zin Challenge WC--Alameda: 2014
Gold: 2012 Wild Thing Zin

Long Beach Grand Cru: 2014
Gold: 2012 Wild Thing Zin

California State Fair: 2014
Gold: 2012 Wild Thing Zin

North Coast Wine Challenge: 2014
Gold: 2012 Wild Thing Zin

California State Fair: 2014
Double Gold: 2012 Coquille Blanc

Intl Womens Wine Compt: 2014
Gold: 2012 Wild Thing Zin