One of the oldest winegrowing regions in the state, Contra Costa County is home to ancient, gnarly vines deeply rooted in sandy loam soils. The warm days are influenced by cool delta breezes that give this area a distinct ripe-fruit profile, highlighted by pepper and chocolate spices. To create a Zinfandel representative of this unique region, we used a blend of fruit from five vineyards in Contra Costa County, combining old, head-pruned vines with newer plantings of Zinfandel to build layers of flavor and depth.
Pair this dark, hedonistic Zinfandel with rich dishes, such as roasted or barbecued meats, sausage ragout, or pasta with rich tomato sauce.
Rosenblum Cellars is recognized as one of North America’s most acclaimed producers of Zinfandel and Rhone varietal wines. Rosenblum is guided by commitment, craft and a blend of traditional and innovative winemaking techniques to showcase sumptuous wines from the best vineyards and regions in California. Our urban winery has evolved from a passionate home-winemaking operation founded in 1978 into a world-class winery, with numerous gold medals and 90-plus scores. Even with very highly regarded wines, Rosenblum maintains a down-to-earth approachable attitude. According to Wine Spectator, Rosenblum is a “Mecca for Zin-Fanatics.”