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    The usual prices I've seen for this terrific Shiraz are in the mid-$20 range.

    Saw it at Sam's Club yesterday for $18.99...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonnyboy11 View Post
    I have been delving into NZ Suavignon Blancs of late. If anyone has some recommendations for that region/varietal let me hear em!
    The crisp, zesty citrus-kiwi rush of the Culley 2006 Sauvignon Blanc, fresh from New Zealand, is a winner. We have it for $10.99 at Vin de Pays/Yorba Linda (PM me regarding the store's re-opening if you wish). Two other whites bursting with more of those lovely, clean citrus-kiwi flavors and a tempting streak of acidity are Culley 2007 Riesling, another quaff from the Kiwi Nation for $10.99, and Oxford Landing 2006 Chardonnay, an unoaked Aussie delight for $7.99.

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    I've tried a few Chilean ones and like them as well.
    We're loving Chile for their fruit-forward reds, especially the elegant and plush Carmeneres. Check back with me, and I'll fill you in on what we have in stock.

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    Gravity Hills 05' syrah at TJ's right now down to $3 a bottle from its initial offering at $7. Great everyday drinker.

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    Anyone have any thoughts on wines for Thanksgiving? I am looking for one red and one white for dinner time...I was thinking of going with a Pinot and a...well I don't know. Thanks in advance!

    Guess I should say I am doing for dinner: a turkey, stuffin', yams, mashers, green beans, cranberry, and gravey!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ardegilio View Post
    Anyone have any thoughts on wines for Thanksgiving? I am looking for one red and one white for dinner time...I was thinking of going with a Pinot and a...well I don't know. Thanks in advance!
    The choice du jour for Thanksgiving is usally a Zinfandel - Paso Robles has many decent ones. Ridge is one of of more popular winemaker of Zins.

    Petit Sirah is also a good choice. Shiraz as well, I'm a fan of Torbreck "Woodcutters" Shiraz - you can find it at K&L here or for pickup at teh Hollywood store.

    Riesling Spatlese is also a good choice if you want white wine.

    If you want to be daring, try a Prosecco with your meal.
    Or pair your pumpkin pie with Tokaji Asz˙.

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    I forgot to add to steer clear of the big Bordeaux style wines, so No Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc.

    Also avoid the Super Tuscans like Barolo.

    This would be my recommendation because it's a seriously great wine. My friend just came back from trip to Spain and was raving about it . I had to try it for myself and I think it is a wonderful wine and would be compliment a T-day dinner.

    2005 Domini de la Cartoixa "Galena" Priorat, Spain

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    Questions: I have a '87 Beaulieu Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve Georges de Latour.

    I recently discovered erobertparker.com and found my bottle on there.

    http://www.erobertparker.com/newsear...tring=beaulieu

    The '87's is rated 80-89 [Above Average].

    The '86 is rated 70-79 [Average].

    The '86 is considered 'Mature' while the '87 is considered 'Old'.

    The '88 is also rated 80-89, considered 'Mature' and goes for $75 a bottle.

    The '87 goes for $64-$125.

    Can anyone explain why the '87 is considered 'Old' while the '86' is considered 'Mature' and why the 'Old' '87 goes for potentially $125 a bottle while the equally rated 'Mature' '86 goes for $75?

    P.S. - I better drink that '87 yesterday.
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    I found a tasting history of the above bottle here:

    1987 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve (USA, California, Napa Valley) - CellarTracker!

    Sounds like it is now indeed over-the-hill but might not have been very good even when mature.

    Confuses me as to why the cost is as pricey as it is.

    At least in my search for information on it, I found these useful sites.

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    With the economy headed south and precarious employment situation I long for the days when I could spend 20 bucks on a bottle and not think twice about it.

    I tried the 2.99 TJ Shiraz with the upside label last night and it wasnt too god awful. For 2.99 I will probably buy a case just for an everyday drinker. Still kick myself for not buying more of the Rocket Flyer wine earlier in the year.

    I was looking for the Gravity Hills but both my local TJs were out. Keep the cheap wine recomendations coming folks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogey View Post
    Can anyone explain why the '87 is considered 'Old' while the '86' is considered 'Mature' and why the 'Old' '87 goes for potentially $125 a bottle while the equally rated 'Mature' '86 goes for $75?

    P.S. - I better drink that '87 yesterday.
    1987 was a warmer year than 1986. Heat causes the berries to mature faster since it brings the sugars forward.

    1986 was a really mild year in Napa from what I remember reading. I have to look it up.

    Drink that '87 ASAP.

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