Wild Thing Old Vine Zinfandel BottleWild Thing Old Vine Zinfandel Label

Wild Thing Old Vine Zinfandel

Wild Thing is so named because the grapes are fermented with naturally occurring wild yeasts native to the vineyard that produces the wine. And the vineyard is special, too: Just north of Ukiah in Mendocino, it was planted in 1956, and today the vines are still going strong. Rocky soils and a rigorously parsimonious irrigation regime help these vines to produce bright, juicy wines rich with baked cherry and blackberry flavors overlaid with cinnamon, clove and licorice.

 Producer Carol Shelton Wines
 Region Sonoma
 Country United States
 Varietals Zinfandel
 Alcohol 14.5% alc/vol
 Vintage 2012

What are you drinking tonight? Make sure to review the wines you’ve tried on Just Wine — thousands of other Just Wine users rely on reviews just like yours to help them pick their next best wine!

Varietal Facts

Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Zinfandel (aka: Primitivo) | Just Wine
JWU

Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Zinfandel (aka: Primitivo)

An introductory guide to Zinfandel wine. Everything you need to know about the grape variety including flavour, food pairings, growing regions...
  Try a Zinfandel wine if you like Grenache or Syrah.   Overview of the Zinfandel wine varietal (Not to be confused with the wine style “White Zinfandel.” ) This red wine is dark fruit driven with lots of body and high alcohol, but velvety smooth tannins.   Why we like the Zinfandel varietal, grape...
Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Syrah (aka: Shiraz) | Just Wine
JWU
Introductory

Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Syrah (aka: Shiraz)

An introductory guide to Syrah / Shiraz wine. Everything you need to know about the grape variety including flavour, food pairings, growing regions...
Try Syrah / Shiraz Wine if You Like Malbec, Zinfandel, or Chateauneuf-du-Pape   Overview of the Syrah Wine Varietal Medium to full body, medium to high tannins, high acidity   How To Pronounce the grape Syrah: Sear-AH   Why We Like Syrah Wine The style varies depending on the region Some Syrah tastes...

Local Deals

Click to set your location and we will show you if there are deals for this wine in your area.

Community Reviews

2 out of 5 starsReviewed on April 22, 2017
This member has chosen to keep their review locked in their cellar.
4 out of 5 starsReviewed on May 26, 2016
This member has chosen to keep their review locked in their cellar.
4 out of 5 starsReviewed on September 11, 2015

This was really smooth and reminiscent of a nice merlot. Didn't knowwhat to expect from a red Zinfandel so was pleasantly surprised. It had a nice smoky flavour - very moreish!

4 out of 5 starsReviewed on April 01, 2015
Only CO-OP Private Locker Members can see this exclusive review.

About the Producer

Carol Shelton Wines
Winery

Carol Shelton Wines

Santa Rosa, California, United States Santa Rosa, California, United States

The Road To ZenCarol 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. After years of working with some of the industry’s top winemakers and wineries, Carol continues to...

More by the Producer

More Reds

Top