Weekly Under $20 Value Wine Pick – Rosenblum Zinfandel Vintners Cuvee XXXI, California

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Winery: Rosenblum Cellars

Bottling: Vintners Cuvee XXXI Zinfandel

Region: California

Sub-Region: All Over California

Estimated Retail Price: $12

Purchase Details: Purchased by the glass for about $9 (yikes!) at P.F. Chang’s Bistro in Honolulu, HI.

Tasting Notes: On the nose were aromas of both black and red berries and even a slight hint of peach.  The berry aromas were echoed as flavors in the mouth along with some nice baking spices.  The mouth feel was of a medium weight and the tannins were virtually non-existent, making the wine very smooth and easy to sip, gulp and swallow.

Although this zinfandel is not what most people probably expect when they think of today’s modern day jammy zinfandel, it still maintains a flavor profile that is consistent with the varietal of wild berries, spice and lively fruit.  Its nice to taste zinfandels like these that have the quintessential zinfandel flavors, but without the high alcohol and heavy, cloying texture.

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