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Old 02-18-2010, 01:09 PM   #21
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WOW, all the suggestions should keep us busy for awhile. I picked up some Gewurtztraminer and Riesling to try next. Thanks for all the feedback everyone. This is going to be fun trying all of these.
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Old 02-18-2010, 01:12 PM   #22
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A good cheap pino that the wife and I enjoy is Cavit
I tried a Cavit Pinot Noir that was solid for the money; made in Italy.
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Old 02-18-2010, 01:51 PM   #23
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Ramos Pinto, Ferreira, Noval, and Sandeman give Grahams a run for money. All are excellent products, but Graham (to me) isn't really a big tawny brand. 20 is a good balance of fruit to age.
Don't forget Dow's and Taylor Fladgate.
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I tried a Cavit Pinot Noir that was solid for the money; made in Italy.
Probably from same sources Gallo got their "Pinot Noir". I' be extremely suspect of ANY "Pinot Noir" coming out in such quantities from ANY European country. If you like the wine, great, but calling it Pinot Noir is highly questionable and I hope TTB will start paying attention.
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How about Cabs and Merlot? What do you guys like? I've yet to buy anything over $12 for a bottle because I have yet to find anything that has tasted much better than what I have had. I enjoy Charles Shaw (sold at Trader Joes and $3/bottle) more so than some of the $10 bottles....seriously.
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Old 02-18-2010, 03:32 PM   #26
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Probably from same sources Gallo got their "Pinot Noir". I' be extremely suspect of ANY "Pinot Noir" coming out in such quantities from ANY European country. If you like the wine, great, but calling it Pinot Noir is highly questionable and I hope TTB will start paying attention.
Who knows? It was cheap and Cavit, so I thought I would mention it. I wouldn't stock my cellar with it.

What are your under $15 pinot picks you think I'd like?
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Old 02-18-2010, 03:38 PM   #27
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How about Cabs and Merlot? What do you guys like? I've yet to buy anything over $12 for a bottle because I have yet to find anything that has tasted much better than what I have had. I enjoy Charles Shaw (sold at Trader Joes and $3/bottle) more so than some of the $10 bottles....seriously.
2005 Bordeaux- take your pick. Look for one's that come in the flat boxes, vs. the square ones. There are too many names to just say a few. Depends who distributes wine in your area. It's a buyer's market on the lower end from BDX right now.

BDX is primarly Merlot and Cab, so it should be win-win! BDX holds the largest percentage in my dry wine collection. Even at $15, you can buy BDX that will age a decade no problem. Also, I it's a great wine for a cigar; very traditional and classic.
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:01 PM   #28
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What are your under $15 pinot picks you think I'd like?
Not sure what's available in your neck of the woods. For $15 per, I would actually drink Gamay, some are really good. Pinot wise, it is difficult to name one since good Pinot starts in the vineyard and good grapes are now more expensive than Napa Cab (price per ton), main reason prices have escalated in recent years.

By far the best bet is La Crema Sonoma Coast, although a few dollars more than the target $15

Sebastiani (Sonoma)
Kenwood (Sonoma)


Outside of these 3, I'd rather drink another varietal or look at NZ Pinot, I've had some really good ones. Isabella is one, around $20?
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Let's not forget Tokay...
Lately, too many of them are made with way too high a level of VA, I simply can't stand it.
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I would actually drink Gamay, some are really good.
I am a huge Loire and Beaujolais fan. Anyone who is at least not tried some good ones from both region are really doing a disservice to themselves. Great values. Under $25 gets home run wines that are easy to approach.
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I am a huge Loire and Beaujolais fan. Anyone who is at least not tried some good ones from both region are really doing a disservice to themselves. Great values. Under $25 gets home run wines that are easy to approach.
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Vella White Zinfandel in a box. Seriously. Its like Bartells & James wine coolers without the fizz. Drinks like Coolaid. Girls love it.
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I have never been a wine guy. Most wines I have tried in the past had a strong vinegar taste and I didn't enjoy them. Recently my wife and I have discovered wines that we like and we want to learn more. We have been enjoying Moscato lately. I would like to learn more and can't go to a wine tasting yet because of small kids at home.

What other wines would you guys recommend if I like a sweet wine?
The missus and I had stopped by a wine bar for dessert & a port. They were out of what we wanted, and the server suggested an Australian muscat -- you may enjoy it: http://www.southernstarz.com/detail.cfm?sku=3372
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The missus and I had stopped by a wine bar for dessert & a port. They were out of what we wanted, and the server suggested an Australian muscat -- you may enjoy it: http://www.southernstarz.com/detail.cfm?sku=3372
There's some good muscat from Austrailia. I had a great Israeli one recently too. Not expensive at all.
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