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October Wine - Zinfandel
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Please vote for our next wine steward(ess)
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imstuffed
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BobtheDude wrote:
Because wine spritzers are so much more manly. Laughing


LMAO is that cuz when you grow up you wanna be an old woman? HAHAHAHA

When I first started drinking wine, Beringer White Zin was the only wine I liked!! it was a good bridge from zema to wine...until I discovered the merlot is actually pretty good Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ImStuffed wrote:
BobtheDude wrote:
Because wine spritzers are so much more manly. Laughing


LMAO is that cuz when you grow up you wanna be an old woman? HAHAHAHA

When I first started drinking wine, Beringer White Zin was the only wine I liked!! it was a good bridge from zema to wine...until I discovered the merlot is actually pretty good Laughing


Ha! The only wine spritzers I've actually drank were made with Zima and white zinfandel. I was a teenager, I'm not ashamed. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*sliding through the door at closing*

First up... we actually tried this back in February.
It must have been a hostess gift from Whitney. It's her favorite winery in CA.

Name: V. Sattui Winery
Price: not sure... guessing $18.00ish
Year:

PHOTO of bottle:


Short intro from the wine maker about the wine: I don't have the bottle anymore... this is from February and I didn't write it down... yeah I'm a big lame.

Review:
Jon ~ mild.. not very tannic.. nice, maybe peppery, berry
me ~ fruit flavor... can't quite identify... but it burps fruity... not a big squinchy face...

Would you buy again?: I'd totally cook with it.

Wine Pairing Ideas/Recipes: See... I made Coq au Vin with it!

Coq au Vin

I guess it made a nice wine cooler, from the pic I found!


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From wine party tonight


First up Whitney brought this one...

Name:Barefoot Zinfandel

Price: $6.99

Year: 2007

PHOTO of bottle:


Short intro from the wine maker about the wine:
Barefoot Zinfindel is an immense wine with inviting flavors of ripe cherry and wild raspberry. Aromas of vanilla and spice complement the lingering finish.

Review:

Dark purple red... very pretty...

Jon ~ oowwwwww!!!! That just assaulted my mouth... that tastes like wood.... wow... wooooo... seriously it's making me cry... (as he wipes a tear) smells like wine... Ugh... I can't drink this...

me ~ maybe spice smell... agree with assault... but not crying... full squinchy face... maybe it's better with cheese... NOPE!!!

Ericka ~ *shrug* tastes thin... better with horseradish havarti... probably wouldn't buy this...

Whitney ~ not crying... lingering after tastes coats your mouth.. better w/jarlsberg...

Drew ~ I like it... it's good... not too young...

Would you buy again?: I wouldn't

Wine Pairing Ideas/Recipes: Ok... actually I would put it in stew or something

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Next up... I picked...

Name: Plungerhead

Price: $14.99

Year: 2007

PHOTO of bottle:


Short intro from the wine maker about the wine:
Fresh crushed berries perfectly laced between a core of oak and cinnamon spice with notes of white pepper and sweet plum.

Review:

Drew ~ mmmm... very spicy... dry.... I like it... I would buy this...

Jon ~ smells grape-y... hate myslef for drinking it... *gagged on wine* sweeter than nasty

Ericka ~ warm sulfury smells... dry on tip of tongue... I would buy this... not much after taste... fruity

me ~ smoky smell... very dry & squinchy face... tastes like lighter fluid.. YUCK... cheese doesn't help... this is revolting...

Whitney ~ warming... spicy...

Would you buy again?: only to cook with...

Wine Pairing Ideas/Recipes: It would be nice in stew or a stew like-dish...

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Next up Ericka & Drew chose...

Name: Renwood

Price: $19.99

Year: 2005

PHOTO of bottle:


Short intro from the wine maker about the wine:
Big Spicy Zin!!

Review:

Ericka ~ mmm... is that vanilla? FAVORITE... 2nd sip really dry... Agree... not great with food

Whitney ~ smells velvety... kinda dry... glad it's gone!

Jon ~ smells good... best so far... smells nice... like the best.. spicy... doesn't make me gag... I actually like this... good w/apple and anchovy stuffed olive...

me ~ smells nice... vanilla... best so far... smooth... much nicer... NOT good w/pepperoni pepperoncini stromboli... it's hurty... YUCK w/FOOD!

Drew ~ mmmmm that's nicce... it's good... like with ham & swiss stromboli...

Would you buy again?: only to cook with...

Wine Pairing Ideas/Recipes: stew... stew like things

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I picked this one too...

Name: Zen for Zin

Price: $12.99

Year: 2007

PHOTO of bottle:


Short intro from the wine maker about the wine:
chocolate toffee blackberry jam... note the vanilla, plum and coffee aromas...

Review:
Jon ~ Oh... this is hard man (doesn't like wine) smells grape-y... winey... light weight compared to the others...

Whitney ~ bubbly around the edges... tastes coffee-y

Ericka ~ smells fruitier.. sweeter in the beginning... very dry... driest of them all...

Drew ~ it's very young...

me ~ smells spicy... not bad after teriyaki Lil Smoky... much better mixed with 7up as a wine cooler...

Would you buy again?: only to cook with...

Wine Pairing Ideas/Recipes: stews and stew like dishes...

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Name: Arbor Mist

Price: $4.99

Year:

PHOTO of bottle:


Short intro from the wine maker about the wine:

Review:

Jon ~ ahhh... this is great... smells is not fruity... tastes better than it smells... could also drink a whole bottle... mainly to wash away the taste of the others...

Ericka ~ oooooo... big change... more dangerous... could drink a whole bottle of this... grapefruit flavor...

Whitney ~ crisp... refreshing... favorite... not offensive... summer fun... happy...

me ~ smells like punch... fizzy... very nice w/teriyaki Lil Smokies... smells better than it tastes... agrees... big change...

Drew... it's gay... it's refreshing... it's fruity... MILF wine...

Would you buy again?: probably not...

Wine Pairing Ideas/Recipes: I've got nothing...

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Ericka... overall... Red Zinfandel... good for playing cribbage, next to a fire in New England...

Here're the kidlets...

Tawny & Bobby (mine) Caity (whitney's) Lavente (Bobby's friend)


The wine glass Whitney gave me for my birthday in April... holding my wine cooler... =)

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gosh darnit!! I wish I had read this thread before I bought wine!!! I had the Gnarly wine in my hand for awhile and ended up going with the Plungerhead... I like to buy stuff that you guys are also reviewing!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

haha...i saw the Zen Zin today at the store and thought it was a cute name...but since the month is over, I went with a merlot.

Oh...but i do have one more review:

Name: Cardinal Zin (and then under that it says "Beastly Old Vines")
Price: oh crap...I think it was on sale for $8 or $9 bucks...normally around $12 or $13
Year: 2006
region: California

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Short into from wine maker: In the dark and forbidden world of winemaking, a reform arose. It now became unclear whether our fervent Cardinal was a slave to the vines or whether the vines were a slave to him. The two sinister worlds became so intertwined in the vineyards that we could see a papal legacy revolution before our eyes. What cultivated out of this revolt was a tongue enveloping Zinfandel so decadent with spice and a so ripe with blackberries and plums that the pleasures that ensue would sure to be sinful.

(well, not so short but cute none the less)

Review: I liked this from the start. It has a spicy nose yet sweet (must be the berries?). I can taste the spice .....and I think I can taste the blackberries just after I swallow. very enjoyable on its own.
Wine Pairing Ideas: I eat so much chicken and I never think about drinking red wines with my chicken...so I don't really have any pairing suggestions. I tried it with some smoked apple gouda....not bad....I think the smokiness of the cheese went well with the spices. and then I tried a white cheddar garlic cheese...Im not sure. It seems to bring out the tannis with the initial sip...can't put my finger on the after flavor though.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was the other one I was looking at when I picked the Plungerhead.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yo DD.....its time to voooooote Smile

Spryte - the plungerhead is just too darned funny tho...I mean, honestly, you just can't pass something like THAT up!! LOL
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PlungerHead Laughing !!!! I want to try the Zen of Zin, too...

VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

okie dokie! go vote ppl!!!!

did I miss anyone? (yeah, I know, I threw bob in there just because LOL)
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