Delicious Wines

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  1. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    1) Mollydooker 'The Violinist' Verdehlo. Awesome white. Makes me smile. 2) B&G Vouvray - food friendly and not deadly dry 3) Fetzer Gewurtztraminer. I swear. It was one of the first wines I ever bought. Love it with Asian, anything sausage-y and sweet. Thanksgiving, too. 4) Ch. Mont-Redon CdP. Love it so much.
    I don't think anyone has mentioned Gruner Veltliner yet. I've had several very tasty examples of this in the last year. Also, Viognier, both New and Old , can be very delcious and easy to drink.
    The "Friendly" Gruner makes me happy, always, too. ~ H
     
  2. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    every Gruner I've ever had from Prager has been [​IMG]

    same for their rieslings. Great producer.
     
  3. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    So far, lots of lighter body varieties...

    For something heavier, I like Nero d'Avola from Sicily. It is syrah grape, but also goes well with casual food that might overpower all the lighter types. In EU they are only about 5~20 euros, but the quality of the wines are sometimes 10 times the price. I am sure they would cost more in the U.S., but still I bet they are extremely good value.



    My local shop was carrying a Nd'A for a while for around $5 and they were big fans. I bought a few bottles and agree that it was a good value but I also found it to be kinda rough around the edges.
     
  4. Ricardo Malocchio

    Ricardo Malocchio Senior member

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    Going to have to jump on the bandwagon for Cru Bojo as well. I think with the '09s alone, I have probably had around 20 this year. Most of the repeats in the lineup include names like Burgaud, Lapierre, Bouland, JP Brun, and Foillard. Favorite right now is the JP Brun Morgon with the Lapierre as a close second. Both will be interesting in a few years to see how they develop. I have half a case of the Burgaud Cote du Py waiting for me to pick up this weekend especially since buying it at 12 bucks each. Still trying to track down Thevenet though and some more examples of Fleurie.
    You and I must be getting our Burgaud allocations from the same wonderful place! Shame about the Regnie not making it in, but I'm looking forward to the Cote du Py in particular.

    Let me give you a heads up on the 2009 Thevenet Morgon VV: Dan Hirschkop told me that this would be their last big allocation from 2009, arrival "soon". I'm expecting the price to be closer to the Foillard than the Burgaud, but you know they'll likely have the best deal in these wine-purchase-restricted parts!

    I had a bottle of the 2009 Clos de la Roilette Fleurie last night - in a word, delicious. [​IMG]
     
  5. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My local shop was carrying a Nd'A for a while for around $5 and they were big fans. I bought a few bottles and agree that it was a good value but I also found it to be kinda rough around the edges.

    I'm not so fond of NdA. Maybe I haven't had the good stuff, but it usually tastes kinda chalky to me.

    +1 for viognier. I've had some really 'simply delicious' ones. Can't remember any names. Pine Ridge makes a chenin blanc-viognier blend that's a nice hot weather quaffer.
     
  6. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Senior member

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    Thea Dry Creek Valley sauvignon blanc. One of the wines we served at my wedding so it always brings back fond memories. Great wine for warmer months and fantastic with lighter fare.
     
  7. mordecai

    mordecai Immoderator

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    Had a 2008 Corte Dei Papi Cesanese with dinner last night. It was very nice.
     
  8. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Michael Teschke Spätburgunder QbA trocken. Very light, fruity German Pinot. I can drink a litre bottle by myself quite easily. In fact, I did yesterday [​IMG]
     
  9. gomestar

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    the continued Beaujolais wine talk had me pick one up over the weekend. It was indeed delicious, though I still prefer a solid Barbera [​IMG] [​IMG] or, I prefer this. A wine store next to me got some '07 and '09. I quite like the '09, great stuff for $15: [​IMG] (disclosure: I visited the estate in 2008 and loved it. I am fully biased based on my experience)
     
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    the recent release of the thomas and fils sancerre was quite good. if you can get it sub 25 it's a definite buy

    also pierre moncuit's blanc de blanc was really delicious
     
  11. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    It was indeed delicious, though I still prefer a solid Barbera [​IMG]

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    or, I prefer this. A wine store next to me got some '07 and '09. I quite like the '09, great stuff for $15:
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    (disclosure: I visited the estate in 2008 and loved it. I am fully biased based on my experience)


    Thank God there is room in the world for both. Thivin is a very good maker, and we drink a lot of that wine in spring and summer. I'll have to look out for the one in your other pic.
     
  12. gomestar

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    Thank God there is room in the world for both. Thivin is a very good maker, and we drink a lot of that wine in spring and summer. I'll have to look out for the one in your other pic.
    Amen to room for both. The wine was excellent, especially for the price. It had very strong acid acid, which I like, yet still good balance. The fact that I prefer the other is entirely tied to my personal preferences and nothing more. Would recommend to others without hesitation. The Gode is made by Poggio Amorelli and we bought a few bottles of his Chianti Classico Riserva (IMO the best wine I tasted at the time) and his Gode (best value for the money) while in Italy. Marco, the winemaker/owner, left a great impression on us so buying in was easy. I did a handful of wine-searcher searches for his wines, but nothing particularly useful ever came up. Disappointing. Wouldn't you now I wandered into the "discount" wine place two blocks away from our place (I don't mean truly discounted wines, rather wines that are always sub-$20), and they're stocking his IGT from both 2007 and 2009. Awesome. Happy gomestar.
     
  13. Johnny_5

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    2007 Catena Malbec. Stumbled across a new restaurant last night and their entire wine list was <$60 and ordered this on a whim. Absolutely delicious and drank better than many expensive wines I've tasted recently.
     
  14. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    2007 Catena Malbec. Stumbled across a new restaurant last night and their entire wine list was <$60 and ordered this on a whim. Absolutely delicious and drank better than many expensive wines I've tasted recently.

    Yep, Catena is great. They have two higher lines, Catena Alta and Catena Zapata Alta, which are just mind-blowingly great. The Zapata retails just about $50, and is the best Malbec I've ever had.
     
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    I am going to seek their higher end stuff out as well. The funny thing is every malbec I've ever had sucked and I just thought it wasnt my wine. Then last night I gave this one a whirl and was in love at first taste, not to mention it was only $36 on the restaurants wine list.
     

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