Rosenblum Cellars Zinfandel Appellation Series North Coast 2006

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Wine Tasting Notes This rich, full wine exhibits the signature spicy earth tones that make Paso Robles Zinfandel so excellent. Combining two vineyards from both sides of the Salinas River contribute to the overall charm and complexity. In this wine you will discover flavors of rich cherry, black raspberry a touch of chocolate truffles and aromas of anise.

Region: USA » California » North Coast

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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 Zinfandel Appellation Series North Coast

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0.50 5
08/24/2009

Way too jammy.. and you know its bad when all i have to sip on is this Rosenblum Zin, and i refill my water bottle instead

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too much jam

Snooth User: lingprof
1556071,108
4.50 5
06/29/2009

Wow, I had a completely different experience. My husband and I loved this wine. It is very fruity, and probably more chocolatey than any non-dessert wine I've had. Truffles, as they say in the notes. I definitely didn't find it thin, though it might be too sweet for some.


Snooth User: chrish
21587145
3.00 5
09/12/2009

Berry flavors with spice. Big but soft tannins. Served with grilled burgers.


Snooth User: hipwine
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2.00 5
09/26/2008

Two glasses


External Reviews for Rosenblum Cellars Zinfandel Appellation Series North Coast

External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThis rich, full wine exhibits the signature spicy earth tones that make Paso Robles Zinfandel so excellent. Combining two vineyards from both sides of the Salinas River contribute to the overall charm and complexity. In this wine you will discover flavors of rich cherry, black raspberry a touch of chocolate truffles and aromas of anise.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

A deliciously rich and plush young Zin, with layers of ripe, zesty blackberry, boysenberry and wild berry fruit shaded by toasty oak, finishing with a plush, rich aftertaste. Drink now through 2009.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Searching for a somewhat dry Zinfandel that will go great with your burger? Here's your wine! Aged in a combination of French and American oak, this Zin shows off notes of rhubarb, raspberries, violets and cracked pepper. One sip is all you need to realize this full-bodied wine is saturated with blackberry marmalade and chocolate covered cherries. It has supple tannins and is somewhat chewy. A must-have to accompany your summer barbecue or burger night with friends!



Wine Tasting Notes This rich, full wine exhibits the signature spicy earth tones that make Paso Robles Zinfandel so excellent. Combining two vineyards from both sides of the Salinas River contribute to the overall charm and complexity. In this wine you will discover flavors of rich cherry, black raspberry a touch of chocolate truffles and aromas of anise.

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