After a trip out to Los Angeles to see our newest grandchild, my wife brought me back several bottles of goodies. This was one of them. Rosenblum has to be the king of Zins making over 20 different types.
This Zin from Mendocino is dark black cherry colored with a nice bouquet of cherry with a nose full of black berries and black cherries.
The texture of this wine is “thick” with a velvety feel and a big chocolate first impression. There is fruity cocoa throughout and a layer of espresso. The finish is woody but everything in balance.
With some air, everything is just accentuated with more blackberry, plumy fruit. This is a wine that is perfectly balanced in all ways and is at perfect maturity. At $24, it is luscious and of course was gone by the end of my fabulous Chingiale Paperadelle or Wild Boar with home made noodles which are about an inch and a half wide. The Boar was compliments of a friend who shot it recently hunting in South Carolina (I think).
It was wonderful! Raise a glass and say ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!