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All Wine Connoisseur-What's your favorite "RED" ranging b/w $20 to $30/bottle

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  1. Tomf-1

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    Getting prepared for an "all red theme" wine tasting party this weekend.
    For all you wine-connoisseur with exquisite taste, I'd like to solicit your preference.....
     
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    Wild Horse puts out some good wine. What type of 'red'? Cab? Merlot? Pinot noir???
     
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    All Reds / All Appellations / Both New & Old World.....
    Menu: Beef Tenderloin En Croute and Grilled Tenderloin with Cognac


    BTW, Wild Horse's Pinot...is one of my favorite too. Love its eucalyptus aroma, fruity and yet suprisingly full bodied.
     
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    In that price range, pick up a Provenance Cab. The 99 is the best, but the 00 is pretty good.
     
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    Pinot Noir, followed by Merlot.

     
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    2002 D'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz / Viognier
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    McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia
    Proprietary Blend (a dry red table wine)



    Review by Robert Parker
    Rating: 93 points
    Drink 2003-2015
    Estimated Cost: $35.00 (Usually available under $30)


    The 2002 The Laughing Magpie Shiraz/Viognier (93% of the former and 7% of the latter) is the La Mouline of McLaren Vale. An exotic, heady, flamboyantly-styled red, it boasts an inky/purple color as well as a gorgeous nose of lychee nuts, acacia flowers, blackberries, and creme de cassis. Supple-textured and opulent, with pepper, licorice, and blackberry liqueur-like flavors, this beautiful wine is made in a modern, progressive style with terrific fruit intensity along with notions of sweet French oak in the background. It should drink well for 10-12 years.

    Chester Osborn, the remarkable person behind this enormous array of both impeccably high quality and value-priced wines, deserves considerable accolades for what he is able to achieve at all price ranges. If you love Australian wines, d’Arenberg is a winery to seek out as these offerings all possess abundant soul as well as character. In short, the accolades that proprietor/winemaker Chester Osborn receives not only from The Wine Advocate, but virtually everybody in the wine world, are all well deserved.

    Importer: Rob McDonald, Old Bridge Cellars, Napa, CA; tel. (707) 258-9552
     
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    For about $7-$10 you'll discover great value and quality from Santa Ema's (Chilean) varietals. Specifically, try their Merlot, which is well balanced and offers plenty of berry aromas. You can find it in mass quantities at Costco. If you can, go with a '98 or '99 vintage, but beware that they may be harder to find. The newer vintages aren't bad, but I prefer the those two vintages. Cheers!
     
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    Costco has some good wine in that range......

    DL
     
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    99 or 00 Antinori Santa Christina
    90% sangiovese/10% Merlot
     
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    Andrew and DL--- It looks like the Mrs. will make a trip to Costco to check out their wine selection....(I didn't know they even sell wines). Thank ya'll
     
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    You're welcome, anytime. Also, check out Costco's selection of Chianti as well. Enjoy!
     
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    1996 Wolf Blass Grenache
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    Good bang for the buck here! Highly recommended!!

    like $20-25 bucks a bottle on www.wine.com

    i ordered a case for myself this year
     
  17. Artherd

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    Well, you basically can only get it directly from the winery, but my pick is easy.

    Rafanelli Zin. All years are great, but I think the '99 is a tad above the rest. This stuff is legendary, for good reason. (a nice thing, I live less than 5 miles from this winery :)

    Easially the best Zin I have ever had. Possibly the best *wine* I have ever had, though this is a difficult decision.


    If you want something with a much more traditional 'classic good wine' flavor, go with Seghesio's OLD VINE Zin of 2000. Make sure it has a red top, as Seghesio makes 4 different Zins. The first (and only) Zin to make Wine Spectator's top 100 wines.

    Both these wines will stand up well to beef, with the Rafanelli being the fruity wine of the bunch.
     
  18. Tomf-1

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    Thanks, Ben
    I love red zin. Do you suppose they ship? Obviously it won't make it to our party in time but I'd love to try some. I wil check w/ the winery today or Monday. Thanks again.
     
  19. Artherd

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    Hi Tom, they generally limit you to 2 bottles/visit.

    If they won't ship, then I'll get a bottle for you and ship it myself. Give them a call:

    A. Rafanelli Winery

    4685 W. Dry Creek Road
    Healdsburg, ,*CA *95448
    (707)433-1385**

    The Rafanelli family has made wine in the Dry Creek Valley for three generations, producing 10,000 cases and specializing in estate bottled Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. Open from 10-4

    Wine Type:
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel
    Facilities:
    Group Tours by Appointment, Wine Tasting by Appointment
    Visit the website at:http://arafanelliwinery.com
     
  20. Tomf-1

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    Ben--- You are so kind. Thank you for such generous offering. I will call them Monday. BTW, I am envious of your proximity.... Man, I love wine country....
     

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