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Old 09-25-2008, 12:14 PM   #11
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Here's a couple more of my favorites:

Chappellet Cabernet $35 You will not be dissapointed, smooth.

Louis Jadot Pouilly Fuisse $25
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Old 09-25-2008, 12:34 PM   #12
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Has anyone tried the Menage Trois - red - it is a combination of merlot, cab and zinfandel - usually under $10 a bottle (however I have seen it over too) and it is very good.
Michele!!!! Ménage à trois Red - excellent blend!! If you like that you might also like Marietta Old Vine Red.
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Old 09-25-2008, 01:45 PM   #13
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I think a great sauv blanc must be from california. The climate in Cali for this varietal seems perfect. Give Kim Crawford of Honig a try!
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I think a great sauv blanc must be from california. The climate in Cali for this varietal seems perfect. Give Kim Crawford of Honig a try!
Hi Samantha!! Well...I feel the best sauvignon blanc comes from New Zealand, which is why there is enough wine for everyone! But, aside from that, you say "Kim Crawford of Honig". Kim Crawford is a wine producer in New Zealand, correct... and Honig is in California? Did you Mean Kim Crawford or Honig? I will have to agree that Honig makes some great Sauvignon Blanc regardless of where they are!!!!

Babich (New Zealand) is one of my favorites. Well-balanced for sure!
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I think a great sauv blanc must be from california. The climate in Cali for this varietal seems perfect. Give Kim Crawford of Honig a try!
Samantha, Kim Crawford is from New Zealand.....

imho the best value Sauvignon Blancs are from NZ, but not always the best...
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Old 09-25-2008, 03:07 PM   #16
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Two excellent wineries from the Santa Barbara region are Kenneth-Crawford and Brewer-Clifton. Both are pretty hard to find and they only make a very limited amount of wines per year, but pick one up if you see it. Brewer-Clifton makes an outstanding Pinot Noir and they also make Chardonnay. Kenneth-Crawford also makes an outstanding Pinot Noir as well as Syrah and Grenache.
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I think a great sauv blanc must be from california. The climate in Cali for this varietal seems perfect. Give Kim Crawford of Honig a try!
If your focus is mainly value, then yes, California and New Zealand make some very good and very affordable Sauvignon Blancs. However, the best pure Sauvignon Blancs that I've had were Pouilly-Fumés. I've also had some really outstanding White Bordeauxs but those are Sauvignon Blanc blends.
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White Bordeaux wines are a GREAT value...and a great taste!!!
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I found this wine last year and ended up buying a case because it was so cheap. It's really good, plus you can have a lot of fun with the name:

2006 ***** Grenache South Australia

"Excuse me waiter, can I get a *****?"

"So sir, how do you like the *****?"

"Thank you for asking! I love this *****!"

(grrr....stupid censor )
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Old 09-26-2008, 11:50 AM   #20
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I found this wine last year and ended up buying a case because it was so cheap. It's really good, plus you can have a lot of fun with the name:

2006 ***** Grenache South Australia

"Excuse me waiter, can I get a *****?"

"So sir, how do you like the *****?"

"Thank you for asking! I love this *****!"

(grrr....stupid censor )
That's awesome!
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