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Old 10-13-2011, 04:41 PM
Status: "Grains....Grains" (set 5 days ago)
 
Location: Conejo Valley, CA
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Smith and Madrone Riesling is to die for .. I buy it by the case ...
Riesling? That isn't wine....that's sugar water.

Regardless, I don't drink any particular brand of wine. Beyond the basic types I haven't noticed a big difference between the brands (and the prices). Everything equal, I will pick the California wine though...
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:20 PM
 
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Riesling? That isn't wine....that's sugar water.

Regardless, I don't drink any particular brand of wine. Beyond the basic types I haven't noticed a big difference between the brands (and the prices). Everything equal, I will pick the California wine though...
My stalker has found me in yet another thread...
Bad Riesling is sugar water. Beyond the basic ones, are the quality wines that allow you to appreciate the difference.

Also, I find Domaine Carneros' Pinot Noir to die for :

Perfect balance .. Visiting friends always tend to concur.
I prefer the : Avant-Garde over the Estate for more relaxed drinking .. The estate can be a bit complex and less enjoyable for some occasions. For small volume consumption though, the estate can be a real treat
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Central Bay Area, CA as of Jan 2010...but still a proud Texan from Houston!
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My stalker has found me in yet another thread...
Bad Riesling is sugar water. Beyond the basic ones, are the quality wines that allow you to appreciate the difference.

Also, I find Domaine Carneros' Pinot Noir to die for :

Perfect balance .. Visiting friends always tend to concur.
I prefer the : Avant-Garde over the Estate for more relaxed drinking .. The estate can be a bit complex and less enjoyable for some occasions. For small volume consumption though, the estate can be a real treat
I can relate as I have recently picked up a stalker as well

I love Malbec wines and some really tasty full bodied CA blends.

The Prisoner is a yummy wine http://www.orinswift.com/wines/abstract.php (broken link)

Three Valleys is also yummy http://www.ridgewine.com/wines/Three_Valleys_Wine.tml
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:34 PM
Status: "Grains....Grains" (set 5 days ago)
 
Location: Conejo Valley, CA
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Bad Riesling is sugar water. Beyond the basic ones, are the quality wines that allow you to appreciate the difference.
People, even experts, have no real notion of "quality" in wines. Of course that doesn't stop the snobbery...

In blind taste tests people correctly pick the supposedly "quality" and hence more expensive wine roughly......50% of the time. Experts don't do much better. Frederic Brochet gave wine experts two cups of wine, one white and red except that the red was really just white with red dye....the experts weren't even able to tell that they were the same wine and described than rather differently...you know with all the typical snob stuff. He also gave them the same wine in different bottles, the experts ranked the one in the superior bottle much better.

The label on the bottle has a greater effect on wine judgement than the actual wine.....

Cheers to two-buck shaw.

And yes, everyone is staking you. You're just so important.
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:41 PM
 
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People, even experts, have no real notion of "quality" in wines. Of course that doesn't stop the snobbery...

In blind taste tests people correctly pick the supposedly "quality" and hence more expensive wine roughly......50% of the time. Experts don't do much better. Frederic Brochet gave wine experts two cups of wine, one white and red except that the red was really just white with red dye....the experts weren't even able to tell that they were the same wine and described than rather differently...you know with all the typical snob stuff. He also gave them the same wine in different bottles, the experts ranked the one in the superior bottle much better.

The label on the bottle has a greater effect on wine judgement than the actual wine.....

Cheers to two-buck shaw.

And yes, everyone is staking you. You're just so important.
And back to suggestions of wines that people enjoy ...
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:42 PM
 
Location: The Valley
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Did any of you here about the cult cab Screaming Eagle (2007) that somehow found its way onto the floor of Costco in Redwood City? It's supposed to be highly allocated with a wait list. I LOL'd so hard. Image - TinyPic - Free Image Hosting, Photo Sharing & Video Hosting

LOL is that for reals!? Man, the economy must really be in bad shape if nobody is buying $1,500 wine x.x

*Heads to trader joes*
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:42 PM
 
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I can relate as I have recently picked up a stalker as well

I love Malbec wines and some really tasty full bodied CA blends.

The Prisoner is a yummy wine Orin Swift Cellars :: Wines :: Abstract (http://www.orinswift.com/wines/abstract.php - broken link)

Three Valleys is also yummy Ridge Vineyards Three Valleys Wine
I recently began drinking some suggested Malbecs myself.. it definitely put a on my face.. Very interesting and different taste.

Thanks for the suggestions TVC15
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:44 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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I love a nice, spicy bottle of J'berg Reisling sugar water.
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:44 PM
 
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I did a wine tasting at : Jarvis Wines some time back .. and I found all of their wines to be absolutely wretched. Way to high in alcohol content and just generally >_<.

The only one I liked was the science experiment and that was made by a kid experimenting w/ blends.
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:51 PM
Status: "Grains....Grains" (set 5 days ago)
 
Location: Conejo Valley, CA
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The big question is where can you find vintage Charles Shaw....I hear the 1990 Shiraz is to die for....

Actually, the brand at Fresh and Easy is cheaper. Its $1.99 and if you buy 6 you get 10% off...$1.79 wine. Its Australian though.
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