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Rosenblum 'Annette's Reserve' Zinfandel

Region: United States, California, Mendocino County, Redwood Valley

Vintage: 2005

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Winery: Rosenblum Cellars
Type of Grape: Zinfandel
Style: Red
Price: $31

Description: This rich exotic example of Mendocino Zinfandel is the product of superb old vine vineyards that are dry farmed and head pruned. The additions of Petite Sirah, Carignane and Syrah have added layers of texture to both the aromatics and palate. This wine displays dark cherries, menthol and spice, with elements of anise, cocoa and vanilla bean. This wine is a natural paired alongside rich red sauce pastas, filet mignon, or even grilled veal chops.

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.” 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. 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. Kent personally oversees every wine produced at Rosenblums facilities. By picking riper fruit to manage tannin bitterness,and the use of more than 30 strains of yeast from around the world, as well as barrels from 55 different coopers in the United States, France, Hungary, Australia and Russia, Kent and his team work constantly to perfect their methods. 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.

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