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Roshambo Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley the Reverend 2009

Member Review by lingprof:

I normally like 'big' wines, but to me this one managed to be both big and shallow at the same time. Very spicy, but not that complex. I'm glad I got it on sale. (But my husband really liked it, so maybe try it for yourself and see.)

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Roshambo Winery:
Roshambo Winery was born of the simple idea that serious wines became, well, a little too serious. It's the brainchild of maverick Wine Hero Naomi Brilliant, granddaughter of the late and great Sonoma County grape grower, Frank Johnson. Our small, independent winery was named after the West Coast slang for the ancient children's game, "Rock, Paper, Scissors," and with our annual RPS Tournament... Read more
Roshambo Winery was born of the simple idea that serious wines became, well, a little too serious. It's the brainchild of maverick Wine Hero Naomi Brilliant, granddaughter of the late and great Sonoma County grape grower, Frank Johnson. Our small, independent winery was named after the West Coast slang for the ancient children's game, "Rock, Paper, Scissors," and with our annual RPS Tournaments, Pirate Proms and Roshambustops, we like to think we are fighting for fun in a winey world. Buut... it's important to note that while we take pride in our storied history of creative branding, we know that it's what's inside the bottle that really counts. We have to appeal to your palates and senses as much as your spirit. Because no matter how slickly we package the stuff, we know we can't pull the wool over the oenophile's eyes... nor can we lure the beer and booze set to the Other Side of the Vine with a bogey in the bottle. The whole point of this adventure was to welcome a new crowd of people to the party - Gen-Xers , Boomers, Millenials and Unidentifiables alike - by providing a disarmingly fun context in which to encounter serious wine. Our offerings have been fortunate enough to catch critical praise - most recently, in Wine Enthusiast's March '08 Buying Guide (FJV Syrah: 93 Points, Reverend Zinfandel: 92 Points, "Rock" Rhone Blend: 90 Points). Though... we don't think you should buy a wine just because so and so says so. Read less

Member Reviews for Roshambo Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley the Reverend

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Snooth User: lingprof
1556071,108
2.00 5
Vintage: 2006 07/24/2009

I normally like 'big' wines, but to me this one managed to be both big and shallow at the same time. Very spicy, but not that complex. I'm glad I got it on sale. (But my husband really liked it, so maybe try it for yourself and see.)


Snooth User: codysisco
13192345
2.00 5
Vintage: 2006 08/24/2009

A strong flavored brew, it almost becomes enjoyable, almost.


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 08/22/2007

Nice long finish on this brambly blackberry-flavored wine. Cracked pepper aromas and spiciness on the finish.


Snooth User: Jon of Sonoma
36256362
5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 08/04/2008

An outstanding zin, great aroma and an outstanding flavor. I would stock up on this wine if you can still find it.


Snooth User: Jon of Sonoma
36256362
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 05/03/2008

A great zin, I enjoy the complexity of the taste and the aroma is enjoyable.


Snooth User: vineyard idiot
7276351
5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 05/23/2008

All I have to say about this one is, WOW. We visited their new Sonoma tasting room last weekend and this bottle called to me. Not sure which reverend they've named it after, but this wine is every bit as exciting as a Reverend Horton Heat show!!


Snooth User: Zeghesio
21094810
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 07/07/2009

Like the previous Reverends, this one does not disappoint. Well made. Great Zin berry type fruit. Goes extremely well with grilled lamb.


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External Reviews for Roshambo Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley the Reverend

External Review
Vintage: 2006 07/24/2009

Why DO we call this wine the reverend? Wait until you taste it. Just like an old fire and brimstone sermon, it starts easy and lures you in with scents of Christmas spices. And then it kicks up the volume with an explosion of juicy red and black berries, plums and chocolate. To finish you are called up to the altar to be healed by a smack to the forehead of spicy, smooth tannins. You'll be back next Sunday for some more.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Silver Medal


External Review
Vintage: 2005 02/04/2009

The first sip of this wine is all too often followed by the urge to bite into the glass. Its dark garnet appearance is innocent enough. Its texture is silky, not impenetrable like some of the hideously over-extracted monsters out there. But don?t be




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