Rosenblum Cellars Zinfandel California 2005

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Harris Kratka Vineyard 75% Zinfandel 15% Petite Sirah 10% Carignane 60% French Oak 40% American Oak

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Outstanding, one of Rosenblum's best Zinfandels and that is saying a lot. Read more

raisin - dark plum light spice - very nice Read more

Youthful tannins. Some good fruit with nice spicyness. Needs time. Read more

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Snooth User: fthead9
28066369
4.00 5
07/20/2009

Outstanding, one of Rosenblum's best Zinfandels and that is saying a lot.


Snooth User: chad1616
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3.50 5
09/23/2009

raisin - dark plum light spice - very nice


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
2.00 5
08/08/2007

Youthful tannins. Some good fruit with nice spicyness. Needs time.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.00 5
08/08/2007

Very rich mouthfeel. Thick fruity, syrupy feel. Integrated tannins. Give it a year for tannins to soften.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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3.50 5
09/19/2010

Super herbaceous nose and not in a good way. Green vegetables. Tons of baking spice, on a very earthy palate. Brambly, briary fruit. Sage. Stone. - Blind tasted at Schreiner's Winers zin tasting 9/18/10


Snooth User: fthead9
28066369
4.00 5
07/05/2007

Another excellent Zinefindel from Rosenblum. Blackberries with vanilla undertones make this an extremely smooth wine that is equally good with food or alone.


Snooth User: cesarhdez
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3.50 5
04/27/2010

Fragant rasberry nose with a hint of floral notes. Good round Zinfandel.


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External Reviews for Rosenblum Cellars Zinfandel California

External Review
06/07/2009

Aromas of wild raspberry, blackberry and a touch vanilla come all wrapped up with subtle hints of cocoa and mint. The flavors are even more extracted and compelling than the aromas. A cornucopia of rich raspberry, blackberry and cherry with hints of clove and mint explode on the palate. The finish on this wine is so intense that it will make you wonder if life can get any better.


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThis wine reflects the relative divinity of the vineyard. This Zinfandel was heaven sent. Ripe cassis and blackberry fruit pervade the bouquet followed by whiffs of ripe, dark cherries and currants with elements of chocolate, licorice and menthol. The finished wine shows flavors of blackberry and currant, with hints of cigar box, coffee, mocha and hazelnut; with a defined acid and soft tannin backbone.


External Review
06/09/2010

This is a rich and exotic fruit-packed Zinfandel. A bouquet of ripe black currant and blackberry with creamy ripe cherry essences is followed by flavors of currant and vanilla with hints of briary spice and cracked black pepper. We expect it to age gracefully for 5-7 years, but the opportunity to enjoy it in its youth shouldnt be missed.


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewAn outstanding effort is the broodingly backward, dense ruby/purple-colored 2005 Zinfandel Harris-Kratka Vineyard. A tannic blend of 75% Zinfandel, 15% Petite Sirah, and 10% Carignan, it exhibits notes of seaweed, garrigue, pepper, kirsch, darker fruits, spice box, and earth. Abundant acidity and tannin suggest another year of bottle age will be beneficial. It should keep for 5-7 years.Wine Tasting NotesThis wine shows intense black cherry and ripe plum fruit typical of the Alexander Valley. It is smooth, silky and exotic on the palate with hints of violets, rose petal, vanilla and currants. Drink this sumptuous wine alongside filet mignon, rack of lamb or even a well-aged duck breast with wild berry compote.


External Review
01/29/2009

This is a rich and exotic fruit-packed Zinfandel. A bouquet of ripe black currant and blackberry with creamy ripe cherry essences is followed by flavors of currant and vanilla with hints of briary spice and cracked black pepper. We expect it to age


External Review
06/17/2010

Aromas of wild raspberry, blackberry and a touch of vanilla, this special Reserve wine is filled with flavors of rich, ripe berry and cherry, with hints of clove and eucalyptus that explode on the palate.


External Review
11/25/2009

RP: 92 points WS: 91 Points


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Winemaker's Notes:

Harris Kratka Vineyard 75% Zinfandel 15% Petite Sirah 10% Carignane 60% French Oak 40% American Oak

Harris Kratka Vineyard 75% Zinfandel 15% Petite Sirah 10% Carignane 60% French Oak 40% American Oak

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