With Springtime knocking on the weather map, no need to wait for those warm Spring and Summer nights to enjoy a refreshing glass of rose. Especially when it’s big and racy; fun and tasty. From California’s Queen of Zinfandel, Carol Shelton has hit a home run once again with this Mendocino County beauty. Bright Chinese red in color, with raspberry, cherry, cranberry and strawberry fruit that is crisp and clean. The orange zest wakens the palate and all the while, having the sense and flavor of sucking on a watermelon Jolly Rancher hard candy. Blended with 62% Carignane, 36% Zinfandel and 2% Petite Sirah, it is juicy with the right balance of mineral and acidity with a long tantalizing finish. This ain’t your grandma’s light pink and watered down rose, rather one to jump start the warm season off in a most impressive way.