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October Wine - Zinfandel
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it just so happens that I bought a bottle of zin yesterday Smile and its a waiting
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm picking mine up tomorrow.....after Jim takes me to get my expired driver's license renewed Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since I picked it I figured it was appropriate that I get one as soon as possible. Heh.

Name: Gnarly Head
Price: 9.99
Year: 2007

Short intro from the wine maker about the wine: "Our grapes are hand selected from some of the oldest and most respected vineyards in Lodi. Older vines produce fewer grape clusters, but the small berries yield concentrated fruit flavors characteristic of great Old Vine Zinfandel" and it just keeps going...
Review:The nose is spicy, but not very powerful. It has a green smell too, but once again I can't put my finger on it. The taste is smooth, but not very strong. A little on the dry side, but I wouldn't call it a dry wine. I definitely taste red fruit/berries but not a particular one. There is a bit of a spicy undertone, but it's not as strong as my reading into zinfandels suggested it would be. At first there was a metallic hint to it, but that went away when I let it breath. All in all, it's ok, but I was expecting more oomph. Clearly I need to try more vintners! Heh.
Would you buy again?: Probably not
Wine Pairing Ideas/Recipes: Not sure really, basic red wine stuff for a basic red wine, I'd guess. It goes ok with Velveeta shells and cheese. I'm just saying...
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool bottle tho, hey? I mean....I'd be impressed if I saw that in your wine rack.....I'm just sayin'.....LOL
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ddpie wrote:
cool bottle tho, hey? I mean....I'd be impressed if I saw that in your wine rack.....I'm just sayin'.....LOL


The cool label is pretty much why I picked it. Wink Heh, maybe I'll keep the empty.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking....I think the only zins I've had have been blush. I'm kind of looking forward to trying some reds. So I'll prolly just go by the way the label looks too hahahahahaha
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had Eco Zin before and really liked it....just so's you know in case you see it
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well all I can say is it takes a real man to pick Zinfandel. Smile Hee Hee... looking forward to trying some. I still have my last bottle of wine sitting here.. at my desk. I'm afraid to open it because then I'll have to drink it on my own. How do you guys keep a bottle fresh if you can only drink one or two glasses at a time?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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...if you can only drink one or two glasses at a time?
I don't understand the question.

Kidding!!! If it's a red, I usually cork it and put it in a cool, dark spot. Obviously it won't last forever, but that'll hold it for a couple of days. White I hold in fridge. If all else fails, they turn into cooking wines. I suppose I don't usually end up with too many unused bottles Shocked !
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

girlichef wrote:
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...if you can only drink one or two glasses at a time?
I don't understand the question.......


ROFLMAO....neither do I

Oh I "hear" that they have these little wine saver cork stopper jobbies. HA!

But seriously, ya, what Heather said, only I just go ahead and put both the red and whites in the fridge. No biggie. They will loose a bit of flavor and it does take them quite awhile to turn (we're talking weeks/months). I almost always have them used up in cooking by then. Try to drink it within a couple of days, or cook with it within a week.
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