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yesilovewine
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posted 04-08-2011 04:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for yesilovewine     Edit/Delete Message
Collie Mom, are you still out there?
wondering about your Maple Zin experience and if you know who else is producing those grapes? I have a list of some current recipients ( last couple harvests)but am thinking there may be some "old stock" out there to be captured if one knows where to go.

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yesilovewine
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posted 03-18-2011 07:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for yesilovewine     Edit/Delete Message
I guess that we should be glad that the Maples know where their strength is .... !

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Hawkeye
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posted 03-18-2011 04:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkeye   Click Here to Email Hawkeye     Edit/Delete Message
Hi Yesilovewine, don't know why I put the .com on there, just seems like it should be there. I have had to delete it a couple times before sending.

Yes, the Maple's Maple Zin was the one I ordered without tasting . . . because it was on sale. Now I know why.

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yesilovewine
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posted 03-17-2011 01:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for yesilovewine     Edit/Delete Message
Oh Hawkeye, I was just trying to relay an opinion I had read....everyone has one, ya' know! I think we've conversed about that before....its on of the aspects of the boards that makes them so enjoyable.
How nice that you can go to 'visit your parents' every year. Mine are in the National Cemetery in Arlington, so I don't get there often- fortunately my siblings make up for my slack.
-By the way, I'm not a .com, I'm just me.
By the way, is this the same wine that you had previously talked about ordering "sight unseen?" from their website? If so, you could do what the reviewer did and just open the bottle and let it "decant" overnight....might help, might not.

[This message has been edited by yesilovewine (edited 03-17-2011).]

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Hawkeye
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posted 03-17-2011 12:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkeye   Click Here to Email Hawkeye     Edit/Delete Message
Hi Yesilovewine.com

I am sitting in a motel in Colfax, a small town in Iowa where I grew up. There is a daylily meeting in Marshalltown, IA that I attend on this weekend every year. It gives me the opportunity to come back and visit both our parents grave sites. When we are gone, there will no longer be anyone who is interested in visiting. Sad.

But, back to the Maple's Maple Zin. I believe it was the pourer's opinion at Armida that nothing could help this wine. Besides, I don't think I have enough years left to lay it down that long. Sorry.

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yesilovewine
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posted 03-16-2011 10:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for yesilovewine     Edit/Delete Message
Hi Collie Mom!
I haven't had the Maples' Zin, but I,too, am really fond of wines from their grapes. I read a review of their product not long ago after "googling" Maple Vineyard Zinfandel. On a website that had "hedonist" in the name I found a very interesting commentary on their product. I've seen that website before in reference to wines, but I don't know the correct name; the gist was that though extremely tannic and harsh at first, after EXTENSIVE decanting the reviewer felt that the wine has potential as a long term hold before drinking.
Don't know if this will help or not, but thought I'd share anyway.

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Hawkeye
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posted 03-16-2011 02:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkeye   Click Here to Email Hawkeye     Edit/Delete Message
Hi CollieMom, I have to ask, do you raise collies? We used to breed and show collies back in the 60s.

The Maple's Maple Zin. In my opinion, a real bust. But it is not only my opinion. Where we tasted at Armida, who handles their sales, they felt they should stick with growing also. But then remember, not everyone taste is the same. I ended up dumping mine out. I must say, the Maple Vineyard Zins I have had from other wineries was very good. Cheers.

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CollieMom
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posted 03-16-2011 01:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CollieMom     Edit/Delete Message
So what is the verdict on the Maple Vineyards Zin from Tom and Tina Maple? I tried the Armida and Dutcher Crossing Zins from that Vineyard earlier this month and loved them, so thinking about ordering some of the 2007 so I can compare.

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yesilovewine
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posted 12-14-2010 07:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for yesilovewine     Edit/Delete Message
Wholeheartedly agree, Hawkeye. Let us hear your evaluation when you've had the chance to try it.
Our wine racks are past full, so I am on "NO MORE WINE" until Left Brain decides we have room. ( I think he mans it this time, he started storing the "over flow" in boxes on the dining room floor so I could have a constant reminder! )

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Hawkeye
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posted 12-14-2010 07:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkeye   Click Here to Email Hawkeye     Edit/Delete Message
I have not tasted the Maple's zin, but at the price, I didn't think that I could go wrong. I have paid a LOT more for some things that I didn't like. I have paid that much for a glass in a restaurant that I didn't care for. Even if you like a wine one day, you might not like it the next (especially after a day of wine tasting in the wine country). :-)

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yesilovewine
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posted 12-13-2010 11:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for yesilovewine     Edit/Delete Message
Hi all.
The Maple Zin that you are buying is that which the Maples produced themselves- did all the work. I guess that they decided that they would rather grow the wine than make the wine, so they are selling that product through Armida. Did you taste that wine particularly when you were there? I am always leary of buying wine un-tasted, even when I have a love for the original source; I've made that expensive mistake before!

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Hawkeye
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posted 12-13-2010 01:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkeye   Click Here to Email Hawkeye     Edit/Delete Message
Hi Cabgirl,

I ordered some of the Maple Vineyard Zin as a gift for our friends, David and Mort (you may remember from wine tasting). I got to thinking what a great bargain that was so I called back and ordered some for us. Happy is me!

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cabgirl
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posted 12-13-2010 12:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cabgirl     Edit/Delete Message
Oh wow. Thanks for the heads up Hawkeye! I just opened up this bottle of wine over the weekend and still as good as I remember when we went wine tasting. Definitely going to stock up on this one!

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Hawkeye
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posted 12-13-2010 11:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkeye   Click Here to Email Hawkeye     Edit/Delete Message
Cabgirl, Damombo, Bigsemi and Yesilovewine,

I know some of you are fans of the Maple Vineyard Zins. I just found the Maple's webpage and they are having a closeout on their own Maple Vineyard Zin. Here is the website
http://www.maplezin.c/maple_2007zinorder.html

If you call their number, a recording will tell you to call 1-707-433-2222 which is the number for Armedia Winery who is evidently doing their shipping. You have to tell them specifically that you want the Maple's Zin or they will try and sell you theirs for $39.00 instead of $24.00 or $22.00 if you order 6.

I just ordered some for a gift.

Would have contacted you privately but did not have all your email addresses.

Happy Zin :-)

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