cheron98


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JOATMON wrote:I just ordered three bottles, and the discount code is still working. But probably not for much longer.

Cheron, are there any restaurants in Greektown that you could recommend?



Sadly, I do not go to Greektown. Ever. I've been downtown like 3 times, since I avoid it like the plague. When I decide to hit a casino, I tend to go to Motor City since I'm friends with one of the pit bosses.

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ScottHarveyWines


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Hi Cheron,
Thanks for getting everyone togehter to lab rat the wine. Still remember that last time I enjoyed an evening with fellow wooters and you alls great cooking at your place. The wine will open up as it gets through bottle shock with the different compnents marrying together. The compenents were blended together less than a week before the wine was bottled.
Thanks again,
Scott

rpm


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I am the 3rd rat, but have not received wine as yet.

Wine-tasting in 8 words:
Pull lots of corks!
Remember what you taste!

HitAnyKey42


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rpm wrote:I am the 3rd rat, but have not received wine as yet.



I'm betting you'll be receiving it today. Mine was just delivered to my office (since that's the address I had him ship it to). And CT & NY usually seem to have the same delivery date for shipments from CA.

The current plan is to hopefully get together with Cesare/kttest (and maybe a couple others) on Saturday for a tasting.

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wootified


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rpm wrote:I am the 3rd rat, but have not received wine as yet.



That's because it just arrived here. Imagine my joy and then sadness. PM (or call) me for pickup.

P.S. I've stopped keeping this up to date
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HitAnyKey42


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wootified wrote:That's because it just arrived here. Imagine my joy and then sadness. PM (or call) me for pickup.



How would you get rpm's shipment? Or do you both work in the same office and he shipped it there?

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HitAnyKey42 wrote:How would you get rpm's shipment? Or do you both work in the same office and he shipped it there?



I could be a 4th rat, but more likely a wootlegger. PMs already sent.

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rpm


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HitAnyKey42 wrote:How would you get rpm's shipment? Or do you both work in the same office and he shipped it there?



wootlegger, but he may be pressed into service....

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Remember what you taste!

cheron98


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ScottHarveyWines wrote:Hi Cheron,
Thanks for getting everyone togehter to lab rat the wine. Still remember that last time I enjoyed an evening with fellow wooters and you alls great cooking at your place. The wine will open up as it gets through bottle shock with the different compnents marrying together. The compenents were blended together less than a week before the wine was bottled.
Thanks again,
Scott



Again wishing we hadn't been beasts and gone through both bottles at once I'll just have to buy some more... when's it coming to woot?

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cheron98


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HitAnyKey42 wrote:I'm betting you'll be receiving it today. Mine was just delivered to my office (since that's the address I had him ship it to). And CT & NY usually seem to have the same delivery date for shipments from CA.

The current plan is to hopefully get together with Cesare/kttest (and maybe a couple others) on Saturday for a tasting.



LOTS of air.

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quinones4766


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I am excided that Scott Harvey sent this poor girl some great lables and posters!!! Sadly missed the code. Hppily found another that works!!! code: ZAP
Brings the price per bottle down from 18 to 15.30! Don't know how long it is good but decided I must spluge to show my appreciation!!!

THANKS!

I Like Wine!

quinones4766


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quinones4766 wrote:I am excided that Scott Harvey sent this poor girl some great lables and posters!!! Sadly missed the code. Hppily found another that works!!! code: ZAP
Brings the price per bottle down from 18 to 15.30! Don't know how long it is good but decided I must spluge to show my appreciation!!!

THANKS!


* Happily*

I Like Wine!

quinones4766


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quinones4766 wrote:* Happily*



HAHA--the code is: JANA not ZAP [I tried two and did not realize which one worked!]

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woopdedoo


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Hoping for a high scoring Super Bowl!

mother


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woopdedoo wrote:Hoping for a high scoring Super Bowl!



Indeed!

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mother wrote:Indeed!



Scott is so cool.

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rpm


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Got it. Have had a very first look with wootified and am waiting for SWMBO to taste fully.

I like the "Z" label best, as do all 4 people who were shown both labels.

Just to tantalize: the fresh berry aromas upon opening were remarkable. I literally had a mental/sense picture of being in the country near a ripe raspberry bush!

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Remember what you taste!

ddeuddeg


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woopdedoo wrote:Hoping for a high scoring Super Bowl!


This made absolutely no sense until I read Scott's email. Could be a real winner of a Super Bowl this year.

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tiger7610


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For us who do not get scott's email, what did it say?

cheron98


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tiger7610 wrote:For us who do not get scott's email, what did it say?



Scott Harvey Email wrote:
Check out our Super Bowl 44 Special

This years super bowl looks like it is shaping up to be one of the most exciting in recent history! We are pretty excited about it here at Scott Harvey Wines and we hope you are too. We are going to be offering you $1.00 off for every point scored by the winning team on your next order of $100.00 or more! This super bowl is supposed to be a pretty high scoring one so this could end up being a really great deal!

Look for our Email on Monday after the Super Bowl to see what the total discount will be, and to get your coupon code!




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rpm


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Unfortunately, I had a long review that got lost in the ether, I'll try to reconstruct it...

After the initial tasting with wootified, there was an interval of several hours - a dinner with flounder intervened, as well as work. I also harkened to cheron98's comment about how closed the wine was.

Interestingly, that wasn't my very initial impression. As I mentioned in the earlier quickie post, the aroma of fresh raspberries predominated and was remarkable. It was strong at first - and clearly fresh raspberries that were 'just' ripe, not the overripe aroma one often gets with fruit forward fruit bombs harvested at high Brix. I was thoroughly taken with this initial aroma.

When I first tasted the wine with wootified, the same fresh raspberry taste predominated in the entry. Again, absolutely lovely! The middle palate at that point was pretty solid - good fruit depth, no flatness, some acid, some oak.

Again in the initial tasting, there was a discordant note (for both wootified and me) in what I'd call the transition from the middle palate to the finish - that place where the wine goes over the top of your tongue into the back of your mouth before you swallow. At that point, there was significant heat, with some bitterness, that was both unexpected after the entry and middle palate, and less than pleasant. At that point, the finish was very closed, but evidenced a little tannin and acid.

Tasting after dinner (with no wine in between - I had a flounder dinner without wine to preserve my palate, the sacrifices I make for Scott and woot!), I found the fruit aroma actually less overwhelming than originally, more of a hint of the berries, with a little oak and maybe some chocolate, and now a noticeable alcohol. Clearly, there's more going on than just the fresh fruit.

The entry at this point remained characterized by the fresh a point raspberries, and a very nice entry it is. Even after another 2 hours as I (re)write this with a glass in hand.

The middle palate remains solid, fruit framed with oak and tannin, well-knit. The discordant note in the transition is still there, but muted.

The finish is of medium length, with fruit and tannin. Rather smooth for such a young wine. Does it have the balance to age? More on that in a bit.

Overall, I like the wine.

I didn't do Davis numbers, but my overall impression leads me to place it right on the border between Superior and Standard - pretty high praise for a wine that's been in the bottle a couple of weeks and has made a transcontinental trip to see me. So, I suspect some bottle shock. Yeah, I believe in bottle shock.

Is this a food wine? will it age? My inclination would be to drink the wine mostly this Summer to take advantage of the really special fruit aromas and flavors, though I'll certainly put a bottle or two away to see where it goes. In the old days, one would very occasionally find Zinfandel that was as freshly fruity as this, reminiscent in the idea (but not the particular flavors) of the freshness of Beaujolais or local fresh wines in Europe. Not often, but once in a while. I haven't had anything with quite that initial fruit - but not overripe, as I said - in 20 years or so.

Foodwise, I'd do it with grilled salmon, mild cheeses, and perhaps some lightly grilled meats with subtle sauces -- no barbecue sauce for this wine.

I'd definitely buy this at any reasonable QPR and would recommend it to friends as a nice middle weight fresh wine.

I'll be editing this later when I hear from wootified.

On the label: SWMBO also agrees that she prefers the 'Z' lable, although she's not in love with either of them. Her graphics-trained eye (over 30 years in the graphic arts in printing) suggested that the label needs to be large, about 150% of its current size.

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Remember what you taste!

cheron98


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rpm wrote:Foodwise, I'd do it with grilled salmon, mild cheeses, and perhaps some lightly grilled meats with subtle sauces -- no barbecue sauce for this wine.



Yeah, the bbq sauce really didn't help it. But the risotto was awesome with it and helped it the most. But I'm really wishing we'd saved one of the bottles to open up more. Way too eager of a group my bottles also only had a day to settle after getting here - I picked them up from UPS on Friday, we popped them Saturday. Feel like we really dropped the ball on this one.

For me, I could tell the good stuff was in there and wanting to come out, we just didn't treat it right.

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ScottHarveyWines


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rpm,
Thanks for the thorough report. I'm to close to the wine to be able to report as well as you and Cheron have done. Your reports give our fellow wooters a good feel for the wine.
Scott

wootified


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I've sent RPM my notes, simple as they are. But his assessment above is as complete a report of my impressions as can be.

Really just want to add - thank you RPM for the taste, it was a pleasure seeing you again.

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rpm


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wootified wrote:I've sent RPM my notes, simple as they are. But his assessment above is as complete a report of my impressions as can be.

Really just want to add - thank you RPM for the taste, it was a pleasure seeing you again.



Here are wootified's excellent notes:

2007 InZinerator Tasting notes


from the cork - sweet & new cork smell. I wasn't happy with this initial sniff, but things definitely got better.

from the bottle - A fruity & 'pleasant' red wine smell which makes me think I'll like it, dramatically different from the cork smell.

from a glass - A good fruity nose with no strong alcohol present that I could detect. The wine's color is a good purple, transparency level is good.

taste - The front is fruity and sweet but in the 2004 InZin style. The mid palate is fine and enjoyable to me, rolls over my tongue smooth.
Small unpleasant burn on finish - not going down the throat, but at the point of leaping off the tongue to drop into the throat like where the tonsils are.

The wife likes the color and smell very much, she also doesn't smell alcohol. We sipped our taste and wished we had more when we were done.

Overall I like this wine very much. This is a will buy for drinking everyday.
The Labels: I like the 'Z' label mich more than the alternative. On a shelf in a liquor store with the two bottles next to each other I'd take the 'Z' bottle
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Remember what you taste!

consanguineous


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I bought a case of this, and have so far enjoyed 1 bottle. I took some notes, while tasting but some of the other reviews are clearly more eloquent. I agree with rpm's assessment of raspberries. Fruity nose, well balanced flavor. I think the Forte brings it together nicely. Had some before dinner, during dinner. Put some through a Vinturi. It didn't seem to make any huge difference. Left some to try a few days later. Mellowed out a bit, quite good. I must say I'm pretty pleased with the purchase. Some decanting couldn't hurt, although I enjoyed it from the first sip to the last. I am not a professional, and I wasn't a rat, but I'm not going to regret any bottle of this I enjoy.

JOATMON


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ddeuddeg wrote:I'm surprised no one beat me to this. I got the email an hour ago. The '07 InZINerator is being offered at 20% off (25% off for club members) until January 31st. Codeword: inzin



Scott, you going to be selling the magnums any time soon? I may be interested, to go with my 2006.

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ScottHarveyWines


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JOATMON wrote:Scott, you going to be selling the magnums any time soon? I may be interested, to go with my 2006.



We stil have 10 cases or so of the 2006 magnums. The 2007 magnums are bottled but not labeled yet. So it will be a while before we release them.

xiaodown


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FYI:

Case of 2007 inZin, with the special super bowl code in Scott's email - shipping to the east coast included:

$195

Damn, that's tempting.

Is it actually available for mass consumption at this point?

~100-120 bottles wooted so far (it gets hard to tell cause the wife buys some too...).
Always eager to learn.
Southwest VA.

ScottHarveyWines


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xiaodown wrote:FYI:

Case of 2007 inZin, with the special super bowl code in Scott's email - shipping to the east coast included:

$195

Damn, that's tempting.

Is it actually available for mass consumption at this point?



Thanks for the order. I'd wait four more weeks for the wine to get out of bottle shock when the components will have married together.

cheron98


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Thanks for the Superbowl offer! Got my order in this morning and, wow, you shipped it already. Looking forward to it all!

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canonizer


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I believe HAK was combining our comments but I had a delightful evening on Saturday with Cesare, KT and HAK enjoying your wine, Scott. Having not tried the previous two vintages, I cannot offer any (let alone a meaningful) comparison. But the wine will benefit from another 6+ months in the bottle tremendously and opened up as the evening went along. It's a bit hot up front and benefited from vinturying (sp?) and air.

signed.

ddeuddeg


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Hey Scott, here's hoping the weather doesn't get in the way of your dinner in Wooster, OH this Friday. The current storm should be out of here in plenty of time. We're looking forward to seeing you and Jana.

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ScottHarveyWines


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ddeuddeg wrote:Hey Scott, here's hoping the weather doesn't get in the way of your dinner in Wooster, OH this Friday. The current storm should be out of here in plenty of time. We're looking forward to seeing you and Jana.



Looking forward to it, guess I need to bring my longjohns.

supalonnie


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I would prefer a take along the 2% line. If you can hit it just right, it could be a huge seller for those of us who like it big and heavy (zins) that is! How about Ziva, from NCIS? She's the closest thing that we have to a super hero these days!

Yours in wine consumption,
Melaine

cheron98


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supalonnie wrote:I would prefer a take along the 2% line. If you can hit it just right, it could be a huge seller for those of us who like it big and heavy (zins) that is! How about Ziva, from NCIS? She's the closest thing that we have to a super hero these days!

Yours in wine consumption,
Melaine



Little late - he's already got it bottled and selling As to the label suggestion, I'm pretty sure he can't use copyrighted characters without having to go through a hassle of permissions...

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ScottHarveyWines


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supalonnie wrote:I would prefer a take along the 2% line. If you can hit it just right, it could be a huge seller for those of us who like it big and heavy (zins) that is! How about Ziva, from NCIS? She's the closest thing that we have to a super hero these days!

Yours in wine consumption,
Melaine



Don't know who Ziva is from NCIS. What is NCIS? I'm interested.

polarbear22


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ScottHarveyWines wrote:Don't know who Ziva is from NCIS. What is NCIS? I'm interested.



Here is NCIS.

And mroe importantly, here is Ziva, as played by Cote de Pablo.

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I preferred the 2004 also. I like dry, bold wines with a lot of spice, and that is what I look for in my Zins.

alexis9454


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Well, I really cannot comment on the label, but I would like to give a great big shout out for anything resembling the absolutely gorgeous 2005 Rombauer Zin. Although I haven't tried your Zin, I will most definitely be looking to taste it when it becomes available!