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Rosenblum Cellars Syrah Yolo County Rominger Vineyard 2007

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Firm, ripe and intense, with a complex range of mineral, wild berry and blackberry flavors that lean toward jammy without being excessive. The long, persistent finish repeats the fruit themes. Drink now through 2011.

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Region: USA » California » Yolo County
Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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Rosenblum Cellars:
In 1978, veterinarian Dr. Kent Rosenblum and his wife Kathy founded Rosenblum Cellars. Over the years Rosenblum has been hailed as one of the top American wineries and called a “mecca for zin-fanatics.” Embodying nearly three decades of winemaking tradition, Rosenblum has evolved from a passionate home-winemaking operation into a world-class winery. Today, Rosenblum Cellars is recognized as on... Read more
In 1978, veterinarian Dr. Kent Rosenblum and his wife Kathy founded Rosenblum Cellars. Over the years Rosenblum has been hailed as one of the top American wineries and called a “mecca for zin-fanatics.” Embodying nearly three decades of winemaking tradition, Rosenblum has evolved from a passionate home-winemaking operation into a world-class winery. Today, Rosenblum Cellars is recognized as one of North America’s most acclaimed producers of zinfandel and Rhône varietal wines. After years of making wine out of their family home, the Rosenblums took their love of winemaking to the next level in 1978. In partnership with several close friends they established Rosenblum Cellars. With Kathy acting as his assistant winemaker and helping with the crush, Kent made Rosenblum Cellars’ first vineyard designated zinfandel. Made using fruit from the now-renowned Cullinane Vineyard in Sonoma County, this wine won praise and began to establish Rosenblum Cellars’ reputation as a winery with a talent for zinfandel. Inspired by his early success, Kent began to refine both his philosophical and stylistic approach to winemaking. He focused on crafting exceptional vineyard designated wines using grapes farmed from mountainside, head-pruned, old vines. With many wineries touting their estate vineyards, Kent chose a different path, deciding instead to create a diverse palette of fruit for Rosenblum Cellars. From Sonoma and Napa, to Santa Barbara, Paso Robles and beyond, Kent actively sought out the best vineyards and growers in California. In the winery, he mixed traditional and innovative winemaking techniques to craft soft and sumptuous wines that celebrated the distinctive terroir and character of each vineyard. To honor the commitment made by his vineyard partners, Kent personally oversees every wine. “We are like thirty little wineries rolled into one. We may have 120 small lots of grapes, but each is managed as if it is the only one. Specific yeasts are carefully selected for each lot. Fermentation is done in very small batches. We punch down by hand. All of this is quite labor intensive, but it is gentle and yields a more complex, balanced wine than more automated processes.” By 1987, Rosenblum Cellars had moved to its current home in Alameda, California. Through constant refinement of traditional methods and selective use of new technology, Kent and his winemaking team keep Rosenblum Cellars at the forefront of enology. From the picking of riper fruit to manage tannin bitterness, to the use of more than 30 strains of yeast from around the world, and barrels from 55 different coopers in the United States, France, Hungary, Australia and Russia, Kent and his team work constantly to perfect their methods. The last decade has been an exceptional one for Rosenblum Cellars. The winery has continued to gain the respect and appreciation of both the public and its peers, and has been honored with numerous gold medals and 90-plus scores. Still loved for its world-class zinfandels, Rosenblum has also established a reputation for crafting acclaimed Rhône varietals in its own ripe and robust style. This unique approach has culminated in a diverse portfolio of award-winning wines in several categories, including its Reserves, Vineyard Designates, Appellation Series and Cuvée Series. Rosenblum Cellars is currently distributed in every state and sixteen countries. Read less

Member Reviews for Rosenblum Cellars Syrah Yolo County Rominger Vineyard

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Snooth User: oceank8
557082,029
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 04/25/2008

Four glasses


Snooth User: 97edwardc
12240535
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 09/11/2009

Deep purple color. Fairly modest nose - fruit but also some heat (it's 14.5% abv). As others have written, there is some black pepper on the palate, but it's overwhelmed by the fruit. There's LOTS of fruit here, but it's not particularly balanced by tannin or acid. The finish is very long, but not that pleasant. Kind of like a blue raspberry slushy. I've had this before and rated it 92 at that time, but unfortunately did not take notes. At this point it's got some pluses and some minuses for me.


Snooth User: hitsnerrors
11537422
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 01/16/2009

Tried this week a few days ago, and it's a very nice Syrah that I enjoyed a lot and would recommend. I'm just starting to discover Syrah's, and while Owen Roe's Ex Umbris is still my favorite - this one if certainly worth a try.


External Reviews for Rosenblum Cellars Syrah Yolo County Rominger Vineyard

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2006 05/22/2011

Firm, ripe and intense, with a complex range of mineral, wild berry and blackberry flavors that lean toward jammy without being excessive. The long, persistent finish repeats the fruit themes. Drink now through 2011.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2006 05/22/2011

Smooth and supple, with graceful plum and black cherry fruit that goes down easy. Elegant and polished. Drink now through 2011.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2006 01/03/2012

The 2004 Syrah Rominger Vineyard is a powerful, potent (16.5% alcohol), heady, full-bodied offering displaying plenty of rich blackberry and currant fruit. It should easily last for 5ndash;7 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesAn engaging and enticing Syrah with deep black fruits, subtle smoke and accents of vanilla. The hint of Viognier adds an intoxicating aspect to this wine that is just spectacular.




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