Rosenblum Cellars Zinfandel California 2005
Outstanding, one of Rosenblum's best Zinfandels and that is saying a lot.
raisin - dark plum light spice - very nice
Youthful tannins. Some good fruit with nice spicyness. Needs time.
Very rich mouthfeel. Thick fruity, syrupy feel. Integrated tannins. Give it a year for tannins to soften.
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
Another excellent Zinefindel from Rosenblum. Blackberries with vanilla undertones make this an extremely smooth wine that is equally good with food or alone.
Fragant rasberry nose with a hint of floral notes. Good round Zinfandel.
External Reviews for Rosenblum Cellars Zinfandel California
California Grapevine ReviewZinfandelMedium to medium-dark ruby; attractive, forward, spicy, cedary, jammy, raspberry and blackberry fruit aroma with a hint of mocha; full body; big, forward, rich, textured, toasty, red berry fruit flavors with good depth and concentration; medium-full to full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Oak is balanced with the fruit.Wine Tasting NotesAromas 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.
Wine Advocate ReviewThe outstanding 2005 Zinfandel Annettes Reserve (80% Zinfandel, 15% Petite Sirah, and 5% Carignan) exhibits a deep ruby/purple color in addition to notes of licorice, black cherries, currants, earth, and spice box. Richly fruity and medium to full-bodied with good acidity and light to moderate tannin, it should drink nicely over the next 5-7 years.Wine Tasting NotesThis rich exotic example of Mendocino Zinfandel is the product of superb old vine vineyards that are dry farmed and head pruned. The additions of Petite Sirah, Carignane and Syrah have added layers of texture to both the aromatics and palate.
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
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.
A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2005 Rosenblum Cellars Zinfandel Annettes Vineyard Reserve 1500ml
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