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The CT community recommends drinking by 2012. Any comments on drinkability by the even more influential Wine.Woot community?
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- Maria Robinson
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I had a chance to open a bottle with hubby a while back. I dug out the notes from that evening:
Pop and pour - raspberry on the nose with just a hint of oak. Color was a deep red, with a hit of cocoa. Definitely a lighter bodied Zin. As chipgreen stated - raspberry, sour cherries and a touch of oak. A lot of acidity on the end but no heat at all.
I ran a glass through the Vinturi and it seemed to lose it's acidity, gained a little clove and became sweeter with a touch of vanilla.
Hubby preferred it aerated, he felt it lost some fruit and became spicier as he prefers his zin. I preferred it straight from the bottle because the acidity balanced well with the tomato sauce we were having for dinner, even making the sauce taste sweeter.
I agree with chip on the value, it's a good wine to have on hand for pizza or other nights you want an inexpensive selection.
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wordek wrote:Anyone in NH up to split one of this? Curious given the age but if it truly is 'drink now' I won't go through a whole case quick enough...
PM in your box.
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Winedavid39 wrote:Focus on timing, reefer trucks, packaging, all work together to ensure wine is delivered safe and sound.
Wait wait wait. I have never had a delivery from a reefer truck!!
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