2.09.2011

2005 Rosenblum Cellars Maggie's Reserve Zinfandel: Sweet, smooth, blackberry

feb. 6, 2011: i had bought this sonoma valley wine saturday night at winetree on a whim. i was just hoping to add some table wines to our collection, but i got distracted by this californian's significant price markdown (from somewhere around $48 to around $21, if i remember right.) on superbowl sunday, we decided to pair it with grilled steaks and steamed carrots and broccoli. greg's impression, at first, was that it was a bit acidic, but then he said he thought his sense of taste was off. as for me, i really liked this wine. it was richer in flavor, and softer and rounder, than other wines we've had lately. i asked tim at winetree, when i bought it, why the price had been so reduced, and he said that ron just got a good deal on it. i'm thinking i might get this for my dad. it's above our price range to be an everyday wine, but it's still a good vintage. 14.8 percent alcohol.

also, i didn't realize this until a few days later, but we'd already had this wine back in 2009. rob williamson had shared it with me at one of our new year's parties. here's the blog link: http://growingthegrabners.blogspot.com/2010/01/2005-rosenblum-cellars-maggies-reserve.html

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