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Old 08-22-2011, 04:32 PM   #11
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A few of my favorites:
Monkey Bay Sauvignon Blanc
J. Lohr Chardonnay Riverstone
Raymond Vineyard and Cellar Merlot Reserve - Napa (Not Raymond Vineyard R Collection Merlot)
Kendall Jackson Pinot Noir Vintner's Reserve
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:28 PM   #12
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It really depends on what I am eating. I try and pair my wine with my food to the best of my limited knowledge.

If I am just sipping wine I can enjoy just about anything but I really enjoy a Zinfandel Port.
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:30 PM   #13
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A few of my favorites:
Monkey Bay Sauvignon Blanc
J. Lohr Chardonnay Riverstone
Raymond Vineyard and Cellar Merlot Reserve - Napa (Not Raymond Vineyard R Collection Merlot)
Kendall Jackson Pinot Noir Vintner's Reserve
Love all these too. Pinot Grigio or Pinot Gris are nice summer wines. I like Bella Serra. I usually like my wines dry, though a while back, a wine club I used to belong to sent two of the most lush bottles of Italian Lambrusco, not the sweet stuff we drank in college, but the bubbliest, tastiest, richest stuff I've evah had. I have tried to find it since, and sadly couldn't. I have lost the name.
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Old 08-24-2011, 04:06 AM   #14
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I am not allowed to drink in the UK, I do cheat on occasion.
My father in law in Croatia sells most of his grapes to the co-op. The rest he use to make a traditional clean wine. The red is very much like a Barollo.
The wine I liked the best was a Margeux..
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Old 08-24-2011, 12:14 PM   #15
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I've been making my own wine for the last 10 years. All of my bottles are kind of like my children... some are good, some are not so good, but when asked, they're all my favorites.
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Carmenere from Chile. 2007 and 2009 were really good years in the central valley areas.
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:26 AM   #17
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Emm...for me I would prefer a nice crisp Sauvignon Blanc from St. Clare 2009 vintage from the region of Marlborough, New Zealand..its so refreshing with floral bouquet and passion fruit driven..just delicious.
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:31 PM   #18
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Anything red and dry, and under $5.
I'm easy to please...
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Anything red and dry, and under $5.
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:34 PM   #20
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So many wines...so little time....

I mean, tens of thousands of labels, vintners, vintages, varietals and blends.

I could write a tome on this. But I won't.

To me, so much depends on what food it is paired with.

I tend to like traditional Euro styles that aren't so fruit-forward, (the fruit forward style is what much of the world leans toward, even the European wine producers are adopting this style because it sells better).

But then again, certain foods work well with fruit-forward. Thai with a Kiwi Sauvignon, Middle east grilled meat with an in your face Aussie Shiraz.

On the other hand, raw oysters with a bone dry Sancerre is perfect.

For just sipping, I like dryer, crisper (for whites), less tannic (for reds).

Again, what are you eating with it?

All that said, two recent (last two weeks) really nice discoveries:

Elk Cove Pinot Gris (2009). Willamette Valley. A more Euro style white, not typical of an Oregon pinot, perfect with fish, chicken. - $18.

Colosi Rosso (2009) A Sicilian dry red, no grape specified, real strawberry, raspberry character with black pepper overtones. A little more in your face than traditional subtle Euro wines. Was really nice with Turkish lamb kebops. An amazing $10.


So many wines...so little time....
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