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Old 03-22-2009, 04:01 PM
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Let's say under $100. What do you buy? I like Pomerol. Viognier is nice, too. Cabernet? Bordeaux? And what do you think is the best wine value under $20??
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My favorite under $12 is ecco domanni Sangiovese. Which is really strange because normally a high profile vinyard like Ecco would NOT normally be a good buy at $12.
Although I haven't seen it in a couple of years.

I make my own now. Barola is my favorite, Barbaresco comes in second.

Most Kendall Jackson reds are pretty good, but wines are tough, you may read this and say "WHAT? THAT STUFF SUCKS".

Not to sound snippit, but I have never spent $100 on a bottle of wine. I can make 30 for that price and it lights me up just the same.
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Old 03-22-2009, 04:56 PM
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Oh, and if you like Cabernet, Mondavi (robert) has a "private selection" 2006. Very reasonable and very good IMO
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Boone's farm strawberry hill.
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Boone's farm strawberry hill.
I had a tee shirt with that on it ..... in 1972. Man does that bring back some memories. And, some some memories of not remembering.
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Old 03-22-2009, 06:23 PM
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The best wines are German whites...QMP. Auslese, Berenauslese, TrockenberenAuslese.

My remembrance of Boones Farm always involved praying to the China god.
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Back in the 70's I was fond of MD 20/20 mixed with a quart of orange juice. It would kick your ass far greater than Boone's Farm, and when it came back up it had the requisite force to stay off the car even when cruising at 40 mph with your head out the window.
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I'm more of a wino than a wine snob. I've never paid near $100 for a bottle of wine, and I've been to several hundred wineries across the country. I try to buy wines from the wineries I've been to. My favorite wine is a good sharp zinfandel.

Life is too short to drink cheap wine.
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Originally Posted by Mike Boehler View Post
Oh, and if you like Cabernet, Mondavi (robert) has a "private selection" 2006. Very reasonable and very good IMO

Nah, you want Mondavi 2005 Cabernet -- Oakville grapes. Look for it, it is worth it.

Mondavi Cabernet with Napa grapes is not near as good.

2005 was an excellent year for California/Napa region reds.

2006 is good for Calif/Napa Zinfandel.
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:52 AM
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I like a good zinfandel, I have tasted many over 20 and disliked most of them. Right now, my favorite for under $20 is a wine called Cline two versions one for about $12 and one for about $18. I have a couple of bottles of the $18 at home but have been so happy with the $12 version I have not opened them yet. Find it at Publix, our local store is sometimes sold out of the $12 version.

If you live in Ft lauderdale, and have not been to the wine warehouse by Publix behind Carlos and Peppe's on 17th street, it's like a Sams club for wine and other beverages.
If you like lemencello, found the best limencello(SP or not in dict.) this side of Sorento at the warehouse. (note spell check like the e not the I, all good one are spelled with the I)
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Originally Posted by 29 NORTH View Post
Right now, my favorite for under $20 is a wine called Cline two versions one for about $12 and one for about $18.

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Under $ 20 I enjoy any of Clos Du Bois (sp). Right now I am buying 3-4 year old wines, whether red or white.

Enjoy...

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I'm a Cabernet drinker. My usual is a nice inexpensive bottle called Avalon. There's 2 types, 1 Napa, 1 California. Both very good for less then $25. Been lucky enough to visit a few wineries in Napa, Stuvi, Sterling, Mondavi and Beringer to name a few. If you like wine, that's a must trip, especially in the fall when the grapes are being harvested.
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Comal Creek vinyard is my favorite right now. Its just north of San Antonio Texas. Theres some great wines coming out of Texas right now.
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Here are a few Napa wineries to try, if you can get their wines where you live.

Bremer
Jarvis
Storybook (great Zin's)
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Praga
Elyse
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Was January of '09 a good year?
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I like the suculent bouquet of a fresh Bud Light.
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