Favorite Wines

Discussion in 'Community' started by medea, Feb 18, 2003.

  1. medea macrumors 68030

    medea

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    a variant on the beer thread, a few of my current favorties are
    Penfolds 2001 Koonunga Hill Cabernet-Merlot about $11
    Yellow Tail 2001 Shiraz about $9
    and
    Houge 2001 Columbia Valley Gewurtztraminer about $10

    We drink wine often so I usually don't spend much on something I'm going to consume soon, but even though I know very little about wine with a little research you can find some really nice wines at a good value.
     
  2. idkew macrumors 68020

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    i like a reisling. sweet. white. i had one from australia once i enjoyed a lot.

    i guess i am just a beer man.
     
  3. mikulashek macrumors member

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    I really like Penfolds wines, it's a good Australian wine. I myself tend to spend a little more one wine usually, it's usually worth it, but you are right in that there are plenty of wine values to be found such as the ones you've listed.
    Right now my favorite wine is by Ridge Vineyards the 99 California Lytton Estate Syrah which I belive goes for $35, a friend gave me a case recently and its wonderful.
     
  4. kettle macrumors 65816

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    Spanish

    a nice Rioja Gran Reserva would suit me.:)
     
  5. 3rdpath macrumors 68000

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    not big on wine but i love champagne..magnums of veuve are nice.

    sparkling wines such as chandon are good for mimosas...
     
  6. charboneau macrumors member

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    Penfold's Grange-Hermitage is amazing. They have another one, I believe Bin 389, that's basically a lower priced version of it. It's also really niiiice.
     
  7. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    i think the most popular whine here is:

    "c'mon apple, you're (sic) machines are getting slower! intel is kicking your butt! if you don't fix this i'm going back to pc! we won't put up with this anymore!"
     
  8. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Never had the Penfolds - might have to try a bottle. I buy all types, cheap and not so cheap - in general though, I'm partial to Zins, had one the other night, quite good, but I'll have to dig around later for the bottle to remember the name.

    Don't drink much white, but a good Gewurtztraminer with some spicy food is always nice.

    D
     
  9. wdlove macrumors P6

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    My wife likes a good dry wine, red or white. She usually purchases it by the case, then she gets a 10% discount. The store where she goes freqently has a salesman knows what she likes and make recomendations.
     
  10. e-coli macrumors 68000

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    Chariot Sangiovese

    best-kept secret in the history of wine. ;)
     
  11. drastik macrumors 6502a

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    I'm partial to reds, but Sterling Savaugn Blanc is always welcome at my table.

    Medea: I had the Yellow tail Shiraz-Cab-Sav (purple label) the other day, and its excellent.

    Fat Bastard makes good stuff, and I realy like Jest Red, which is a blend of four grapes that represent the leftovers of this Clifornia winery.
     
  12. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

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    Two Buck Chuck!

    I don't know if this plonk is available outside of California, but probably the greatest wine bargain of all time is Charles Shaw. It's being carted out of Trader Joes stores by the caseload these days at $1.99 a bottle (Merlot, Cab, and S. Blanc). Is it a "great" wine? No, but it drinks like just about anything you'd find, foreign or domestic, in $6.00-10.00 range.
     
  13. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    Penfold's is the shiz! :D

    one of my personal favs...1997 Bin 407 South Australia Cabernet...deelish...

    another of my favs is Blackstone...preferebly 1997 Cabernet...
     
  14. TheMightyG macrumors regular

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    Fav value wine; Rosemount Estates Shiraz (Australia). Ten bucks US.

    Fav medium price wine: Chateau de la Gardine (Chateauneuf du Pape). 35 bucks CDN (about 22 bucks US) and Masi Amarone (about 25 bucks US)

    Fav expensive wine: Neyers Zinfandel (Napa): fifty bucks US

    Fav silly ridiculously expensive wine (didn't buy it myself; probably never will): Opus One (Napa) (don't want to know how much)
     
  15. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    that is some tasty stuff...I got a bottle for Xmas this year...quite deelish...goes very well with chocolate...he he ;)
     
  16. TheMightyG macrumors regular

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    Oh yeah...fav dessert wine:

    Philippe Delesvaux Selection de Grains Nobles, Coteaux du Layon (Loire Valley): think Ice Wine, but for under 20 bucks!
     
  17. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    I've had Fat Bastard before...I found it to be a bit dry and weak in flavor myself...

    it's funny though...what I think tastes mavhelous...usually ends up tasting dry to most...weird...
     
  18. Backtothemac macrumors 601

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    Opus One. Great Merlot really. I love it. Not too expensive, and wonderful body, flavor, and aroma.
     
  19. medea thread starter macrumors 68030

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    A great red wine you should try is Cadence 1999 Red Mountain Tapteil Vineyard about $35, it's incredible and very "energetic."
     
  20. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    guess i shouldn't have even posted over there!
    i'm not even 21 (drink wine at meals with my dad now and then, though i like wine more than he does); are the white zinfandel things really common/well-liked, or is that just me?

    this is a cool thread :cool:. i'll have to get my dad to try some of these.
     
  21. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    the best port I've had...

    was actually bottled by Korbel, the champagne maker...

    when I visited Northern California in October of 2001, I got to tour Sonoma Valley...visited Kendal Jackson, Blackstone & Korbel...

    didn't know Korbel made wines till that day...and their port...only 2 words can describe it...

    liquid chocolate...:D

    too bad they couldn't ship it to New Orleans...I've been trying to get someone to send me some...had no luck so far...
     
  22. drastik macrumors 6502a

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    Re: the best port I've had...

    The different states have all kinds of wierd restrictions on importing, exporting wines. There was something about this i the news the other day, some kind of relaxing of regulations, but I can't find it now to save my life.
     
  23. dreamlance macrumors regular

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    Good choice :) One of my faves too. Black Opal Shiraz was another one.
     
  24. amnesiac1984 macrumors 6502a

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    i really like wine, but I don't know much about it! But I know that ERRAZZURIZ (sp?) iS a great red and White!

    btw its french just so you know :p
     
  25. TheMightyG macrumors regular

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    I think it might be Spanish? But I agree...it is a great wine.
     

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