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Scott Harvey InZINerator (5)

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Cesare


quality posts: 1567 Private Messages Cesare

Scott Harvey InZINerator 5-Pack
$62.99 $̶1̶0̶7̶.̶0̶0̶ 41% off List Price
2011 InZINerator
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dalematthew


quality posts: 21 Private Messages dalematthew

We were actually out at the Sutter Creek tasting room today - Kelsey, Muffin and Isabel were just delightful! While I didn't pick up any of the infamous Inzin - we did leave with a decent amount of the 1869 zin and J&S Barbera. Lovely town and folk.

chipgreen


quality posts: 180 Private Messages chipgreen

Was there no 2010 vintage?

coolchris160


quality posts: 47 Private Messages coolchris160

The first and only time I've ever had an InZINerator was in March at the MN wine.woot gathering and it was phenomenal. It definitely raises the bar for zins.

EDIT: The vintage I had the pleasure of trying (in March 2013) was a 2004. Are the newer vintages considerably different? I wouldn't mind allowing these time to age if it possibly helps overcome the changes that have been mentioned below by others.

/edit

Scott makes many great wines and zins are one of my favs in general, so I'm definitely in for one order even though I shouldn't. I just can't resist. I think I have a problem. I'd even go in for 2, but I'm buying my first home and I need to conserve funds. Yet woot keeps offering up all of these great Wellington, SH, and other amazing wines and it's hard to pass them up, especially since they are difficult to find locally.

Woot,

Please give my checking account a break.

Sincerely,
Chris

North316


quality posts: 107 Private Messages North316
chipgreen wrote:Was there no 2010 vintage?



Was just coming to post the same question. It doesn't surprise me given the troubles everyone had in 2010. Were the InZin grapes sacrificed so you had enough the mountain zin to go around?

My CT
"Trust your homies on the net", Clark Smith.
R.I.P. Inkycatz - Feb. 2013

chipgreen


quality posts: 180 Private Messages chipgreen
North316 wrote:Was just coming to post the same question. It doesn't surprise me given the troubles everyone had in 2010. Were the InZin grapes sacrificed so you had enough the mountain zin to go around?


Yeah, I know there were small yields in '10, you probably nailed it. Sent you a PM about possible split.
EDIT: Speaking of which, I miss the 3-bottle offers that used to be fairly common, with 5-6 or more I feel like I need to get someone to split with me. Just off the top of my head for recent offers, I would have bought R. Merlo Chard, R. Merlo PN and Chance Creek SB if they were 3-bottle offers.

Alaska1


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Alaska1

Why!!!!!! GOD WHY???!!!???!!!??? No shipping to AK. ((((((((

Little Vineyards Sonoma Valley Trio, Chateau Souverain Zinfandel Single-Vineyard Sampler Trio,Armida Winery Poizin Trio,Chase Family,Pack Cellars - Two Pack, Wellington Zinfandel Vertical Four Pack, InZinarator 4 pack, Peter Wellington 2006 Victory Reserve - 2 Pack, Saxon Brown 2008 Sonoma Valley Zinfandel - 3 Pack, Woodenhead Vintners 2006 Martinelli Road Old Vine RRV Zinfandel - 2 Pack

cortot20


quality posts: 132 Private Messages cortot20

The last inzin I had was the 07' and the addition of the forte added a pruned quality that I was not a fan of. I noticed that the 2011 has a similar addition I thought we were getting away from this.

It makes it an easy pass for me.

CT

North316


quality posts: 107 Private Messages North316
cortot20 wrote:The last inzin I had was the 07' and the addition of the forte added a pruned quality that I was not a fan of. I noticed that the 2011 has a similar addition I thought we were getting away from this.

It makes it an easy pass for me.



2008 and 2009 both had forte as well, around 5%. The only change was previous vintages is that the RS, while still there is less now than it was in 2007 & earlier. For what it's worth, 2007 is by far my favorite vintage, and I probably would have liked the earlier ones even more had I been able to try them.

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"Trust your homies on the net", Clark Smith.
R.I.P. Inkycatz - Feb. 2013

chipgreen


quality posts: 180 Private Messages chipgreen
North316 wrote:2008 and 2009 both had forte as well, around 5%. The only change was previous vintages is that the RS, while still there is less now than it was in 2007 & earlier. For what it's worth, 2007 is by far my favorite vintage, and I probably would have liked the earlier ones even more had I been able to try them.

Pretty sure '06 was the last vintage with detectable RS and I happen to have 2 bottles, one of which has your name on it!

MarkDaSpark


quality posts: 174 Private Messages MarkDaSpark
cortot20 wrote:The last inzin I had was the 07' and the addition of the forte added a pruned quality that I was not a fan of. I noticed that the 2011 has a similar addition I thought we were getting away from this.

It makes it an easy pass for me.



Lucky for you I picked up a set, in case when we try it next month and you change your mind.


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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coolchris160


quality posts: 47 Private Messages coolchris160
Alaska1 wrote:Why!!!!!! GOD WHY???!!!???!!!??? No shipping to AK. ((((((((



Sent you a PM ;-)

efrola


quality posts: 0 Private Messages efrola

I see Virginia listed... must be a mistake

bflohl


quality posts: 2 Private Messages bflohl
cortot20 wrote:The last inzin I had was the 07' and the addition of the forte added a pruned quality that I was not a fan of. I noticed that the 2011 has a similar addition I thought we were getting away from this.

It makes it an easy pass for me.



This is where I am, too. In fact, I still have one bottle of the '07 from a 2010 offering that I can't get excited about opening.

brucenlynn


quality posts: 0 Private Messages brucenlynn

My first purchase from Woot in Aug 08 was the InZINerator which I loved. My daughter became a fan of red wine after experiencing it. I later ordered a case directly from Scott Harvey. Unfortunately, the offering of the 2007 in 2010 (I think) was a big disappointment. It was so sweet I eventually just used it to make sangria as I could not drink it otherwise. I'd love to try this Zin again hoping it will be like the original purchase but I have concerns. Anyone else have a similar experience? Thoughts and comments appreciated.

losthighwayz


quality posts: 58 Private Messages losthighwayz

Ordered InZin two years ago. Not a fan. The forte is very obvious and ruins the wine for me. Pass.

"The older I get the better I was"

mrsjhaye


quality posts: 16 Private Messages mrsjhaye
efrola wrote:I see Virginia listed... must be a mistake



And West Virginia is not

rjquillin


quality posts: 170 Private Messages rjquillin
cortot20 wrote:The last inzin I had was the 07' and the addition of the forte added a pruned quality that I was not a fan of. I noticed that the 2011 has a similar addition I thought we were getting away from this.

It makes it an easy pass for me.

Petty sure I recall a thread where SH mentioned he was cutting back or eliminating the Forte in the 1869.

I've got mountains of SH in the cellar and horde the Cathedral, Barberas, and 1869's; Syrah and other Zins (OVR and Mountain), like the Forte too..

I've found the InZinerators have their time and place, and can be great transitional wines when I'm pouring multiple bottles when company comes calling; a quality bottle well above what some used to grocery store bottles are accustomed to. We've all got some white Zin friends we try to hide in the closet, and this fits perfectly for those occasions.

CT

Cyradia


quality posts: 29 Private Messages Cyradia
cortot20 wrote:The last inzin I had was the 07' and the addition of the forte added a pruned quality that I was not a fan of. I noticed that the 2011 has a similar addition I thought we were getting away from this.

It makes it an easy pass for me.



Thanks for the heads up...that's really helpful info.

lahargis


quality posts: 3 Private Messages lahargis

Dang it! Passing on this because of the 6% Forte. Can't go that sweet...

jchasma


quality posts: 9 Private Messages jchasma

Don't ask questions- just press the button! +1

tdonut


quality posts: 0 Private Messages tdonut
efrola wrote:I see Virginia listed... must be a mistake



I too saw Virginia listed... but it kicks me out & says I may not buy. Darn you Wine.Woot for getting my hopes up!

ScottHarveyWines


quality posts: 151 Private Messages ScottHarveyWines
chipgreen wrote:Was there no 2010 vintage?



Hi Everyone, Always great to be back talking with the Wooters. There was no 2010 Vintage made. We went straight from the 2009 to the 2011. All of the 2010 Zinfandel was used in the Mt. Selection Zinfandel.

ScottHarveyWines


quality posts: 151 Private Messages ScottHarveyWines

[quote postid="5480529" user="coolchris160"]The first and only time I've ever had an InZINerator was in March at the MN wine.woot gathering and it was phenomenal. It definitely raises the bar for zins.

EDIT: The vintage I had the pleasure of trying (in March 2013) was a 2004. Are the newer vintages considerably different?

This 2011 vintage is similar to the 2004. We produced one sweeter vintage and then had the Wooters decide which one they liked best. All vintages there after have been at the around .8% residual sugar.

ScottHarveyWines


quality posts: 151 Private Messages ScottHarveyWines
cortot20 wrote:The last inzin I had was the 07' and the addition of the forte added a pruned quality that I was not a fan of. I noticed that the 2011 has a similar addition I thought we were getting away from this.

It makes it an easy pass for me.



Basically, I cut the Forte amount is half and the rest of the residual sugar addition is Zinfandel concentrated grape juice. This way the plummy character is cut down and bright red fruits take replace it.

tiger7610


quality posts: 17 Private Messages tiger7610

I want it, but I do not need 5 bottles, I'm willing to take 2 off someones hands. Since I have the previous Inzins starting with 2007, maybe at the next buffalo gathering we could do a vertical? I'm in upstate NY if anyone wants to split it

rjquillin


quality posts: 170 Private Messages rjquillin
coolchris160 wrote:The first and only time I've ever had an InZINerator was in March at the MN wine.woot gathering and it was phenomenal. It definitely raises the bar for zins.

EDIT: The vintage I had the pleasure of trying (in March 2013) was a 2004. Are the newer vintages considerably different?
ScottHarveyWines wrote:This 2011 vintage is similar to the 2004. We produced one sweeter vintage and then had the Wooters decide which one they liked best. All vintages there after have been at the around .8% residual sugar.

Scott, how long are these made to go?
A 2004 InZin in 2013?
I thought these, as opposed to the Mountain, OVR and 1869, were for current consumption. How do you expect they will evolve?
Any 2004 stashed?

CT

ScottHarveyWines


quality posts: 151 Private Messages ScottHarveyWines
rjquillin wrote:Scott, how long are these made to go?
A 2004 InZin in 2013?
I thought these, as opposed to the Mountain, OVR and 1869, were for current consumption. How do you expect they will evolve?
Any 2004 stashed?



Age ability depends on pH and tannin structure. The InZinerator has the same pH (3.5pH) and tannin structure as our Mt. Selection and Reserve Zinfandels. So, I predict it to age just as long. Which is 9 to 12/15 years. The .8% residual sugar will help it along to developing bottle bouquet a little sooner than that of the other Zins.

Mrpopcorn


quality posts: 4 Private Messages Mrpopcorn

I tried this once and it wasn't to my liking; I let my daughter try it (who is now 25) and she Loves it! I've bought around 4 cases of the 07,08, 09 vintages and she is crazy about it. I keep buying it for her so she won't get into any of my expensive wines and I'm a sucker/Father.

I really have enjoyed Scott's other wines particular the Zins and my initial introduction was to his Rieslings (love the Michigan entree of a few years back.)

I will be ordering three of these.

kittymac


quality posts: 6 Private Messages kittymac

Anyone in Seattle like to split?

alukan


quality posts: 5 Private Messages alukan

Argh ... I am a tremendous fan of Scott's Zins but I just can't bring myself to placing an order during the hot Houston summer ... even with the 2 day shipping.

Think I'll pop the cork of one of the InZINerators I already have to convince me to tempt fate

inkwench


quality posts: 1 Private Messages inkwench

Sigh.

I would really, really, REALLY like this, but NC has issues with him. or more precisely, the name of his Zin.

They're just driving me to moonshine.

In inverse and not complete order. Rinfrescante. Pepper Bridge. Saxon Brown. Monkey Prize. Vina Robles. Ty Caton Tytanium (always!). Roshambo. Polyphemus. Donati Family. Poizon. Montinore. Kent Rasumussen. Mumm Napa. Boss Monster. Iron Horse. Albino Rhino. White Zeppelin, Buttonwood Farm, 8-Bit, Ty Caton Racchus, Twas!

rpm


quality posts: 167 Private Messages rpm

Scott's InZINerator is a very popular wine on woot for good reason - it's a fun, easy drinking, well-made Zinfandel that's honest about the (very slight, but discernible to the knowledgeable) hint of sweetness which makes it charming in its youth. It's not my favorite of Scott's wines, but it's a lovely wine that should not be overlooked.

Don't turn up your nose because it has a hint of RS! Most of the easy drinking reds you may remember from years gone by had from 1% to 2% residual sugar to make them amabile.

InZINerator is a wine to serve at a party where not a drop will remain!

If you haven't had InZINerator, try some!

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

slm9951


quality posts: 14 Private Messages slm9951

This is one of my favorite go to wines for every day drinking! It is so good, with a touch-just a touch, of sweetmess to bring out the luscious fruit of the Zin!! Drink it all in one day- it is that good!!!

javadrinker


quality posts: 4 Private Messages javadrinker
ScottHarveyWines wrote:Basically, I cut the Forte amount is half and the rest of the residual sugar addition is Zinfandel concentrated grape juice. This way the plummy character is cut down and bright red fruits take replace it.



I'm with the others in that the plummy factor was my only knock on the '06. Haven't had a chance to buy an InZinerator since then so I'm in.

Glad I took the time to check in today!

And the path to drunken poverty continues... Java's Stash at CT

  • Wine.woots: um, lost count.
  • Other woots: um, lost count too. I might have a problem.

hyetylidie


quality posts: 0 Private Messages hyetylidie

I'll take two off someones hands in Los Angeles, CA... PM me if interested

noslensj


quality posts: 42 Private Messages noslensj
kittymac wrote:Anyone in Seattle like to split?



You have PM.

moondigger


quality posts: 11 Private Messages moondigger
tiger7610 wrote:I want it, but I do not need 5 bottles, I'm willing to take 2 off someones hands. Since I have the previous Inzins starting with 2007, maybe at the next buffalo gathering we could do a vertical? I'm in upstate NY if anyone wants to split it


You have a PM.

emmabean2000


quality posts: 6 Private Messages emmabean2000

I was really, really hoping to be able to pass, but even though I have some 3 cases being delivered over the next week, I could not resist. I actually enjoy the forte, nd have a double mag of the 07 in storage for another 8 years until my little girls 21st bday. In the meantime, bring on this batch!