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post #15961 of 17899
Peyros is cheap here. I had an inexpensive and "ok" Tannat from Argentina recently that I posted not too long ago. Slightly jammy for my tastes, but worth looking into.
post #15962 of 17899
Hmm. I'm just trying to find an ideal "earthy" wine for around $20 CAN that I can make my go-to. I love older Bordeaux but my wallet doesn't.
post #15963 of 17899
Hmm. I'm just trying to find an ideal "earthy" wine for around $20 CAN that I can make my go-to. I love older Bordeaux but my wallet doesn't.
post #15964 of 17899
Kermit Lynch has some great southern and northern rhone wines that would fit your tastes and budget.
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Originally Posted by CBrown85 View Post

Hmm. I'm just trying to find an ideal "earthy" wine for around $20 CAN that I can make my go-to. I love older Bordeaux but my wallet doesn't.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Kermit Lynch has some great southern and northern rhone wines that would fit your tastes and budget.

Hmm ... $20 CAN is hard to do for something quality only because provincial markups can be over 100%. You're in BC right? These two are earthy and good:

2009 Cotes du Rhone cuvee Kermit Lynch is $22.97 when bought by the case - any store can bring it in for you... the SKU is 840967

Rooftop cellars has 1998 Ch. Vieux Cassan for $21.00 when bought by the case ... the SKU is 57638
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post #15967 of 17899
Copped this over the weekend. How long until I drink this sucker? It is a 2010.

post #15968 of 17899
I'd let it sit for a few years. In the meantime, try to find a 2004-2006, and enjoy that now.
post #15969 of 17899
Th Domaine De L'Ausseil was very interesting. Stinky, earthy, spicy, and... sweet. I thought this was going to be a dry wine with the 14.5% alcohol level, but there was a lot of sweetness to it. Very tannic. Very great wine, but nothing I would drink daily. Probably would be fantastic in another 5 years.
post #15970 of 17899
Looking forward to starting a small collection of wine when i move into my nyc apt tomorrow. Where would you guys recommend shopping (only good spot i know is warehouse wines & liquor)? Apt is in morningside heights but am in midtown daily for work. I will also have a car when i do the move so can access stores across the city.

Thanks in advance.
C
post #15971 of 17899
Crush, Sherry-Lehman, and Vintry for the higher end. Chambers Street wines for the middle and the unique. Trader Joe's for the dirt cheap.

With a car, one can get to different places such as Wine Library or Zachy's.
post #15972 of 17899
I tend to figure out what I want first and then use wine searcher to troll for good prices.

But stores with interesting things include Crush and Chambers (in manhattan) and for Burg, NY Wine Warehouse in LIC. Sherry Lehman, despite its carriage trade atmosphere, actually is quite reasonably priced on a lot of things.
post #15973 of 17899
Crush and Chambers St are the two big ones for me. I've started going to Chambers St more and more recently, and have started mainly using Crush for German wines. Chambers seems to have more interesting wines at a more mid-range price point, whereas Crush is the spot for big-name, big-ticket wines, of which I do not drink a ton--and German wines, of which they have possibly the best selection in the country.
post #15974 of 17899
Thanks all. I will target Chambers and Trader Joe's to get a 10-15 bottles to kick things off, and peruse the others for wines of interest that I find in this thread!
post #15975 of 17899
Here's a great run down for NYC and boroughs. Besides what has already been mentioned check out Astor. CSW gets the lion share of my wine budget, followed by Crush. Both do a great job of tastings and dinners and both have great staff.

http://www.drvino.com/newyorkwineshops.php
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