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I'll have to defer to the experts on the thread.  Use Wine Searcher to check pricing.

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Went to a Riesling tasting dinner tonight. Focused exclusively on German. I probably can't do justice describing any of these.

Hans Wirsching Iphofer "Julius-Echter-Berg" Kabinett Trocken, Franken 2009
Egon Müller "Scharzhofberger" Kabinett, Saar 2009


These two were paired with a trio of acrtic char (confit, smoked and tartare). The Wirsching went really well with this. Dry, but still quite rich, whereas the Müller was much sweeter, and sort of clashed with the fish.

Bürklin-Wolf "Rebhachel" Grosses Gewächs, Pfalz 1998
Keller "Abst Erde" Grosses Gewächs, Rheinhessen 2010


These were paired with zaatar rice flake crusted scallops, fennel and saffron-tomato relish. The Bürklin-Wolf worked really well with the brininess of the scallop. The Keller was clean and pure; one of my favorite dry Rieslings.

Karthäuserhof "Eitelsbacher" Spätlese, Ruwer 2002
Robert Weil "Kiedricher Gräfenberg" Spätlese, Rheingau 2008


Some sweeter ones here to pair with whole roasted foie gras, poached peaches, green almonds and purslane. Both were good, the Weil standing out. I actually though the Müller from the first pairing worked best with this dish.

J.J Prüm "Wehlener Sonnenuhr" Auslese, Mosel 2009
Donnhof "Oberhauser Brücke Auslese Gold Kapsule, Nahe 2009


Dessert was poached rhubarb, vanilla crémeux, sablé Breton, rhubarb-sauternes ice cream. The Prum was amazing, as I knew it would be. Floral and fresh, with intense clarity; against the acidity of the rhubarb, a really nice match.
Edited by mgm9128 - 7/31/12 at 9:34pm
post #13548 of 17672
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Did anybody catch the section in the Times last wednesday about the best $20 bottles? I heard there was some good stuff on there, didn't catch it myself.
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I'll have to defer to the experts on the thread.  Use Wine Searcher to check pricing.

Average price on WS Pro is $108.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Did anybody catch the section in the Times last wednesday about the best $20 bottles? I heard there was some good stuff on there, didn't catch it myself.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/25/dining/reviews/wines-sweet-spot-is-a-20-bill-the-pour.html?pagewanted=all
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Great, thanks!
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Great, thanks!

I have been buying a lot of the Brun Cote de Brouilly this year and the Donnhoff estate reisling. Actually on the Donnhoff been drinking the 2010 and recently the 2011. Both are great in different ways as 2010 was hugely acidic. The 2010 is more in line with normal vintages. I have also had the Edmunds St John gamay which I didn't like. To continue on the $20 threshold and under I would recommend any of Pepiere's muscadets. The briords can be found anywhere from 15 to 18 and the Sur Lie as little as 12. Vouvray from the Loire can be a good value as well. Check out Chidaine Les Argiles. Overall his list was really good.
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2009 Domaine André Brunel Grenache Vin de Pays de Vaucluse last night. I hope it was a bad bottle otherwise this wine is shyte.
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$20 is a nice sweet spot, lots of really solid wines in that price category.


Oliver Leflaive AOC Bourgogne blanc for $19 (or $14 in Manton-ville) has my full seal of approval.
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Originally Posted by pscolari View Post

I have been buying a lot of the Brun Cote de Brouilly this year and the Donnhoff estate reisling. Actually on the Donnhoff been drinking the 2010 and recently the 2011. Both are great in different ways as 2010 was hugely acidic. The 2010 is more in line with normal vintages. I have also had the Edmunds St John gamay which I didn't like. To continue on the $20 threshold and under I would recommend any of Pepiere's muscadets. The briords can be found anywhere from 15 to 18 and the Sur Lie as little as 12. Vouvray from the Loire can be a good value as well. Check out Chidaine Les Argiles. Overall his list was really good.

I have had a few of the Brun Cote de Brouilly's this summer. Great summer red, imo.
post #13557 of 17672

I like this Spanish pick: Viña Alberdi Selección Especial 2005. Have experienced some bottle variation, but overall I've really enjoyed this wine.
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2009 Domaine André Brunel Grenache Vin de Pays de Vaucluse last night. I hope it was a bad bottle otherwise this wine is shyte.

I find that I find a lot of duds with "vin de pays".
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i haven't had any bad "vin de pays", simply uninteresting.

IMO, uninteresting > bad.
post #13560 of 17672
Well, it is I think the first level over table wine but I've had some high QPR ones this year. But agree it can get dodgy.
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