What's in your glass tonight?

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  1. Jan 11, 2019 #4621

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    Es ok.........

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    No, just the bar.
     
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    Exactly how I feel about that one. Eees no so bad.

    Pero no es muy bueno...
     
  4. Jan 11, 2019 #4624

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    Exactamente........

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    Are we now learning Spanish :)
     
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    I grew up in San Antonio. 80% of the population is hispanic. Have lived in NM now for 33 years again mostly hispanic population as well as native american. I took 3 years Spanish in HS an 2 years Spanish in undergrad school. For me not so much learning but rather constantly trying not to forget at my age! LOL

     
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    Last bottle. Over 5.5 years old and probably on the downhill side of its life. Still pretty good though - I have no complaints.

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  9. Jan 16, 2019 at 1:15 AM #4629

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    Zinfandel from Fall of 2016. Let breathe for quite some time (over an hour). Very good overall nose and flavor. Do get a bit of bitterness on the back half of the finish, might be from the Xoakers, might be from youth. Oak seems to dominate it if you don't give it time to open up a bit. If you do a real nice base fruity exuberance unveils itself. More I'm drinking it, the less I'm noticing the back end bitterness (could have been from earlier beer and kielbasa ingestion).

    In my opinion this needs a while longer to age, but still quite drinkable.
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    Edit: Bitterness is a thing of the past. I am noting a high alcohol content, can definitely feel the two glasses I've had this evening.
     
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    A glass of my DB triple berry made last winter. This gets better with some time. Berry flavors are more pronounced now. Will have to do this again.
     
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    Lanza?
     
  12. Jan 16, 2019 at 2:03 AM #4632

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    Yes (all grapes, no bucket). I think you made one that year as well, didn't you? Three gallons of that also went to @jgmann67 for his 50/50 Pettite Sirah/Zin blend.
     
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    Seems a little light in color?

     
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    I thought that too from the pictures, but there is a lot of light coming from the top of the image as well as the flash. Although not a heavy wine, it has a nice body to it. I used AMH yeast and I think it took a full two weeks to finish, so it was hanging out on the skins for a bit (I think it took longer for the secondary vs. the secondary, in which MLF completed very quickly).

    Edit: When I finally get around to sending you some bottles, I'll be sure include that one.
     
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    I did. Still coming around, but pretty good.
     
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    Any use of Opti-Red or Lallzyme EX?

     
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    Actually, both. Usually 8 hours before pitching the yeast. As I remember the AMH took it's time getting up to speed. For some reason can't find my notes, but I think there is some info on a thread here somewhere.
     
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    LOL Yea that thread has like 200 pages. Easier to just ask.
     
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    You are assuming I could find my notes. Looked again this morning, not sure where I placed them. I know I had them out to put the bottling date on them when I bottled that batch. Glad that thread is there in all of it's length since I'm getting old and misplacing things.

    Anyone see my teeth laying around somewhere?
    (I shouldn't joke about that, I had trouble finding my car keys this morning)
     
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    I still have most of my tasters and all of my 750’s from 2016. Not due to try it again for another few months. It’s going to take some time for those tannins to settle down. I don’t recall your Lanza Zin being particularly light.
     

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