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Rosenblum Cellars Vintner's Cuvee Zinfandel XXXIII NV

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Lively and focused, with tart raspberry, herb and sweet floral flavors, framed by firm tannins that linger. An excellent value. Drink now.

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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
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01/17/2012

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External Reviews for Rosenblum Cellars Vintner's Cuvee Zinfandel XXXIII

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Lively and focused, with tart raspberry, herb and sweet floral flavors, framed by firm tannins that linger. An excellent value. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

This is one of the most reliable Zinfandels in the market today. It is soft, smooth and has typical "Zin" style. Enjoy with hot dogs, chips and dips and friends.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Lovely, bright jammy cherry and raspberry fruit with hints of black pepper and spice is the main focus of this fruit-centered wine. It is a very friendly, drinkable, zesty style of Zinfandel at a very affordable price - a versatile wine that goes well with pasta, barbecue meats and poultry, and Italian and Mediterranean style foods.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

This is a good price for a wine of this caliber. Rich and thick in jammy cherry, mocha and spice flavors. Dry, and with ripe, sweet tannins, it's a little hot in alcohol, but just fine with ribs slathered in sauce.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Solid, reliable, perennial favorite sourced from various regions of California, made into individual lots of wine and then blended into this familiar cuvée. Lovely raspberry and cherry fruits followed by a silky smooth finish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Superripe tasting, with gobs of raspberry jam flavors and a spicy, cedary note that's a bit rustic and tannic, but nothing that a slice of pizza won't resolve. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Lovely bright fruit of old vine Contra Costa Zin blended with a touch Paso Robles Zin, resulting in a wine that features rich raspberry and cherry flavors that lay softly on the palate. Enjoy with ribs, pizza or a red-sauced pasta.


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