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2002 Rosenblum Zinfandel Annette's Reserve (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Rosenblum Cellars rosenblumcellars.com   details
Appellation: Redwood Valley - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Zinfandel
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$30.00
Description: 90 Points Dark, ripe, plush and concentrated, a rustic style with layers of plum, wild berry and black cherry that pick up a nice mint and spice edge
 
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: July 30, 2006 , Brad Baker
90 points "Color: dark; Aromas: nutty, woody, red berry, black berry; Sweetness: dry; Finish: persistent; "
tasted: January 20, 2008 , from a member
5 stars "Color: dark; Nose: intense; Aromas: spicy; Acidity: supple; Sweetness: dry; Body: full-bodied; Finish: persistent; Overall: bold; Superb wine. A lot of black cherry finishing with firm tannins. Great Zin."
rated: October 29, 2006 , James Laube
90 points "90 Points Dark, ripe, plush and concentrated, a rustic style with layers of plum, wild berry and black cherry that pick up a nice mint and spice edge along with a dash of hazelnut from oak, finishing with dry, firm tannins. -- James Laube, Wine Spectator, November 30, 2004 Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines, Jan 05 Rated: 89 While adhering to the themes of unabashed ripeness that are central to so many of Rosenblum's latest Zins, this very rich offering finds unexpected brightness and a nice bit of fruity energy coming through its more obvious elements of dark chocolate and raspberry jam. It is every bit as full in feel as it is in flavor, and its closing coarseness is the acceptable cost of its undisguised richness. This rich exotic example of Mendocino Zinfandel is the product of superb old vine vineyards that are dry farmed and head pruned. It has been aged in new American and French oak barrels for 18 months before tasting. UPC#:7-32048-00266-0 Back Label Text : This rich and exotic example of Mendocino Zinfandel is the product of superb old vine vineyards that are dry farmed and head pruned. It has been aged in new American and French oak barrels for 18 months before bottling. The wine shows a rich bouquet of ripe black currants, Asian spices and chocolate with flavors of dark cherries, fat blueberries and hints of licorice and pepper. Newsletter Comments : This wine comes from a rolling hillside vineyard just north of Ukiah. The red soil and cool climate allows for long hang time and slow, even ripening. This rich wine, despite its feminine name, is very muscular and shows rich blackberry, currant, chocolate and plums. Awards Received : Award : Date : Event or Publication : Silver Medal 2005 California State Fair Wine Competition Silver Medal 2005 2005 Monterey Wine Competition Gold Medal, Best of Class 2005 2005 SAVOR Magazine "North of the Gate" Wine Competition Silver Medal 2005 2005 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging 93 Points 2005 Wine Access Silver Medal 2005 Dallas Morning News Wine Competition Gold Medal 2005 2005 West Coast Wine Competition Gold Medal Winner- 94 points 2005 2005 Grand Harvest Awards - Vineyard & Winery Management Gold Medal 2005 Florida State Fair - International Wine and Grape Juice Competition Gold Medal 2005 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 90 Points 2004 California Grapevine 90 Points 2004 Wine Spectator Reviews : California Grapevine November 2004 Medium-dark purplish ruby; attractive, forward, spicy, briary, sweet black raspberry fruit aroma with overtones of vanilla: full body; forward, big, rich, lush, concentrated, jammy, very ripe raspberry fruit flavors; well structured; full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Shows distinctive varietal character in a very ripe style. Very highly recommended. Wine Spectator October 2004 90 points Dark, ripe, plush and concentrated. A rustic style with layers of plum, wild berry and black cherry that pick up a nice mint and spice edge along with a dash of hazelnut from oak, finishing with dry, firm tannins. Drink now through 2009. Connoisseurs' Guide January 2005 89 points - 1 puff While adhering to the themes of unabashed ripeness that are central to so many of Rosenblum's latest Zins, this very rich offering finds unexpected brightness and a nice bit of fruity energy coming through its more obvious elements of dark chocolate and raspberry jam. It is every bit as full in feel as it is in flavor, and its closing coarseness is the acceptable cost of its undisguised richness. Wine Enthusiast March 2005 90 points From this inland Mendocino appellation, a chocolatey Zin, with notes of cassis, coffee and cinnamon. Soft and luscious in texture, with a slightly sweet finish. Perfect with short ribs. Wine Access April 2005 Mendocino zins tend to be firm and tough and indeed this is ripe, dense, chunky yet super-rich wine. Containing 16 per cent carignane and six per cent syrah. Also briny, meaty character amid plum and chocolate (aged 18 months in new French and American oak). Outstanding length." Best -2009
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