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    Question Birthday Gift Help: Bottle of.............????

    My wife has a birthday coming up and as one of her gifts I want to give her a nice bottle of wine and/or champagne.

    What your top pick, bang for the buck?

    Criteria:

    - I would like to stay around $50-75 for this bottle

    - She likes rose champagnes and red wines, merlot's in particular

    The floor is yours!

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    Dude Sorry I didnt post earlier but you could get a great bottle of Wine for 20-25 bucks. If you really want to spend the bucks go for the Silver Oak...should be 60-70 bucks. Once again though you can get a great bottle of Merlot for 25-30 bucks and she or you probably wouldnt be able to tell the difference...not insulting you either but IMO Ive had bottles in that range that were fantastic. Not sure where you live but any local wine store not named BEVMO can point you in the right direction.

    Some pics....

    2007 Mt Veeder Cab $25
    2006 Coho Michael Black Merlot $45
    2007 Conn Valley Meritage $60
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    veuve clicquot rosé is a good champagne in your price range and for what you listed that she likes.

    I got that as a bday gift from a male friend and helloooooooo!

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    $72.99 - Camille Saves N.V. Champagne Brut Rosé Grand Cru

    Personal Note - The above was The Wine Country's 2010 Wine of the Year, as voted on by the owner and staff.


    $49.99 - Agrapart N.V. Champagne Brut Rosé Demoiselle



    edit - they make great christmas gifts, too.
    Last edited by No One; December 8th, 2010 at 02:41 PM.

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    For a rose champagne, my hands down FAVORITE is Egly-Ouriet. It is divine.
    it is a 60/40 Pinot Noir - Chardonnay blend. I actually love everything from this domaine.

    Wally's has the Egly Ouriet Grand Cru Tradition for $74.99 -
    http://www.wallywine.com/p-17642-egl...iliateid=10098

    Wine.com has the E-O Rose, but it is above your price range @ $109.00 :(
    http://www.wine.com/V6/Egly-Ouriet-G...63/detail.aspx

    If you want to chose a red wine - Bordeaux comes to mind since you say your wife favor Merlot. Now, IMO, Chateau Pavie-Macquin provides great bang for your buck. The wine is traditional and smooth. ETA: It is primarly a Merlot/Cab Franc blend FYI.

    Here it is for $39.99 at K&L in Hollywood.
    http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sk...ebase#moreinfo

    $39.99!!! Do you know where I'm headed now??? That is a GREAT deal.


    ha! I sound like a salesperson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Annapurna View Post
    For a rose champagne, my hands down FAVORITE is Egly-Ouriet. It is divine.
    it is a 60/40 Pinot Noir - Chardonnay blend. I actually love everything from this domaine.

    Wally's has the Egly Ouriet Grand Cru Tradition for $74.99 -
    http://www.wallywine.com/p-17642-egl...iliateid=10098

    Wine.com has the E-O Rose, but it is above your price range @ $109.00 :(
    http://www.wine.com/V6/Egly-Ouriet-G...63/detail.aspx

    If you want to chose a red wine - Bordeaux comes to mind since you say your wife favor Merlot. Now, IMO, Chateau Pavie-Macquin provides great bang for your buck. The wine is traditional and smooth. ETA: It is primarly a Merlot/Cab Franc blend FYI.

    Here it is for $39.99 at K&L in Hollywood.
    http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sk...ebase#moreinfo

    $39.99!!! Do you know where I'm headed now??? That is a GREAT deal.


    ha! I sound like a salesperson.

    Saint-Émilion, FTW!


    ... and as for a rose, i've also enjoyed the Piper Heidsieck Rose Sauvage, which isn't too expensive... around $40 bucks or so.
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    Go with No One's suggestion - believe me, he knows what he's talking about.

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