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Rosenblum Cellars Zinfandel California Vintner's Cuvée XXX 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Tasting Notes The Cuvee features aromas of black cherry, blackberry and raspberry, as well as spice and vanilla overtones. It is a friendly, drinkable, zesty style Zinfandel at a very affordable price. Medium-bodied and replete with acidity, this food-friendly wine pairs well with pizza, pasta, barbecue meats and poultry, as well as Italian and Mediterranean style foods.

Region: USA » California
Color: Red
Varietal: Zinfandel
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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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Member Reviews for Rosenblum Cellars Zinfandel California Vintner's Cuvée XXX

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Snooth User: connie7899
43922898
0.00 5
01/02/2010

For the price, great value. Full fruit, nice balanced mouthfeel. Not the usual punch associated with syrah.


Snooth User: jdepetrillo
97972462
3.00 5
05/28/2009

Good color. Notes of blueberry, cherry, leather. Bit of a fruit bomb but nice for the money. Blackberry, lavender notes all over the place here. Nice finish but tannic structure lacking. Overall, not as good as some of Roseblum Zin's but still a bargain for the money 87pts


Snooth User: kathyintex
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4.00 5
07/08/2009

Another terrific little sipper from Rosenblum! Dark purple in the glass with vanilla, oak and smokey sulphur all tangled up with dark, brambly fruit. Yum! Medium and round in the mouth, a bit of blackberry with a touch of licorice, and a bit of vanilla; the oak is light and nicely done, not overwhelming the fruit. Soft, nice ample finish. Not disappointing at all!


Snooth User: mcwong
13585595
2.50 5
02/13/2009

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: Athon
88567206
3.00 5
Vintage: NV 09/22/2009

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.


Snooth User: ghick
387080102
4.00 5
Vintage: NV 03/14/2010

Pepper/Leather aroma Jammy/Full/Leather taste


Snooth User: edyk
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2.00 5
Vintage: NV 03/10/2011

Actually drank the XXXII


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External Reviews for Rosenblum Cellars Zinfandel California Vintner's Cuvée XXX

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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThe Cuvee features aromas of black cherry, blackberry and raspberry, as well as spice and vanilla overtones. It is a friendly, drinkable, zesty style Zinfandel at a very affordable price. Medium-bodied and replete with acidity, this food-friendly wine pairs well with pizza, pasta, barbecue meats and poultry, as well as Italian and Mediterranean style foods.


External Review
01/15/2009

The Cuvee XXX features aromas of black cherry, blackberry and raspberry, as well as spice and vanilla overtones. It is a friendly, drinkable, zesty style Zinfandel at a very affordable price.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/25/2009

WS: 84 Points


External Review
Vintage: NV 01/03/2012

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 mdash; a versatile wine that goes well with pasta, barbecue meats and poultry, and Italian and Mediterranean style foods.


External Review
Vintage: NV 01/03/2012

I donrsquo;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 Vintnerrsquo;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 2ndash;3 years. Frugal-minded consumers are likely to make case purchases.


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Vintage: NV 01/03/2012

This zinfandelrsquo;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.


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Vintage: NV 01/03/2012

Superripe tasting, with gobs of raspberry jam flavors and a spicy, cedary note thatrsquo;s a bit rustic and tannic, but nothing that a slice of pizza wonrsquo;t resolve. Drink now.


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Wine Tasting Notes The Cuvee features aromas of black cherry, blackberry and raspberry, as well as spice and vanilla overtones. It is a friendly, drinkable, zesty style Zinfandel at a very affordable price. Medium-bodied and replete with acidity, this food-friendly wine pairs well with pizza, pasta, barbecue meats and poultry, as well as Italian and Mediterranean style foods.

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