by Fred McMillin
for March 12, 1997

The Best Little WINERY in Town

The best little Winery in town is Rosenblum Cellars, 2900 Main st., Alameda,California...near the ferry terminal across the bay from the City of San Francisco. It is NOTsimply an urban novelty. Rosenblum turns out about 50,000 cases a year of very serious stuff. To see what we mean, try the '94 Merlot. Founder-winemaker Kent Rosenblum calls it "magnificent...should age well for 10 years" Voted tops in my last blind tasting,it might just be "the best little red in town."

1994 100% Merlot, Lone Oak Vineyard, Russian River Valley
Rosenblum Cellars
Alameda, California

Category: Highly Recommended

Postscript: Yes, visitors are welcome.. seven days a week.. noon until 5.

About the Writer

Fred McMillin, a veteran wine writer, has taught wine history for 30 years on three continents. He currently teaches wine courses at San Francisco State and San Francisco City College and is Northern California Editor for American Wine on the Web. In 1995, the Academy of Wine Communications honored Fred with one of only 22 Certificates of Commendation awarded to American wine writers.

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