TSG Wine List

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Let's keep this ongoing for wine recommendations. List your favorite wines that you really like in different price ranges. If you try a new one, update the list.

My favorite in the moderate price range is Francis Coppola's "Rosso", which is described as a table wine and is a blend of Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah & Sangiovese. This is a nice red wine that goes with just about any type of food. Its about $10.00 retail, but you can find it for less on sale at supermarkets (here in California--I know some states you have to buy them at state liquor stores) and on the Internet.

Another one I like is Clos Du Bois, Merlot. Its about $16.00 retail, but I often find it for $12.00 at supermarkets on sale. Its fairly popular.

Both are California wines (northern). Rosso is from Oakville (Napa Valley) and Clos Du Bois is from Geyserville (Sonoma).

I don't know enough about wines to describe why I like it, I just know by the taste, but the web sites will tell you connoisuers the details.
 

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I'm not a drinker...but in my youth I liked a nice '76 Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill. :) Sorry I can't contribute more Mulder! Take care. angel :)
 
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Woodbridge Cabernet Sauvignon by Robert Mondavi. By far one of the best wines I have ever tried in the lower price range. Under $10

About two years ago I went on the Nappa Valley Wine train where we killed several different types of wine. We were on the train for about three hours and tried a bunch of good ones but sadly I cant remember the names ;)


Woodbridge
 

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Unfortunately wine availability and varieties vary widely in different markets.

Luckily I am far enough west that there is a good supply of west coast wines here. As good, popular and available Californian wines are, I cannot profess to being a fan. I cut my teeth on French wines and are still my preferences: whites, reds and Champagnes.

The biggest, pleasantest surprise I recieved was a Washington state Pinot Noir. This is a most diffcult grape to grow, even in its native Champagne and Burgundy regions, never mind in foriegn soil. But I picked the Washington State Pinot over 5 other Burgundies in a blind tasting.

The most pleasant wine (and surprise) I had recently was at Christmas. It was a 1999 Suhindol Cabernet Sauvignon from...Bulgaria!

It had the clasic Cabernet cedar base, with soft fruit, pleasant bouquet and, being a minor wine of only 4 years, was already soft, almost silky. This would be nice with red meats (not game) and hard cheeses. (This was tried after the big meal of course, as Cabernet is completely wrong for a turkey dinner.) This modest but delightful lightweight is only $9 here so it would be a steal in the States, if it is available that is.
It is produced by Lovico (Suhindol is the region) and gains much from aging in American oak.
 

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And if Jim smoked he'd follow that delightful 1999 Suhindol Cabernet Sauvignon with a La Gloria Cubana cigar, attired in his finest smoking jacket, ala Hugh Hefner, with six or seven lovely, scantily clad TSG ladies at his feet, while Melissa sipped daintily on a Pinot Noir, enjoying its silky taste, languishing it on her palate, keeping one eye on Jim and the other on the TSG ladies. This is too funny! Take care. angel :)
 
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koonunga hill......semillon-chardonnay.......south .......australian.
about £6.00 :cool:
 
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I posted it in our Alcohol Survey last July, but it still holds true


Rosemount Estates (Australian) Shiraz-Cabernet for €11 is absolutely gorgeous for casual drinking, as well as accompanying meals.

I have just recently tried their Shiraz-Grenache, which I was shying away from because i normally dislike both of those grapes, and was pleasantly surprised at the delicacy of this Red. It comes in at closer to €9.

I have tried Rosemount's Cabernet and Shiraz (both going for €13) and have found neither nearly as good as the combo grape in the same bottle.


An absolutely brilliant Chilean wine would be Nimda Valley Cabernet €11.


I haven't had too many whites in the last few years, but remember my 4 years in the Mosel-Sarr-Ruwer region of Germany fondly, if hazily.

One thing I can say about Californian wines is Fetzer is usually very reliable, if more expensive than the ones I have mentioned above, as well as Beaulieu(SP?) Vinyards
 
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I have never had a palate for red wine, finding that it tastes like "vinegar", so why punish myself with drinking it. But at Christmas we drank a red wine brought over from France, a Sauvignon if I remember correctly. It was rich, "thick" (that's the only way I can describe it - perhaps full?) and delicious. But a sweet white wine is my tipple:)

Sorry if that makes you wine buffs fall over in disgust, but that's the way it goes, and as wine costs money I drink the sort I like, and only occasionally.

I liked your little picture, Angel, of Jim in his den supping his wine.:D

Bye,
Penny.
 
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I am very loyal to one particular wine. It is made right here in New York at Bully Hill vineyards. "Sweet Walter Red" is the kind I like. It is a sweet wine, heavy and rich. One glass is plenty. It has a delicious taste.

When you tour the vineyard, there is some folklore that is told about the labels that I thought was very cool. The story alone makes the tour fun.

Apparently at one time, the sole owner but fell into hardships and had to take on a partner. I guess the partner tried to take over completely and a legal war took place. The ongoing theme throughout the ordeal was when the man who was the owner began using the saying "Never let 'em get your goat" It kinda became a theme and once the man won the court battle, he began incorporating the theme into many of the labels that he designed. Most of the labels have a picture of a goat on them somewhere. One of the wines is actually called "Get Your Goat Red"


The second part of the story is what took place about 15 years ago, when the original owner got into an accident that left him a quadrapalegic. Did that stop him? Nope. He then started drawing the pictures for the labels with his teeth. My favorite wine has one of those labels. They also sell the labels separately and people collect them. Is the story true? I havent the foggiest but oh how it makes the tour exciting! Here is a pic of that label.

please overlook the word "sin" that is written on the bottle in the picture :eek:

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Sorry, I thought you said "WHINE" Mulder....:D
Wine is nasty...just the uppity yuppities that really have convinced themselves that it is guud. Hmmm....today I think I will drink a nice Merlot....I don't want to spend over $2 a bottle tho.

Maybe if I lived in CA I would drink wine, but Minnesotans only drink stuff like Boones Farm, Mogen David (my in-laws), and Thunderbird.

Valley, what's the story behind Claudia being nude....LOL Must be the wine!!
 

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Originally posted by Rockn:
Sorry, I thought you said "WHINE" Mulder....:D
Wine is nasty...just the uppity yuppities that really have convinced themselves that it is guud. Hmmm....today I think I will drink a nice Merlot....I don't want to spend over $2 a bottle tho.

Maybe if I lived in CA I would drink wine, but Minnesotans only drink stuff like Boones Farm, Mogen David (my in-laws), and Thunderbird.

Valley, what's the story behind Claudia being nude....LOL Must be the wine!!
You uncouth heathen, Rock'n! ;)

Hey, I've already said I'm no expert. I just know what I like. I typically drink wine only with a meal and it really goes perfect that way. Beer if good only with pizza!!! ;)
 

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I'm surprised we haven't seen Aca with a recommendation of about 100 or so vintates!!! ;)
 
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Originally posted by Rockn:

Valley, what's the story behind Claudia being nude....LOL Must be the wine!!
well stop drinking it then so you can see straight!! :p

she's not nude......you can plainly see that she's got shirt sleeves that come down and end at her wrist!
 
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Château St. Michelle pinot gris, about $13, try it PC if you liked the noir, you like this. this is for drinking, plus since it's local i can it fresh:rolleyes:

if you haven't tried this winery give them a shot, very reasonably price and they turn out a great product; even have 2 wineries - 1 dedicated to whites, 1 reds

since no one has mentioned it i like columbia crest chardonnay, $10, for cooking, i you can't drink it, don't cook with it, plus a few chugs from the bottle always seems to make everything taste better, go figure:eek: :D
 

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