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  posted on 12/18/2007 at 11:08 PM
I need to get someone a nice red for xmas. I was looking to spend between $80 and $100. Could someone who is really into wine offer a suggestion?

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  posted on 12/18/2007 at 11:10 PM
I want someone to spend $80 to $100 on meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...............how is THAT for a whine?

 

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  posted on 12/18/2007 at 11:14 PM
Wouldn't go so far to recommend a brand, but you can't go wrong with a nice Amarone or Barolo. Your local liquor store (or I will highly recommend pjwine.com) should be able to help you.

 

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  posted on 12/18/2007 at 11:44 PM
Brunello Di Montalcino- Italian, dry, red, delicious...too expensive for my budget
 

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  posted on 12/18/2007 at 11:47 PM
I've been into these great Portugese wines, particularly an Alentejo or Douro. For that money, try one before you go to be sure you dig it, you dig?

Another nice idea for anyone who is sensitive to Sulfites is to get an organic wine from OR or WA, and there are some reserve ones that are more costly than the normal $15 variety.

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  posted on 12/19/2007 at 01:51 AM
Stag's Leap, Silver Oak, Niebaum-Coppola Rubicon, Justin Isosceles, Opus One, Pine Ridge...

 

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  posted on 12/19/2007 at 07:21 AM
I love Chianti!

http://wine.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Chianti_Wines

 

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  posted on 12/19/2007 at 07:37 AM
Gallo is always good - a big ol gallon....don't have to worry about a dang corkscrew, it's a fine wine aged on the truck on the way to the liquor store - and you can smell the bouquet in the cap!

 

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  posted on 12/19/2007 at 07:41 AM

 

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  posted on 12/19/2007 at 09:23 AM
if y Cour pairing it with food , more particular,, if as a gift . ill give you my address, if its for x mas partying look to find a few bottles and start pounding...there are some delicious california cabs to be had, a nice chianti.. a brunello..a nice Zin or Pinot... If your serious about your selection pm me i am a wine afficiato cant spelll! hA! Enjoy the fermented grapes!!!!!!!

 

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  posted on 12/19/2007 at 09:23 AM
if y Cour pairing it with food , more particular,, if as a gift . ill give you my address, if its for x mas partying look to find a few bottles and start pounding...there are some delicious california cabs to be had, a nice chianti.. a brunello..a nice Zin or Pinot... If your serious about your selection pm me i am a wine afficiato cant spelll! hA! Enjoy the fermented grapes!!!!!!!

 

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  posted on 12/19/2007 at 09:54 AM
I dont drink wine much, but I bought my girlfriend some Toasted Head a merlot, she loved it.

 

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  posted on 12/19/2007 at 09:59 AM
PS...............there are a hell of a lot of great wines out there under 10 bucks. I have a lot of friends that sell wine for distributors and they tell me to save your money, most of the great stuff is really inexpensive these days.

 

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  posted on 12/19/2007 at 10:34 AM
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PS...............there are a hell of a lot of great wines out there under 10 bucks. I have a lot of friends that sell wine for distributors and they tell me to save your money, most of the great stuff is really inexpensive these days.


i agree, why not buy 10 - 15 bottles all under $10. it would be a lot more fun. 2 buck chuck wins awards in california all the time.

 

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  posted on 12/19/2007 at 02:32 PM
2003 Joseph Phelps Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
2003 Jean Luc et Jean Paul Jamet Cote Rotie
2004 Dominus Estate Red Wine Napa Valley

Here's a couple that have gotten very high ratings - and are on the lower end of your budget. I also know that some of the reserve Coppola's are very good, too. Good luck.

 

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  posted on 12/19/2007 at 02:38 PM
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2 buck chuck wins awards in california all the time.


love me some 2 buck chuck!!!! Although, I have had a bottle or two that weren't as good as the rest of the case.....but for $2.99, whadya expect!

 

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  posted on 12/19/2007 at 03:30 PM
Opus One if you can get a bottle for that price. Joseph Phelps makes a very good Cab. But on the lower end McWilliams Shiraz is GREAT for the money as is Columbia Crest Shiraz. Woop Woop Cab in another good inexpensive one. Domaine Serene Pinot Noir is supposed to be killer. Also read Wine Spectator's top 100 for the year. That'd be a very good source.

 

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  posted on 12/19/2007 at 03:55 PM
You can get Chateaux Gloria - a Saint Emilion for the mid-$30's a bottle -- Get 2 or 3 and you'll be very glad you did.

 

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  posted on 12/19/2007 at 04:13 PM
All my friends say I should try the Fat Bastard wines. I wonder what they're implicating.



[Edited on 12/19/2007 by DanB]

 

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  posted on 12/19/2007 at 04:24 PM
$80-100 a Bottle?..Why spend that much? Here's a pertinent question as it deals with wine. Is the wine to be enjoyed with a full meal?... or to be consumed just sittin' around?

It makes a difference. Really.

One of two "Hot" red varietals right now are Malbec from the Mendoza region of Argentina. A "Fruit Bomb" that is 100% Malbec will run you in between $25-60. Black berry and ripe plum. Great with Red meat or just sittin' around.

And, Tempranillo the national grape of Spain is a great bargain. Tempranillo is a spicier red and complments almost anything hearty you can eat. $10 - 50

Here's another general rule of thumb...Try to stay away from Napa, Sonoma, Russian River, Chalk Hill, Dry Creek...etc. WAAAAAAAAY to expensive.

Try new things and don't worry about what others like... it's your palate and your wallet.

 

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  posted on 12/19/2007 at 06:04 PM
yellow tail, very good red and not $$$$
 

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  posted on 12/19/2007 at 07:05 PM
I would find an older Barolo (Italian Red, very powerful). Also, a Pinot Nior from Oregon is usually very nice. I have pd as much as 190 for a Barolo in a restaurant but it was very old and the best. In a store I can find good one in the $50 range and I live in PA which is more expensive than alot of states
 

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  posted on 12/19/2007 at 10:06 PM
Blackstone Merlot for about 11 bucks a bottle is awesome, Louis Martini Cabernet for about the same amount, also great.
 

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  posted on 12/19/2007 at 11:29 PM
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  posted on 12/20/2007 at 08:49 AM
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All my friends say I should try the Fat Bastard wines. I wonder what they're implicating.






Great wine!

My friend got me a bottle of this for my birthday.


 
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