San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Medal Winner.
Ripe and delicious this small lot reserve is loaded with fruit and bursting with vanilla oak. Stefanie Jackson (from Rosenblum Cellars) contributed to this effort from a world famous vineyard. The vines are celebrating their 124th birthday this year, and it looks like this vineyard will continue to supply wine lovers with beautiful wines for decades.
"If this Zinfandel reminds you of the ripe juicy blockbusters that Kent Rosenblum has made over the years, it should be no surprise. Stefanie Jackson busted her winemaking chops working in the cellar under Kent's tutelage, before she moved into other roles in Marketing. Convincing Kent to part with a ton of grapes from the fabled vineyard in Contra Costa County (the birthplace of many fabled California Zins),
Stefanie has put together a delicious wine that emanates plum, raspberry and almost (but not quite) seems sweet on the tongue, though it truly is dry and boasts a nice toasted oak-barrel finish. It's a bold wine with a lot of flair, not unlike Stefanie herself, so try this wine with spicy flavorful dishes that might, maybe, keep up with this wine." - Monty Paulsen