Rosenblum Zinfandel Richard Sauret Paso Robles 2006

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Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine Review Rated 90 The ripe blackberry and plum-like fruit scents associated with this vineyard in its best vintages are here delivered with both intensity and vitality. The wine is full on the palate without losing itself to the heaviness that sometimes can be part of its character and, instead, is balanced and comes with tannin for a few years of age. Wine Tasting Notes This is a rich and exotic, fruit-packed Zinfandel. A bouquet of ripe black currant and blackberry with creamy cherry essences is followed by flavors of briary raspberry and vanilla with hints of earth and black pepper spice. This wine would pair well with steak Diane in chive sauce, or a chicken pilaf with cherry tomatoes and mushrooms.

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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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Snooth User: lingprof
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3.00 5
08/23/2009

It was simpler than the other Rosenblum zins. Nothing offensive, but not as special as I expected from the reviews....


Snooth User: chad1616
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3.50 5
09/07/2009

Nice mellow spice a bit of pepper zin, paired well with a chicken mole from fine foods at home sf.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/15/2009

14% Petite Sirah. The ripe blackberry and plum-like fruit scents associated with this vineyard in its best vintages are here delivered with both intensity and vitality. The wine is full on the palate without losing itself to the heaviness that someti... Connoisseur's Guide. A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2006 Rosenblum Cellars Zinfandel Richard Sauret Vineyard 375ml



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Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine Review Rated 90 The ripe blackberry and plum-like fruit scents associated with this vineyard in its best vintages are here delivered with both intensity and vitality. The wine is full on the palate without losing itself to the heaviness that sometimes can be part of its character and, instead, is balanced and comes with tannin for a few years of age. Wine Tasting Notes This is a rich and exotic, fruit-packed Zinfandel. A bouquet of ripe black currant and blackberry with creamy cherry essences is followed by flavors of briary raspberry and vanilla with hints of earth and black pepper spice. This wine would pair well with steak Diane in chive sauce, or a chicken pilaf with cherry tomatoes and mushrooms.

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