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WTN: Swan Mancini Zin '06

by John Treder » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:58 am

It was cold today, and I haven't had raviolis for a while, so I went over to Canevari's today and got a box.
Needed good wine with good ravs. Got it.
Russian River Valley, Joseph Swan, Mancini Ranch Zinfandel 2006 $23.40 club price 14.9% alcohol
This bottle was a "Joe's Buddies" club selection in October 2011, and I have a few more that I squirreled away because they tasted good near the corner of River and Laguna roads.
Good Zin. A bit on the sharp (acidic) side, which actually brings out the cherries and blackberries earlier in the mouth. I'm happy to have a few more. I think it'll hold for several years. Classic style.

Edit: Ok, lemme confess. I had half a glass of a bottle of Limerick Lane Syrah '08 left over, and I had that with the first part of the raviolis, and i finished off with the Zin.
I liked the Syrah. It was a good RRV Syrah, a bit sweet for Syrah, but a good bottle. When I switched to the Zin, it was like night and day. The Zin was much more astringent, more smoke and dried autumn leaves on the nose. It brought out the earthiness of the "Old fashioned" Canevari raviolis, with their politely euphemised "specialty meats" in them. What Ravs Ought To Have!!
And I continued the bottle tonight with a rather scratch dinner of a piece of ham steak, a potato pancake, and an oven-broiled Japanese eggplant with the usual crumbs, olive oil, garlic and cheese. (OOTD, I'll try again to do it like I had it in Japan. And probably fail again.)
I had a couple of ounces left over after I'd wolfed down the food, and I wandered around the kitchen sipping and saying, "Damn! That's good!"
Which I guess is about the only compliment a wine really needs.
John in the wine county
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Re: WTN: Swan Mancini Zin '06

by Peter May » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:46 am

John Treder wrote: "Damn! That's good!"
Which I guess is about the only compliment a wine really needs.


That's goof to hear. I recently bought a bottle of that...
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Re: WTN: Swan Mancini Zin '06

by John Treder » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:20 am

>> That's goof to hear
I do hope that's a typo! :twisted:
I have a couple more, and Rod being the curmudgeon that he is, it's still on release.
Next time you're in Santa Rosa, we can crack a bottle. Or next time I'm in Snorbens (which Google doesn't find), perhaps I can bring along a bottle of something that isn't exported. I have lots of them!
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Re: WTN: Swan Mancini Zin '06

by Peter May » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:55 am

John, it was a typo. Good was the word I was trying for.

No idea when I'll be in Santa Rosa next, we were in nearby Kenwood for several nights in November.

Snorbens is how locals pronounce St Albans - about 25 mile NW of central London, easy journey by train, lots of historic sites in Snorbens, mediaevel, Roman and pre-Roman.

Look forward to seeing you :)
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Re: WTN: Swan Mancini Zin '06

by John Treder » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:03 pm

Ah! Local pronunciations in England can be, ah, interesting. :)
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