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Old 11-14-2008, 08:07 PM   #61
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Maybe it is the Macanudo of wine?
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Old 11-15-2008, 12:31 AM   #62
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Doesn't it get positive reviews? People recommend it all the time...
I have tried it a few times and always find it very sweet while red wine is usualy fermented dry. Made for the coca cola crowd. I think you can find a lot better and more interesting wine for the $$ or a few $$ more. On the other hand, taste is subjective and you should always drink what you like.

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Old 11-15-2008, 11:50 AM   #63
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Thanks for the perspective....

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I have tried it a few times and always find it very sweet while red wine is usualy fermented dry. Made for the coca cola crowd. I think you can find a lot better and more interesting wine for the $$ or a few $$ more. On the other hand, taste is subjective and you should always drink what you like.

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Old 11-15-2008, 11:55 AM   #64
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I have tried it a few times and always find it very sweet while red wine is usualy fermented dry. Made for the coca cola crowd. I think you can find a lot better and more interesting wine for the $$ or a few $$ more. On the other hand, taste is subjective and you should always drink what you like.

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Old 11-16-2008, 07:41 AM   #65
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Doesn't it [yellowtail] get positive reviews? People recommend it all the time...
I recommend it all the time to people who think they don't like wine. I find it's an easy introduction to wine and have never found anyone who 'doesn't like wine' who didn't enjoy Yellowtail. And that opens the door to everything else.

My theory is a lot of people are hesitant to try wine for mental reasons, rather than taste, and Yellowtail helps them to think 'hey, not all wine is bad, maybe I should try some more'.

I think the Macanudo reference is a good one. Yellowtail ain't a great wine, but it ain't a bad wine. Same with Mac, it ain't a great cigar, but it ain't bad either. It's not very interesting, but it may get a person started down the slope.

I still think Yellowtail is fairly representative of New World Shiraz, but I'll admit I haven't tried many. For those of you who hate Yellowtail, can you give me a few ideas of other New World Shiraz that you DO like? I need to restock my wine fridge anyway and I'd love some advice.
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Old 11-16-2008, 09:51 AM   #66
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For those of you who hate Yellowtail, can you give me a few ideas of other New World Shiraz that you DO like? I need to restock my wine fridge anyway and I'd love some advice.
Torbreck "Woodcutters" Shiraz Barossa Valley is an excellent choice for under $20. They also make other Shiraz at different price points up to $150+.
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:21 AM   #67
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I usually stick to shiraz from Marquis Philips D'arenberg and The Winners Tank.
Marquis Philips #9 Shiraz is about 30 a bottle, but well worth it.
Woop Woop actually puts out a decent product for about 10 bucks.
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Old 11-18-2008, 10:39 AM   #68
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Thanksgiving wine- what is everyone drinking?

Only 4 of this year with my sister going to her in-laws. My dad doesn't drink wine so 2-3 bottles will be more than enough this year. As of right now we'll be having:

2007 August Briggs Russian River Chardonnay
2006 Melville Clone 115 Indigine Pinot Noir
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2006 Whetstone Wine Cellars Pleasant Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

My mom leans towards just-sweet German Gewurztraminer and Riesling, I think she'll enjoy the change of pace.
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:00 AM   #69
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It's such a pain in the a$$ to travel with wine these days, so will buy a mixed case when I hit the ground. Sucks. Pre 9/11 I always brought a couple of heavy hitters with me. On the upside, my cousin collects and cellars european beers, so I always get to try interesting stuff that I know very litte about.


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It's such a pain in the a$$ to travel with wine these days, so will buy a mixed case when I hit the ground. Sucks. Pre 9/11 I always brought a couple of heavy hitters with me. On the upside, my cousin collects and cellars european beers, so I always get to try interesting stuff that I know very litte about.


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Old 11-18-2008, 11:30 AM   #71
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rumor has it- this will be lifted in early '09.
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:31 AM   #72
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Picked up some bottles this weekend. 3 for drinking and 2 put away.

To drink:

2006 Bogle Petite Sirah- North Coast, CA
2005 Chateau Larrivaux- Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France
2005 Hugel Pinot Blanc Cuvee Les Amours - Alsace, France

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2006 Whetstone JonBoat Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, CA
2005 Volta Cabernet Sauvignon -Napa Valley, CA
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Old 11-24-2008, 12:22 PM   #73
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"2006 Bogle Petite Sirah- North Coast, CA " I had a bottle of this in my hand today... I went with a Malbec instead...
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I have tried a few more wines over the last few days...

The port and the Salvestrin were pretty good, the Folio seemed like run of the mill swill...
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"2006 Bogle Petite Sirah- North Coast, CA " I had a bottle of this in my hand today... I went with a Malbec instead...
why not get both?

For the price I try to keep a bottle or two for spur of the moment drinking. Its very easy to drink and really food friendly.
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Old 11-24-2008, 03:15 PM   #76
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I almost got both but the cart was pretty full...
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Typically, I like either a mature Burgundy or Madeira with turkey. No idea on which ones I am going to open.
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Agreed with the Burgundy Moses. Pinot and turkey is a great match.

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Old 11-25-2008, 05:30 PM   #79
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2004 Stolpman Vineyards Syrah, grilled ribeye, gouda mashed potatoes
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T-Day is 05 Williamette Pinot Noir (Oregon)
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