Rosenblum Sonoma Valley 2006 Reserve Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard wine reivew by (PB)
Today is the 4th of July when we in America celebrate our independence from Britain. After roasting in the blazing sun for 4 hours playing the captain of a Revolutionary War ship we came home and I commenced slow cooking some country style pork ribs on the Webber grill. What would be a tribute to the great country in which I live and all the sacrifice poured out for that freedom? An All American wine!
Moderately intense hue with nice pigmentation of opaque garnet with lovely aromas of classic Zinfandel loaded with brambly ripe dark berry fruit, bitter sweet chocolate, espresso and spicey wild herbs.
Palate--Gorgeous thick texture with intense ripe unsweetened baker's chocolate highlighted by black fruit flavors with a charcoal underlayer and more fruit after that.
Finishes with a lasting espresso, berry and wood finish.
This is why you buy single vineyard wines. this wine normally sells for around $45 but I found it online for $25. It WILL pair nicely with my ribs but it doesn't matter. This is sheer American independence drinking. Here's to you Mr. Adams, Mr. Jefferson and Capt. John Paul Jones and the tens of thousands who paid the ultimate price for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness! I raise a glass.