ScottHarveyWines


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deckerbrian wrote:I don't recall Barbera in the blend before? Is this new?



It is new with this wine because I wanted to add some bright red fruit to the center of the wine.

woopdedoo


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Hey Scott -

Great to see you back! And I cannot thank you enough for your hospitality to the wooters this last summer - as always, over-the-top fantastic!

And ... if you are going to be a judge at the Michigan Wines event, please let me know.

Cheers!

coynedj


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ScottHarveyWines wrote:It is 5 bottles so that we can get to the best price out there for the woot buyers. We like to give woot our best deal. We have so much fun with the woot community.



And the woot community appreciates it! Your wines and your participation hereabouts are always welcome.

That SIWBM that almost fell over when Stillman brought his PS to woot the other day? It held that day, but not this day. I'm in.

I started out on Burgundy but soon hit the harder stuff. Bob Dylan, Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues

How on earth did I get 7 QPs?

ScottHarveyWines


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boatman72 wrote:Question for Scott - Does the weather have more impact on average established vines or 80+ year vines? I felt guilty for missing your dinner party in Wooster last year, but hopefully one of these years the stars and schedule will align! Thanks for bringing great wine here to us Wooters



We'll be doing another winemaker dinner in Wooster this year. We do it every year.
Weather has less effect on old vines than on younger ones. Older vine's roots go down 25 feet while a younger vine goes down only 6 feet. In a drought year the older vine's roots can find water at the deeper depths while the younger vine will suffer from lack of water. In a wet year the younger vine will get to much water and produce a thin watered down wine while the old vine's roots will get a more balanced water supply from the deeper depths. We always say older vines are just smarter than younger vines producing more consistant grapes from vintage to vintage.

valcich


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Hey Scott,

I've had your wine before (not this one) and really enjoyed it. Any chance you could register in Maryland so we Baltimoreans could order some awesomeness?

ScottHarveyWines


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luisifer777 wrote:So how this compares to the Jana old vine Zin?



The current offering of 2006 Jana Old Vine Zinfandel is a riper juicier wine. The Jana grapes were picked at higher brix and the resulting wine is more towards the plumier, jammy new world style, although the acidity and pH have been maintained to make the wine food friendly.

jcarlton03


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So mad that I missed the two woot plus deals on the InZin magnum (maybe double mag?)... Sold too fast for me to hit that big yellow button.

I won't miss out on this one! Now that tough 5 or 10 question...

It's great to be a Florida Gator!

ScottHarveyWines


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edoursler wrote:Thanks rpm. Is there a rule of thumb about age worthiness of sweet wine versus dry wine? Can you compare/contrast this wine to Scott's InZINerator (I like) ? In for one.



Both wines are made at about the same pH of 3.5ph to 3.6pH. pH depicts how long a wine will age. The lower the pH, the less oxygen it can absorb and the longer it will age. Add a little residual sugar and the ph needs to be just a little lower to have the same ageability. So, this dry wine will age longer than the InZinerator, but not by much.

KillerFox81


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I've been a Woot member for quite a while and have never pulled the trigger on a Scott Harvey wine. I've been waiting for Inzinerator but based on the comments, and the wonderful winery presentation, in for one. Time to start building that wine stash!!!

tytiger58


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ScottHarveyWines wrote:Hi Everyone,
Great to be back with one of my favorite wines. This 2010 is similar in structure and style to the 2009. The wine is younger and fresher, a little brighter and more complex due to the other vineyards mixed in. The Vineyard 1869 adds a little coffee while the Fiddletown adds bright cherry and tar and the Napa Zin adds some refinement.



Interesting, I had a 1981 Fiddletown zin a few weeks ago and there was still some bright cherry left in it. Actually it was so good you could not drink it standing up..made me weak in the knees Oh yea Zin can age!

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? ~ W. C. Fields

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inkycatz


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KillerFox81 wrote:I've been a Woot member for quite a while and have never pulled the trigger on a Scott Harvey wine. I've been waiting for Inzinerator but based on the comments, and the wonderful winery presentation, in for one. Time to start building that wine stash!!!


Hooray! Be sure to come on back and tell us what you thought when you open one!

I'm just hanging out, really.

mrn1


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I just ordered this fine juice, but right after I hit the button I realized it was shipping to my home address and not the office address I have attached to my Woot account. How do I change the shipping address?

I heard about the Scott Harvey dinner last year in Wooster....when will this year's dinner be?

klezman


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rjquillin wrote:Got a half case of this at Scotts' earlier for $21; yup, in for more at $16.
WD and Scott do it again. Stock up on these.
Klez, not quite local, but two for you.



Yeah, I thought you'd say that. I really want a whole set but really also can't justify it, so thanks!

2014: 28 bottles. Last wine.woot: Scott Harvey Red Re-Mix
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

ScottHarveyWines


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plittgirl wrote:Hey, what's with leaving Maryland off the ship list? I've been getting Woot Wine for the last year and I'd love to try this Zin-drank all the Poizin we ordered in the fall.
PLEASE check and see why you're noit shipping to MD.



We don't have a license in Maryland. Give Carla a call here at the winery (707 968-9575)and she can help you.

mawy


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Normally speaking, Scott Harvey wines are the one true autobuy for me, but I really have no space at all for this... Plus I need a new car, so really have no business spending money on wine right now. But I did love the 1869... And everything else I've tried from Scott.
Sigh. I'm going to have to pass and then kick myself for the next couple of months for not getting it.

klezman


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ScottHarveyWines wrote:Both wines are made at about the same pH of 3.5ph to 3.6pH. pH depicts how long a wine will age. The lower the pH, the less oxygen it can absorb and the longer it will age. Add a little residual sugar and the ph needs to be just a little lower to have the same ageability. So, this dry wine will age longer than the InZinerator, but not by much.



Very interesting. Thanks Scott! I need to create more room so I can properly stock up on amazing offers like this in the future. Two bottles just doesn't seem like enough.

2014: 28 bottles. Last wine.woot: Scott Harvey Red Re-Mix
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

ScottHarveyWines


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valcich wrote:Hey Scott,

I've had your wine before (not this one) and really enjoyed it. Any chance you could register in Maryland so we Baltimoreans could order some awesomeness?



That's a Jana decision. I'll ask her.

rjquillin


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ScottHarveyWines wrote:It is 5 bottles so that we can get to the best price out there for the woot buyers. We like to give woot our best deal. We have so much fun with the woot community.

And this is a rockin' deal, even better than wine club members get! Got some direct earlier, and stocking up on more now.

Thanks Scott, Jana, Monica and Carla.

Buy this!

CT

ScottHarveyWines


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tytiger58 wrote:Interesting, I had a 1981 Fiddletown zin a few weeks ago and there was still some bright cherry left in it. Actually it was so good you could not drink it standing up..made me weak in the knees Oh yea Zin can age!



I remember that wine. It was the last year of a drought with 82 and 83 being big wet years. The 81 as well as the 91 were both wonderful years for Amador County. The pH on that 81 was down in the 3.4 range which has made it hold up.

ScottHarveyWines


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mrn1 wrote:I just ordered this fine juice, but right after I hit the button I realized it was shipping to my home address and not the office address I have attached to my Woot account. How do I change the shipping address?

I heard about the Scott Harvey dinner last year in Wooster....when will this year's dinner be?



It is scheduled for Friday April the 19th. We used to always do it on Valentine's day, but Jana decided it was to cold. Funny, she is from Cleveland.

inkycatz


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mrn1 wrote:I just ordered this fine juice, but right after I hit the button I realized it was shipping to my home address and not the office address I have attached to my Woot account. How do I change the shipping address?

I heard about the Scott Harvey dinner last year in Wooster....when will this year's dinner be?


I can't help with dinner but please contact support@woot.com right away and see if they can help.

I'm just hanging out, really.

MichaelWB


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ScottHarveyWines wrote:The 2007 Vineyard 1869 is a leaner and more angular wine depicting the wonderful characteristics of Vineyard 1869. This wine has some of that with 22% of it being Vineyard 1869, but also has other things going on due to the other wines blended in. These other vineyards have married together to give you a Zinfandel that is less angular and more round in character and style.



Thanks Scott for the info. Sounds Sounds quite yummy.

I must stay away from your website... Too much yummy zin I keep seeing. I blame zmanonice for his woot wine dinner with a zinc vertical a couple years ago.

SmilingBoognish


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Just to add to the aging discussion, it is *generally* true that most zins should be enjoyed young. However, there are many fine exceptions to this rule. I have only opened one bottle of the 2009 vintage of today's offering because of it's very firm structure. I've actually noticed that a fair amount of Amador County zin tends to be firmer in structure indicating an ability to age.

Over the Holidays we opened a couple bottles of 2004 Limerick Lane Old Vines Zin (Russian River Valley) that was simply spectacular. This wine was good when we purchased it in 2007, but so much better now.

cortot20


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This is something I want in my price range. So Kyle.............how about that split?

CT

btphillips


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ScottHarveyWines wrote:It is 5 bottles so that we can get to the best price out there for the woot buyers. We like to give woot our best deal. We have so much fun with the woot community.



We appreciate that Scott. You are always welcome here at woot! Now we just need 1869 at $16/btl...

btphillips


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KillerFox81 wrote:I've been a Woot member for quite a while and have never pulled the trigger on a Scott Harvey wine. I've been waiting for Inzinerator but based on the comments, and the wonderful winery presentation, in for one. Time to start building that wine stash!!!



you will not regret it. IMO this is a great deal on a great wine.

ScottHarveyWines


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winedrew wrote:Morning Scott! Just wanted to give a big Wootnation hello to you!
Can you give our citizens a brief overview of the 2012 vintage?



The 2012 vintage was both a grape grower's and winemaker's delight. It is rare that this happens when both the grower and winemaker are happy with the vintage. The high yields of high quality fruit made this possible. Usually Mother Nature will give high yields of mediocre fruit or low yields of high quality fruit. This is a vintage much like 1975 that yielded both high quality and quantity. It was a classic growing season with normal rainfall amounts and no devastating spring frost. In late spring we had a stretch of good consistant weather during the flower and set. The growing season had consistant days of cool nights and mornings with warm days. We went into the growing season with a good healthy set and fortunately did not experince any of the devastating heat spikes during the growing and ripening season. The weather stayed dry during harvest allowing for slow and consistant ripening. All of these things led to a larger than normal crop for most varieties with good flavors and extraction while maintaining good acidity. The only problem was finding room in the cellar for all the extra grapes. It also made for a good year for the barrel and tank companies, as we were all scrambling to buy extra barrels and tanks to hold the bigger harvest.
This big high quality harvest comes after two short harvest. For those of us that like to make "Old World" style wines, the last two vinatges (2010 and 2011) produced wondeful wines that talk to you telling the stories of vintage, variety and region. The only problem is that there is not much of them. Thus, as we rolled into the 2012 vintage a shortage of wine was rapidly developing for California wineries. Now with a bigger than normal yield for 2012 we are not as short as predicted. This will slow down the increase in wine price that is currently happening. The rest of the world is not as fortunate as Califronia and is still experiencing a wine shortage.

SmilingBoognish


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Thanks for the summary of the 2012 vintage. Do you think the large amount of high quality fruit will lead to bulk sales of quality juice to more value oriented bottlers/winemakers?

ScottHarveyWines


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SmilingBoognish wrote:Thanks for the summary of the 2012 vintage. Do you think the large amount of high quality fruit will lead to bulk sales of quality juice to more value oriented bottlers/winemakers?



Yes, there is a high demand for bulk Zinfandel due to all the bigger wineries trying to produce a Menage a Trois copy. A wine I developed as a Zinfandel blend that was sold to Sutter Home back in 2004. They have done a great job in developing it into a major brand, thus creating a demand for Zinfandel blends.

webdev511


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In for one before the sellout. Still have some 2009 in the cellar, but now I suppose I can drink them.

kylemittskus


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cortot20 wrote:This is something I want in my price range. So Kyle.............how about that split?



I'd take 2 and owe you $10? Works for me.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

cortot20


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webdev511 wrote:In for one before the sellout.


delete

CT

cortot20


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kylemittskus wrote:I'd take 2 and owe you $10? Works for me.



deal. in under the wire.

CT

PapaPerry


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Whew, got mine before Last Call!

1st Bag of Coal 3/9/11
2nd Bag of Coal 5/11/11
3rd Bag of Coal 12/6/11

CRock2442


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All that sellout talk made my trigger finger itchy. In for one and looking forward to this one more than usual.

frogmommy


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In for one. I also belong to Scott Harvey's wine club ~ that is how much I love his wines. He is a Zin Master!

Searayjim


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You've got to be ^#*%( kidding me!!! I watch as midnight rolls around and wait for a few comments. It's all good, I check out some of the new comments now and WHAM! The door slams in my face.

If I could reach, I'd kick myself in the.....well you know.

NedDawg


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Searayjim wrote:You've got to be ^#*%( kidding me!!! I watch as midnight rolls around and wait for a few comments. It's all good, I check out some of the new comments now and WHAM! The door slams in my face.

If I could reach, I'd kick myself in the.....well you know.

Damn, same thing happened to me. Should have checked back before my mid-morning toast break.

ddeuddeg


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Got careless, and went to lunch before ordering. Drat!

"Always keep a bottle of Champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes the special occasion is that you've got a bottle of Champagne in the fridge". - Hester Browne


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Searayjim


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CRock2442 wrote:All that sellout talk made my trigger finger itchy. In for one and looking forward to this one more than usual.



Ha, and you really did get in last minute...and last order. I should call you mean names! LOL