| 1996 Rosenblum Zinfandel Brandlin Ranch Vineyard Special Selection|
Mt. Veeder, Napa, California
WB Rating: 90
Alcohol by volume: 14.3%
Price at time of purchase: $36.00 ()
Principal varietal(s): Zinfandel
Made from 91 year-old vines on the slopes of Mt. Veeder in Napa, this "25th anniversary special selection" wine really is special. Opaque black/purple color. Initially closed and a bit unyielding, it quickly opened up into a large-framed classic with sweet blackberry and dark currant fruit with a serious dose of semisweet chocolate and a touch of cigar. This is an old vine wine that does its sources proud. It's also one of a whole series of Rosenblum wines we've tasted in the past two years or so that we've found extremely appealing. - WB Team 2001-09-07
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