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2004 Rosenblum Cellars Zinfandel "Snows Lake Vineyard"


Winery: Rosenblum Cellars

Vintage: 2004

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Snows Lake Vineyard"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 99% Zinfandel & 1% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Lake County

State or country: CA

Price: $35

Cases produced: 1,553

KWG Score: 90.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.99-90)

Review date: October 31, 2007

Wine Review: This has to be one of the most elegantly styled Zinfandels Rosenblum has made recently. This very dark purple wine opens with a very pleasant boysenberry like bouquet. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is very smooth, well balanced, and has friendly black current flavors. The finish is very dry and slightly prolonged. This is a very food friendly Zin that would pair perfectly with a grilled ribeye. Cheers - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This wine has a heritage and pedigree second to none in the Zinfandel world. Our only question was would the terroir of high mountain Lake County carry it forward? Well the answer is a resounding "Yes!" The wine exhibits wild black cherries, and violets in the bouquet which reflects its red soil and mountain roots. And dark smoky blackberries with hints of Asian spice in the flavors which are true to the St. Peter’s clone of fruit. Being from Lake County, it’s a perfect wine to enjoy by the lake while you throw a steak on the barbie!

Organic status: not organic

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