2005 Rosenblum Cellars Zinfandel Reserve St. Peter's Church Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
Drink between 2009 - 2015 (Edit)
CT89.6 16 reviews
Label borrowed from 2008
Label borrowed from 2008
Label borrowed from 2000

Community Tasting Notes 11

  • Wine Lover 1964 wrote:

    November 17, 2017 - Took a chance on this when I saw it in a liquor store cooler. 12yrs old & past prime, even when kept well in cooler. Unless you really prefer mature zins, these need to be drank within 7 or 8 yrs max imho. Tart cherry and slight drying still on tounge from acidity and vinegar flavors left. No young Rosenblum fruit left. Oh well, I tried.

  • TannicBeast Likes this wine: 92 points

    February 8, 2013 - Moderately clear due to some sediment. Ruby, with medium + intensity, turning to garnet on the rim. Thick, dark, viscous legs.
    The nose is clean, with medium + intensity, and complex +. Black cherry, red currant, sweet spice, with a nice overlay of oak (vanilla and caramel). Getting a lot more dried fruit, such as raisins, figs and prunes, than in my last tasting notes. The nose is developed and fine in quality. The palate is dry and smooth -. The alcohol is warm at 14.8%. The acidity, tannins, and minerality are medium +. The flavors are primarily black cherry, black currant, liquorice and chocolate. The wine is full bodied to robust. The palate is much more balanced than a couple of years ago. The flavors are intense + and the length is persistent. The palate is fine. This wine is ready + or mature -. I don't think it is going to improve with further ageing, although it is likely to remain in a good place for a couple more years. Overall, it is only moderately harmonious + because it is so big, luscious and brash, but that is also its appeal. Would gladly buy again.

  • timothygarmo wrote: 90 points

    September 12, 2012 - Rich and robust, demanding attention on the palate. Finish is long and strong. U can almost taste the alcohol. A punch in the face that is not for everyone.

  • TannicBeast wrote: 90 points

    November 23, 2011 - Ruby, with medium plus intensity, turning to garnet on the rim. Throwing off some sediment, but still showing some thick, dark, viscous legs. The nose is clean, with medium plus intensity. The primary aromas are black fruit (black cherry) and herbal (menthol) with a nice overlay of oak (vanilla). The nose is developing. The palate is dry. The acidity, tannins, body and flavor intensity are medium plus, but the alcohol is still pronounced (14.8%). The flavors are primarily black cherry, black currant, liquorice and chocolate. Overall, this is a very good, rich, extracted wine. It is juicy and fruit-driven but still hot with alcohol after all these years! Thus, it benefits from being served on the cooler side. It has a mouth-coating viscosity with ripe tannins, and the finish is medium plus in length. It is drinkeable now, but has potential for improving with another couple of years as the alcohol and tannins hopefully become more integrated. It has enough acidity and complexity to go the distance.

  • tplskylrk wrote: 89 points

    January 14, 2011 - Got a very strong chocolate thing going this time. Still a bit of an alch juice bomb. Some nice Zin juicy structure, the tannins and weight came back strong.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Rosenblum Cellars
  • Varietal Zinfandel
  • Designation Reserve
  • Vineyard St. Peter's Church Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma County
  • UPC Code 732048002684

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 63 (35%)
  • Consumed 116 (65%)

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