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    Finally got my hands on another bottle of Arrowood, this time their Syrah. Last I had was the cote de luna 2006 and it was the most remarkable bottle of wine, unfortunately I finished it at the end of the first period of that ****ing sharks game. This time I'll be waiting until the third.

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    I'm not a wine enthusiast by any stretch. I can drink the (previously known as) 2-Buck-Chuck Shiraz and be fine with it. It's decent wine for not much money. I will admit that I absolutely LOVE the Tobin James winery in Paso Robles. This place makes some flat out fantastic wines. Their Zins are great but the one they're known for is the Fat Boy. Holy **** on a stick! This wine is truly amazing. It runs for about $55. Not cheap... not expensive... but it's well worth the money.
    Another wine I've been drinking a bit of is the Apothic Red. It's about $9 at Vons or Ralphs and it's pretty darn good too.

    Now if you want to get ****faced, you need to try Mangria. WOW... that stuff packs a punch. The stuff has a 22% alcohol content. After the first sip, you're feeling fine.

    So in my opinion, you need to go with what the moment calls for. Hanging out at home watching an away game on the cheap, 2-point5-buck-chuck. If you need a decent wine for you and your lady friend (I really believe that all women are lesbians... but that's another thread... j/k if you couldn't tell by my "tone") go for the Apothic Red. If you want to get her fall for you go for the Fat Boy. If you have a night ala Fear and Loathing style... go for the Mangria.
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    Just in case you were interested...

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    Quote Originally Posted by VCRW View Post
    Just in case you were interested...

    This has always intrigued me. My wife loves Perrier Jouet Cuve Bel Epoc. The bottle runs about $120ish and I've seen it for under $100 at different places, so it's a little on the pricey side for 750ml. So the thing I don't get is that a magnum 1.5L is $350. Why the hell would I spend over $100 more for the same amount of champagne? They should at least have it be on par with $/ml, because this is recockulous.
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    If anybody comes across a pinot or cab made with carneros grapes, pls shoot me a pm. costco had an acascia pinot on sale, tried it went back and all gone. oh well.

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    Acacia is my favorite PN.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FBJ View Post
    Acacia is my favorite PN.
    Pretty reasonable too. Retail on the bottle was 14, got it for 11 on sale.
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    I've done the wine-tasting thing in Napa/Sonoma. It's fun, it's a pretty area, and there's some great wineries there for sure. But DAMN are they full of themselves!! $35 for a five-wine flight and they typically don't waive that if you buy a couple bottles! Even so, I've got some favorite wineries up there that I've visited: Nicholson Ranch, Acacia, Merryvale, Beaulieu, and Alpha Omega.

    If you want a REALLY fun wine trip on a budget, make a drive to Lodi or Clarksburg. They both have AMAZINGLY GOOD wineries and they're WAY more down-to-Earth than the folks in N/S. Check out the Tempranillo and Petite Sirah from Harney Lane, the Syrah from Berghold (Footstomp, I think it's called), and the Old Ghost from Klinker Brick (tough to say when you're nackered), which is hands-down my FAVORITE red wine, let alone OVZ. It's available at TW. GET SOME.

    Clarksburg is the home of Bogle, and they've got a great petite Sirah port they make.

    But what about local around the L.A. area? Anyone got any tips on good places to taste? We like actual winery/estate tasting rooms, rather than wine bars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FBJ View Post
    I've done the wine-tasting thing in Napa/Sonoma. It's fun, it's a pretty area, and there's some great wineries there for sure. But DAMN are they full of themselves!! $35 for a five-wine flight and they typically don't waive that if you buy a couple bottles! Even so, I've got some favorite wineries up there that I've visited: Nicholson Ranch, Acacia, Merryvale, Beaulieu, and Alpha Omega.

    If you want a REALLY fun wine trip on a budget, make a drive to Lodi or Clarksburg. They both have AMAZINGLY GOOD wineries and they're WAY more down-to-Earth than the folks in N/S. Check out the Tempranillo and Petite Sirah from Harney Lane, the Syrah from Berghold (Footstomp, I think it's called), and the Old Ghost from Klinker Brick (tough to say when you're nackered), which is hands-down my FAVORITE red wine, let alone OVZ. It's available at TW. GET SOME.

    Clarksburg is the home of Bogle, and they've got a great petite Sirah port they make.

    But what about local around the L.A. area? Anyone got any tips on good places to taste? We like actual winery/estate tasting rooms, rather than wine bars.
    Will check this out someday. Done the Napa thing a few times, really liked the Domaine Carneros winery.

    Been doing the central cost lately. Costco has the 2011 acacia, but not on sale. Its back up to $14 :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingnut View Post
    Costco has the 2011 acacia, but not on sale. Its back up to $14 :(
    And worth every penny, IMO.

    Check TW for Lodi wines. Good stuff from up there.
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