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  • Jan 6, 2008 at 8:13pm

    Previously available for $29.99

    Cholm725's Review:
    Added Jan 6, 2008 at 8:13pm
    Dashe was recommended to me while tasting around Healdsburg, CA and it did not disappoint. Dry Creek Valley is arguably the best place for Red Zinfandels in the entire US. This wine is intense but not overpowering and for someone who loves this type of wine, it is one of the best I have ever tasted (and may ever taste). I've had two separate vintages of this wine and both were equal and above nearly everything else. It's not expensive to buy (~$25) which is very nice because this is a rare find in that you get such an amazing wine for an affordable price. Highly, HIGHLY recommended.

  • Jan 6, 2008 at 8:06pm

    Previously available for $25.00

    Cholm725's Review:
    Added Jan 6, 2008 at 8:04pm
    This is a white wine for red wine drinkers. Smooth, low acid, complex and everything good about good Chardonnay but far more palatable than many. The lack of acidity really lets the flavors of the wine come through your mouth without assaulting your taste buds. Rosenblum has far more to offer in the realm of Red Zinfandels, but they took this Chardonnay as seriously as they do all of their wines. Refreshing.

  • Jan 6, 2008 at 7:58pm

    Previously available for $19.99

    Cholm725's Review:
    Added Jan 6, 2008 at 7:58pm
    The best way I can describe this is that it is smooth and rich with little to no acidity that one is accustomed to finding in chardonnays. Pear and honey were very apparent and I don't typically like this type of wine. This one was delicious though and I even bought a bottle. I opened it 2 days later.

  • Jan 6, 2008 at 7:44pm
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    Average Price: $6.69

    Cholm725's Review:
    Added Jan 6, 2008 at 7:44pm
    This is not the best Red Zinfandel out there, but it is an amazing wine for the price ($5-6). I tend to drink this a lot because I love this type of wine but don't want to break into my nicer wines. I always have 2-3 bottles of this around because it is a very reliable, tasty, and easy wine to drink. So far, I haven't experienced much variation between years either. They're always good. That is not the same as "Two Buck Chuck" which seems to vary far more between harvests. Definitely a good 'starter' wine for people interested in getting used to different types of wine and finding what they like.

  • Jan 6, 2008 at 7:39pm

    Previously available for $21.99

    Cholm725's Review:
    Added Jan 6, 2008 at 7:39pm
    Rosenblum strikes again! Really, they are the mecca for any Red Zin lover and this wine did not disappoint. Smooth, a little spicy, and everything good about this type of wine.

  • Jan 6, 2008 at 7:35pm

    Previously available for $34.70

    Cholm725's Review:
    Added Jan 6, 2008 at 7:35pm
    Amazing. Hard to come by, but if you can get a bottle it is always delicious. I drank this bottle with some 70% dark chocolate pieces and it was pretty phenomenal. Winemaker's details on the wine say it better than I can.

  • Jan 6, 2008 at 7:31pm

    Previously available for $26.99

    Cholm725's Review:
    Added Jan 6, 2008 at 7:31pm
    I like a lot of Rombauer's wines, but this Zinfandel is closer to a dessert wine than a Zinfandel. It is extremely sweet for a red zinfandel and the winemaker's notes are off by a mile when referencing "subtle" and "nuances". Perhaps with age it would calm down, but this particular release (I've loved their other Zins) is one to avoid. The other thing that exacerbated the problems with this wine was that they reversed their tasting order at the vineyard (heavy cabs to light zin) so by the time we got to the Zin my mouth was used to the cabernet wines. Still, this wine is far too 'fruit forward' and is the sweetest zinfandel I have ever tasted in my life. I was shocked to taste it if you can't tell, and this is precisely because I have loved their other Zinfandel releases and my mind was anticipating something along the lines of what I had experienced.

  • Jan 6, 2008 at 7:24pm

    Previously available for $32.99

    Cholm725's Review:
    Added Jan 6, 2008 at 7:24pm
    This is a wine that tannin lovers will not like as much as I did. As a Red Zin fanatic, I loved this cab and it was worth the price ($80) for a wine that you could drink on a special night. We drank it on New Year's Eve with a dinner of Filet Mignon and it was phenomenal. It is a very smooth wine that has a lot of varied qualities to it, each of which was nice to my taste. There was not the stereotypical tannin-heavy finish that you find with a lot of cabernet wines, but they're still there. Instead of overpowering your mouth, they complement...everything.

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