Rosenblum Cellars Zinfandel Paso Robles Reserve Richard Sauret 2009

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79% Zinfandel, 15% Petite Sirah, 6% Alicante Bouschet. Pungent aromas flaunt a distinguished minerality over sultry, dark fruit. In the nose, dark cherry and rhubarb serve as a backdrop to fragrant spices and flinty limestone. Deep and brooding, the palate carries an earthy meatiness and fleshy black plum. Accents of black raspberry and cassis pick up the back of the palate as sturdy tannins hold the long finish. Pair this wine with a grilled pepper steak or with pasta dressed in a spicy red sauce.

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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 Paso Robles Reserve Richard Sauret

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Snooth User: mnotani
626123151
4.50 5
11/27/2012

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: monty1
32797136
1.00 5
Vintage: 2004 10/19/2007

Wow, what a dissapointment. Like many Zins now, this wine was more of a port than a table wine. Over ripe, Over done, port like flavors. Alcohol too high. Not good


Snooth User: zinfandel1
1546601,004
3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 08/20/2012

Wow A really big Zin. Full body and very dark color. On the nose you get the typical berry aroma. Some oak and picked up vanilla and a lot of berry flavors dancing around your palate. I expected more tannins. This wine is huge and with its multiple layers of flavors it may be difficult to match the right food. Better to drink and enjoy on its own.


Snooth User: Derek67
32027694
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 01/07/2008

Huge and extracted. Almost porty in nature and body with oak and vanilla. Make sure to drink with huge foods.


Snooth User: mcwong
13585595
2.50 5
Vintage: 2003 02/13/2009

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: Joel Karlinsky
3785885
4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 12/08/2007

Four glasses



79% Zinfandel, 15% Petite Sirah, 6% Alicante Bouschet. Pungent aromas flaunt a distinguished minerality over sultry, dark fruit. In the nose, dark cherry and rhubarb serve as a backdrop to fragrant spices and flinty limestone. Deep and brooding, the palate carries an earthy meatiness and fleshy black plum. Accents of black raspberry and cassis pick up the back of the palate as sturdy tannins hold the long finish. Pair this wine with a grilled pepper steak or with pasta dressed in a spicy red sauce.

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