Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Rosenblum Winery


The Rosenblum label was born in the basement of veterinarian Dr. Kent Rosenblum. For many years the Dr made wine in the basement of his home. It was a passion and a hobby that would grow into a world class winery. In 1978 Rosenblum and partners took the wine out of the basement and onto the market. They brought a property in Oakland California where they established the Rosenblum winery and vineyards.

Rosenblum wines are renowned the world over with the award winning zinfandel establishing the name as an industry leader. The label also has accolades in the beautifully crafted cabernet sauvignon, merlot and chardonnay. Rosenblums philosophy combine traditional winemaking principals with innovative techniques to create soft unique wines. Every wine reflects the vineyard with a strong but elegant presence.

Rosenblums 2004 Maggies Reserve

This delicately crafted Zinfandel epitomizes Rosenblums style and innovation. Rich layered wine with soft plum and ripe cherry the dominant flavors. This wine has a warm hint of dark chocolate and earthy spices. A long finish with a zesty vibrant impression.

Rosenblums 2003 Rockpile Road Zinfandel

This bottle is a rich texture wine with a hint of spice and earth. A complex drop with melding flavors of ripe cherry, black raspberry and chocolate truffles. This wine deepens with the aroma of anise to finish.

Rosenblums 2003 Monte Rosso

This bottle opens up to a dark deep tone with a rich aroma. Its high fruit concentration and its distinctive blend define this wine. Ripe raspberry, spice, black berry and currants complement the unique essences of vanilla and mint. A long finish with a velvet texture and a mouth to remember.

Rosenblums 2003 Sonoma Valley Zinfandel, Maggie's Reserve

The 2003 Sonoma Valley blend is a beautifully crafted fine wine. The wild aromas of raspberry and black berry are infused with a hint of vanilla and the essence of eucalyptus. A warm touch of cinnamon and herb finish the bouquet. On the palate the flavors flow with ripe raspberry and black berry, bing cherries and a hint of clove and eucalyptus. A lingering impression sensuously melts on the palate.

Rosenblums 2003 Sonoma Valley Zinfandel, Cullinane Reserve

This bottle is an intense and dark wine with a unique blend of bouquet and flavor. An exotic melding of minerals, black fruits and eucalyptus are off set against a subtle fresh scent of oregano. This is a spicy blend with a smooth vanilla essence and a strong mint and menthol finish. A little chocolate dusty is apparent as the wine lingers on the palate.

Rosenblums 2003 Paso Robles Zinfandel, Richard Sauret Vineyards

This Zinfandel is an exotic wine bursting with fruit flavors. A rich bouquet of ripe black currants and black berry with a cherry layer set the tone for the full flavored palate. Currants and vanilla combine with briary spice and cracked pepper to leave a warmth on the mouth. This is a gracefully aging drop with a complex and lasting finish.

Rosenblums 2003 Napa Valley Zinfandel, Hendry Reserve

This 2003 Napa Valley bottle is a rich textured wine with a lengthy finish and a supple firmness on the palate. The ripe currant fragrance and blackberry bouquet are married with black cherry flavors, boysenberry essence and a hit of spice and pepper. This is finished with a chocolate touch.

Rosenblums 2003 Alexander Valley Zinfandel, Harris-Kratka Vineyard

This vintage is an elegant and refined bottle with intense black fruit aromas. Black cherry and juicy plum are off set with a velvet texture on the palate and the flavors of violet, rose, vanilla and currant. This is a particularly soft and warm wine with a lingering beauty and presence.

Rosenblums 2003 Napa Valley Zinfandel, Lyons Reserve

This is a bottle bursting with spice and flavor. A mineral and black cherry bouquet opens up to a hit of white cracked pepper. The aromas are reminiscent on the palate. This is a unique and powerful wine with a soft texture and a dreamy finish

Rosenblums 2002 Zinfandel, Planchon Vineyard

This is rich with the aroma of chocolate, cherry and plum. The spices descend on the palate with plum taste to finish. A lovely drop with a layered flavor and a long finish.