Rosenblum Maggie's Reserve Zinfandel 2005


SKU 04278


Aromas of wild raspberry, blackberry and a touch vanilla come all wrapped up with subtle hints of cocoa and mint. The flavors are even more extracted and compelling than the aromas. A cornucopia of rich raspberry, blackberry and cherry with hints of clove and mint explode on the palate. The finish on this wine is so intense that it will make you wonder if life can get any better.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Brand Rosenblum
Alcohol/vol 14.8%
  • wa88

Wine AdvocateThe 2005 Zinfandel Maggie's Reserve is blended with some Petite Sirah. Tannic, backward, and very dense for a 2005, it exhibits a deep ruby/purple hue as well as plenty of oak and earth. It seems to need a few more months in the bottle to round into drinking form, or it could be too tannic. Who knows? Nevertheless, it possesses some serious stuffing, and it should hold up well for 5-6 years.

Robert Parker, December 2007
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorA bit untamed, with wild berry, sage and licorice aromas and intense blackberry, cracked pepper and cedar flavors that finish with firm, chewy tannins. Drink now.

Tim Fish, December 31, 2007
  • we86

Wine EnthusiastAnother new Rosenblum release and as usual, there is a sweet, sugary edge to the cherries, blackberries and chocolate, although very high acidity helps keep the mouthfeel lively. The official alcohol is 14.8%, but there is something ruby Porty going on.

Steve Heimoff, December 15, 2007