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#1 Rheo

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 07:26 PM

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What do you recommend?



#2 righteousmomma

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:12 PM

Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Merlot or Cabernet---NOW on sale at your local grocery.

#3 Rheo

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:15 PM

Lotta words I don't understand in that but..hey...sounds good.

We had the La Crema chardonnay tonight. Love that wine.

#4 righteousmomma

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:18 PM

I figured. :lmfao:
Where is the old thread where you, pepper, clear, NCT, RM etc offered some good alternatives.

#5 Rheo

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:42 PM

I figured. :lmfao:
Where is the old thread where you, pepper, clear, NCT, RM etc offered some good alternatives.

Wow, that has been over a year now.

Brillance from our most brilliant

#6 Saltbag

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 09:04 PM

Not contributing with brand names, but we have a business model in town that's a gift to both the wine tourist and aficionado. (Me being the wine tourist :) )This fantastic gourmet restaurant in town has a side shop with two rules:

1) All wines are rated 89 points or higher.
2) All wines in stock have a price of $10 flat to the customers.

They have a relatively small selection, but it constantly turns over with new wines every month. With the flat, low price you just try something in a family of wine you want that day and don't have to think about price. They move a lot of wine, so the suppliers are highly motivated to supply just a few excellent wines at a good price. These same wines are either more expensive or unavailable in other shops. These same wines, they feature in the main restaurant.

Not exactly on topic, but given the audience, I thought you'd find the idea interesting.

#7 clearvision

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 10:23 PM

Interesting Idea.

#8 Ghost

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 09:05 AM

That is interesting Saltbag. Most of the wines at the local NE Ohio Wineries are more expensive than this..(the ones that are rated highly)

One of my favorites is Stone's Ginger Wine (from England)

Have a lot of others I enjoy too but love ginger in about everything

#9 Valin

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 09:44 AM

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What do you recommend?



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xY7mBQrzXU


May I recommend Jan. 11 2011 3:17 PM vintage? :P


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#10 Rheo

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 12:35 PM

One of our new favorite zins:

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This is a jam-filled, expressive example of Zinfandel. Plum, cinnamon, and mulled berry fruit notes fill the nose as black raspberry and vanilla notes roll throughout the palate which lead to some pie crust and mocha on the finish.

#11 AceRimmer

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 12:35 PM

I suggest a bottle of Mogen-David's 20/20, perhaps better known as Mad Dog. I prefer to stick to beer, but if you want a classy dinner with your date, MD and a bucket of fried chicken or Taco Bell is the way to go... :evil:

#12 Rheo

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 12:37 PM

I suggest a bottle of Mogen-David's 20/20, perhaps better known as Mad Dog. I prefer to stick to beer, but if you want a classy dinner with your date, MD and a bucket of fried chicken or Taco Bell is the way to go... :evil:

Ha.

For you.
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#13 Rheo

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 06:50 PM

2009 TAZ Pinot Gris/Grigio from Taz, California. $16. TRR rating is 7.

Nice. Not sweet or dry, crisp. The ending lime taste is a nice surprise.


#14 righteousmomma

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 06:09 AM

To a couple of our friends here in town we have become wine philistines.

The French/Italian/German/Austrian glow has worn off and economics has set in.
(Unlike with our friends and their social group)


So! We buy on average $9.99 to $12 and occasionally will spurge on a $16. Mostly we buy at the grocery or Italian meat market. (EXCEPT when our Bordeaux Society/Wine Gourmets come to dinner then we might buy in the the $16 -$20 range.)
I thought it was funny that the other day at a get together 2 of our neighbors were discussing and (really rather know it all bragging) their wine knowledge. NCT (who probably knows more about wine and has a better nose and taste than the above average American) just stood there and smiled and said nada while we sipped on our Castle Rock (about) $9.00 Merlot or was that our $9.99 Mondavi Meritage ??
Even in one of our top rated for cookery restaurants around or a chain like Brio we stick with the $27 to $30 range as a general deal.

Seriously though the South American and Australian and Californian and Oregon and Italian and Spanish are fast becoming my favorite. :rolleyes:

#15 righteousmomma

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 07:29 PM

Ok, tonight and several other nights we have enjoyed:
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#16 Rheo

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 07:37 PM

Ok, tonight and several other nights we have enjoyed:
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In this synergistic blend, the Zinfandel from 50 year old vines lends the jammy fruit quality to the wine, the Carignane adds density and finish, and the Sangiovese shows off cherry aromatics and flavors.

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 08:53 PM


Ok, tonight and several other nights we have enjoyed:
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In this synergistic blend, the Zinfandel from 50 year old vines lends the jammy fruit quality to the wine, the Carignane adds density and finish, and the Sangiovese shows off cherry aromatics and flavors.



Impressive Miss Rheo!

#18 Rheo

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 09:40 PM



Ok, tonight and several other nights we have enjoyed:
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In this synergistic blend, the Zinfandel from 50 year old vines lends the jammy fruit quality to the wine, the Carignane adds density and finish, and the Sangiovese shows off cherry aromatics and flavors.



Impressive Miss Rheo!

I just copied and pasted from the winery site as I do in my day job. ha.

#19 Rheo

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 06:47 PM

We had a lovely Dalle Valle 2000 Cab tonight with the filet Mignon that clearvision made to perfection along with baked potato and corn on the cob baked in the husk. mmmmmm.

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Beautiful nose with hints of lavender, blueberry pie, buttermilk and floral notes. In the mouth nice citrus quality, Feminine, sophisticated, classy wine with great balance. Elegant. Soft, harmonious. Excellent tannin structure.

Needed to decant and once it opened it was really good!

edited to add: remind you of anyone? ha

#20 righteousmomma

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:07 AM

Beautiful nose with hints of lavender, blueberry pie, buttermilk and floral notes. In the mouth nice citrus quality, Feminine, sophisticated, classy wine with great balance. Elegant. Soft, harmonious. Excellent tannin structure.


In all my vast wine imbibing experience that is the most oxymoronic metaphorically challenged analogy I have ever encountered as to the bouquet and character of a wine. :rolleyes: . :P

Rady Lheo should write more descriptions after working so hard. :lmfao:

(Loved every word)





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