9/10 – Oak and bright fruit notes, fruit forward and complex
Wine Enthusiast 90 Points
Made using a specific blend of our most iconic vineyards, the 2014 Premier Old Vine Zinfandel has been aged 20 months in French Oak. The resulting wine is bright and highly aromatic with notes of blackberry, cocoa powder and cola nut. Loaded with flavors of strawberry, chocolate, anise and smoked meat, the layered complexity of this wine is complimented by its excellent weight and balance, making it a signature Old Vine Zinfandel. Fresh and refined, the plush tannins are flawlessly integrated to add a silky, regal quality to the velvety finish. A perfect wine for every day or an elegant pairing to any meal. Enjoy now through 2019.
Carol Shelton is known for being the most awarded winemaker in the United States. She has worked with some of the top winemakers including Robert Mondavi and Andre Tchelistcheff. In 2000, she launched her own brand of wine named Carol Shelton Wines, with a focus on Zinfandels.
2014 Wild Thing Old Vine Zinfandel is 77% Zinfandel, 9% Carignane, 8% Primitivo 2% Syrah, 2% Alicante Bouchet, 1 % Barbera and 1% Petite Sirah. It is a very well made great wine with full aromos and flavors of black cherry, ripe plum, berry and a slight spice of vanilla, oak and pepper. Smooth textured in the mouth and the palate is very creamy and round, with a finish that is long with lush jammy fruit. 2014 was a very dry vear, these grapes love heat and the struggle of the drought has produced beautiful dense fruit flavors.
Harvest Date – September and October 2014
Cellar Storage Aging – 10 months in 87% American and 13% French barrels, 35% new oak barrels
Alcohol – 14.5%
pH – 3.65
Varietal – 80% Zin, 10% Carignane, 9% Petite Sirah, 1% Alicante Bouschet – Organic and Sustainably grown.
Appellation – Mendocino County
Bottling Date – Jan 11-15, 2016
Case Production – 11,650 cases (750 ml)
At this years Acushnet Apple & Peach Festival I picked up a few things at the Silverbrook Farm tent. They had their Pereira Bakery Sweet Bread, which was amazing just on it’s, own. Silverbrook Farm Old Fashioned Peaches, Homestyle Apple Butter, Cinnamon Pear Jam, Strawberry Jam, Chunky Peach Salsa, Honey and a whole lot more. My Favorite was the their Pumpkin Pie and Apple Pie from their Pereira Bakery. They were a both a hit with everyone who got a piece, delicious.
The Silverbrook Farm is a fully operational agriculture facility serving the Southern New England Region. It’s Family owned and operated for nearly two decades, with their famous homemade Pies, Horse Drawn Hayrides, Expanding Produce and Livestock Programs, and colorful seasonal Events, Silverbrook Farm is becoming the standard in traditional products and entertainment. Also, Ice Cream, you can even purchase a Christmas tree from their Tree Farm.
Operating with the motto, “Start a New Family Tradition at Silverbrook Farm!”, Silverbrook strives to hold dear the values and components of traditional New England living while incorporating the updated attractions of the modern day.
Silverbrook Farm is on 934 Main Street Acushnet, MA 02743 www.thesilverbrookfarm.com for more information on any of their great products.