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#95397 - 05/22/05 03:45 PM Re: OT - What's your favorite Reds? *****
BigWill Offline

Registered: 05/01/03
Posts: 1951
Loc: Corona, Calif. USA!!!
Oh yeah, there was really cool column in the Wine Spectator from March where the columnist was invited to a blind tasting dinner where everyone brought a bottle. The guy who brought the wine judged to be worst in blind tasting had to pay for dinner (apparently a hefty sum). Anyways, a $1,300 bottle of Petrus was judged 9th out of 10 wines and some Hungarian red came out on top.
Reminded me of the audio industry and its afficionados.

#95398 - 05/22/05 10:32 PM Re: OT - What's your favorite Reds?
Seabear Offline

Registered: 01/03/05
Posts: 365
Loc: Charlottesville, Virginia
"Anything in particular from Spain that I should look for?"

If you like Syrah then the stuff from Jumilla will most likely suit you. Big, fat, spicy. Most are made from Monastrell (mourvedre if it were from France, and one of the main grapes in the Rhone Valley) but there are also lots of syrah's coming from Jumilla.
Also look around for Garnache (Grenache) from Navarra and Campo de Borja. Two huge faves are Tres Picos from Borsao and El Chapparel from Vega Sindoa.
If you want to spend some big bucks you can look around for something from Priorat. Great wine, but very hot right now, and many have gotten expensive, unlike most of what is coming from Spain.

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#95399 - 05/23/05 02:30 AM Re: OT - What's your favorite Reds?
spiffnme Offline

Registered: 04/01/03
Posts: 5222
Loc: Los Angeles

Here are a few favs

Cardinal Zin A great deep, dark Zinfandel.

Luna Pinot Grigio Nice fruity Pinot Grigio. A bit sweet, but not heavy.

BV Rutherford Cab Nice yummy cab that's not too terribly pricey.

Lancaster Estate 2001 Red Very smooth, with a sweetness similar to a port. Very pricy though. I only had a glass because I'm friends with a guy who works at a high-end restraunt, and I paid for the $10 glass and he gave me this, the $22 glass. (yeah, $22 for a GLASS)

Quady Electra Orange Muscat A fine desert wine. Lushishly sweet. I dare you not to like this. But remember it's a DESERT wine.

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#95400 - 05/23/05 10:49 AM Re: OT - What's your favorite Reds?
chesseroo Offline

Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 5117
Loc: western canada
This winery was at a local wine festival recently so i had the opportunity to try them.
The Quady Electra was excellent. The Quady Elysium not bad, but not as exciting as the orange muscat version.
Best dessert wine of the night, and by far in a long time, Pilliteri Estates sparkling vidal icewine ($70 for half bottle). Just stunning.
It was like eating those candy pop rocks but with the vidal icewine twist for flavours.
The Quail's Gate Optima Botrytis affected icewine gave it a run for its money.
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#95401 - 05/23/05 11:10 AM Re: OT - What's your favorite Reds?
bigwill2 Offline

Registered: 03/25/05
Posts: 586
"Lushishly sweet"

I don't know if "lushishly" is a word or not... but it ought to be.

#95402 - 05/23/05 11:22 AM Re: OT - What's your favorite Reds?
bugbitten Offline

Registered: 04/06/05
Posts: 2339
Loc: Madisonville, KY
Tried a "Jackson-Trigg - Vidal Icewine" last night ($25 for 1/8 bottle). Lushishly suits very well.

#95403 - 05/23/05 11:31 AM Re: OT - What's your favorite Reds?
WhatFurrer Offline

Registered: 12/02/03
Posts: 692
Loc: Round Rock, Texas
With all the talk of beer and wine, "lushishly" sounds like it describes you guys as well...j/k

Anyone other than Jack and Ray remember Foster Brooks?

"Meddle not in the affairs of Dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup..."

#95404 - 05/23/05 11:45 AM Re: OT - What's your favorite Reds?
bigwill2 Offline

Registered: 03/25/05
Posts: 586
Wasn't he on "MatchGame" often?

#95405 - 05/23/05 12:07 PM Re: OT - What's your favorite Reds?
bigjohn Offline

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 3016
Loc: San Angelo, TX
naw, that was nipsy russell!!


#95406 - 05/23/05 08:26 PM Re: OT - What's your favorite Reds?
chopa2less Offline

Registered: 12/29/03
Posts: 20
Loc: New Orleans, Louisiana
Recently, I tried a red wine from the Columbia Valley of Washington that I really enjoyed called House Wine. Cost me only about $11, a very pleasant surprise.

Also I really enjoy a couple of wines from the Languedoc region in France, Chateau Puech-Haut-Cuvée Prestige 2000 and Chateau de Flaugergues 2001.

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