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Old 25-05-2011, 10:28 PM posted to alt.food.wine
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Adele picked this up in a fit of misguided sentimentality. With a very
good simple cheese souffle and salad.

Nose: Unfortunate combination of home brewery and old cave mold.

Color: "Smoke on the water, and fire in the skiiy.." (Sung to the tune of).

Mouth: Cherry cola? No... sweet Robitussin? No... Pediacare cherry
flavored? (Those with kids will know).

Truly and historically awful. I'd give it a D on the Dale Scale for
showing up, but we had no hot water for 3 days and the elevator broke
down twice today. Not feeling that charitable. I don't honestly
remember the taste of the Mad Dogs of my mis-spent youth, but I can't
imagine they were worse. We each drank a half glass -- it went far
better with salad than with the souffle -- and poured the rest down the
sink to mingle with its fellows in the sewer.

-E

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W dniu 2011-05-25 23:28, Emery Davis pisze:
Adele picked this up in a fit of misguided sentimentality. With a very
good simple cheese souffle and salad.

Nose: Unfortunate combination of home brewery and old cave mold.

Color: "Smoke on the water, and fire in the skiiy.." (Sung to the tune of).

Mouth: Cherry cola? No... sweet Robitussin? No... Pediacare cherry
flavored? (Those with kids will know).


Hm... interesting. Was it a "Turn Leaf" version, or an ordinary
Zinfandel from Gallo Family?

it's been some time since I drank the ordinary one, but I remember I
always enjoyed their Zins are cheap plain party wines with no bells &
whistles. Never - seriously, never - had this kind of traumatic
experience with these bottles.

It's sad to hear their quality is going down



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On 05/25/2011 11:30 PM, Mateusz Papiernik wrote:
W dniu 2011-05-25 23:28, Emery Davis pisze:
Adele picked this up in a fit of misguided sentimentality. With a very
good simple cheese souffle and salad.

Nose: Unfortunate combination of home brewery and old cave mold.

Color: "Smoke on the water, and fire in the skiiy.." (Sung to the tune of).

Mouth: Cherry cola? No... sweet Robitussin? No... Pediacare cherry
flavored? (Those with kids will know).


Hm... interesting. Was it a "Turn Leaf" version, or an ordinary
Zinfandel from Gallo Family?

it's been some time since I drank the ordinary one, but I remember I
always enjoyed their Zins are cheap plain party wines with no bells &
whistles. Never - seriously, never - had this kind of traumatic
experience with these bottles.



This was the regular Zin, from the taste most of it had never seen a
leaf much less a turning one. A seriously fabricated beverage.

-E
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W dniu 2011-05-26 10:31, Emery Davis pisze:
This was the regular Zin, from the taste most of it had never seen a
leaf much less a turning one. A seriously fabricated beverage.


Thanks for you review, Emery It's a sign I should stay away from
their wines for a while. Honestly, I have tried a Cab from one of their
estates lately and it was less than acceptable. Maybe these wines were
different some time ago, or maybe my palate has grown a bit since then.
Either case, there are better wines out there to enjoy


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