1st Big acid, not balanced. Earthy, tanic, slightly mixed up taste...out of whack. 2nd Cardommon, white pepper, black currant and blackberry. Suspect bottle was recently shipped.
Pepper/Leather aroma Jammy/Full/Leather taste
Actually drank the XXXII
External Reviews for Rosenblum Cellars Zinfandel California Vintner's Cuvée XXII
Zesty wild berry flavors are medium-weight, clean and refreshing, ending with a berry edge and a hint of oak. Drink now.
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.
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.
I don't know how Rosenblum does it! With so many different Zinfandel bottlings, the Rhone Ranger category, standard Bordeaux varietals as well as a few whites, it is remarkable that his wines seem to get better and better regardless of vintage conditions. This is the twenty-fifth rendition of this stunning wine value that is better than many full-throttle Zinfandels that sell for twice the price. The non-vintage Vintner's Cuvee XXV exhibits a deep ruby color in addition to a beautifully sweet nose of black cherries, raspberries, pepper, earth, and spice. Rich and medium-bodied, with soft tannin and well-integrated acidity, this beauty will drink well for 2-3 years. Frugal-minded consumers are likely to make case purchases.
Zin fanatics of the world rejoice! Rosenblumrsquo;s Vintnerrsquo;s Cuveacute;e (a blend of wines from various regions) is delightfully delicious and amazingly affordable. The lovely raspberry and cherry fruit and surprising complexity would complement barbecue, bratwurst or baked beans. This is a wine to buy by the case.
This zinfandel's bold character puts it in a class of its own. It opens with a robust, fruit-infused flavor. Hints of cherry and raspberry linger on the palate. Its finish is exceptionally smooth and comforting. Enjoy this balanced, value-priced wine tonight.
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.
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