If it’s a rich, sumptuous wine that you’re looking for, you can stop right here. The Rosenblum Maggie’s Reserve smelled like a fresh berry tart and was rich on the palate, yet balanced by brisk acidity. The first time I tasted this, I craved ribs. My craving was right on.
Kansas City Style Barbecued Ribs were the perfect pairing. The sweet spice and succulent meat was perfectly offset by the Rosenblum richness and acidity. As for the aromas, I felt like a king as these two giants sat next to each other on the table. Ribs aren’t quick, and the ingredient list is intimidating, but I assure you, it’s worth all the work.
2007 Rosenblum Zinfandel Maggie’s Reserve – The nose was hedonistic with dark spices, graham cracker crust, blueberries, black cherry and a lovely floral note that kept it tied to reality. On the palate, it showed a medium body with sweet and sour cranberry, cherry and cinnamon ushered in by brisk acidity. As spicy and sweet as it seemed, there’s something about this wine that kept me going back for another sip. The finish was leaner than expected with tart red fruits and lingering spice notes. 91 points