All the wine tasting notes below were originally published on GrapeStories.
At the Wine Bloggers Conference every year, we have an event called Live Tasting. It's sort of like speed dating as all the bloggers in the room stay put for an hour and winemakers are given 5 minutes at each table to pour their wines and talk to us about anything they want. All the while, those of us on the blogging side are tasting, listening, asking questions and tweeting as if the fate of the world depended on it (clearly it doesn't, but it is a fun event).
For those of you not on Twitter and unable to see my tasting notes, I'm publishing them below, for both the red and white wine Live Tasting events. (NOTE: the notes are in reverse order, meaning the first wine on the list is actually the last wine we tasted and vice versa)
#9 in the Whole Foods Top Ten Summer Wine List - the NV Rosenblum Cellars Zinfandel Vintner's Cuvée XXXII.
Another short review...not much to say on this one. If you like a big, fruity, ripe, over-oaked Zinfandel, for around $10, this one is for you. For me, this is not my wine.
What Whole Foods has to say about the wine: At any summer barbecue, pop open a bottle of this classic Zin, with hints of raspberry that make it supple and so easy to drink. Kick back with a glass when you chow down on saucy beef and pork barbecue, pizzas or Buttermilk Blue cheese.
What you should do: Do not buy this wine. I've never been a fan of the lower-end Rosenblum wines and this one is not exception.
My rating: 82