2002 Rosenblum Zinfandel Samsel Vineyard "Maggie's Reserve"
Sonoma Valley, California
WB Rating: 91

Alcohol by volume: 15.5%
Price at time of purchase: $42.00 (from winery)
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): 92% Zin, 3% Petite Sirah, 5% Alicante

Sensational Zin (as it had better be for $42 a bottle!). Outstanding density and rich, mouth-coating flavors. Very soft and drinkable now -- in fact we wouldn't recommend holding this one at all. A fruit-dominated delight -- jammy plums, dark berries, smoke, roasted meat. Lots of sweet oak in the perfume. Long, long finish. Great stuff, but several standard deviations outside our price target. - WB Team 2004-07-23


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