Yummy yummy yummy yummy Zinfandels! This one was fantastic. Very peppery (Zinfandels are spicy, often with strong pepper flavor) and tasting very strongly of fruit, most noticeable raspberries. Even I could taste them. The wine was so fruity, that it could have bordered on adult fruit punch if it hadn’t been so well balanced with spiciness. Very smooth, not a lot of heat at the end, and highly enjoyable, this is another very nice bottle that left us both hankering for a steak or a lamb chop to go with. The fact that the second glass is even better than the first (likely due to a little breathing), makes this another “alarmingly drinkable” wine.
The only downside – it’s price. Still a very affordable $9.99 at work, it’s more than twice the price of the last two Zins we tasted and not twice the price better. This one might be a little easier to find and around more consistently, but for my money*, I’d happily wait around for the Grifone to come back in stock. Still, this is a good one to have in the back pocket in case you need a solid Zin to give as a gift or if you just want to spend a little extra money on your wine. If you’re a Zinfandel lover, I think you will adore this one.
Until next time!
Box Wine Rating Recap:
Rosenblum Vintner’s Cuvée XXXIII Zinfandel