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    Here's info for OC tastings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *BLoTTo* View Post
    Las Colinas (Chile) makes a really nice Carmenere for around 7 bucks if you can find it. Great little peppery note on the finish. The Santa Rita Carm. on the other hand... ehhhhh, not so special IMO. Their "120" Cab is much better for the same price.





    It's human nature that what's of our land and locale will taste good to us. It is us, and we are of it. Born and raised SoCals we learned on and love Cali wines. But the "old world" or earth-forward style appealed to me more and more over the years and now I'm hooked. Open something from a far-away land and it's almost as if a part of you travels there: you're tasting their fruit, their earth, their water and their history. It's unfamiliar.... and intriguing. Maybe even a tad romantic?

    But the bottom line is that we should try it all. Just too much good stuff out there!!
    California wines are loved everywhere in the world.

    I think since we are such a young state filled with immigrants there is a little lack of pride from being from California.

    Zinfandel is a California wine through and through. When it is good it is recognized as being one of the best wines in the world.

    In reality I am not much of a wine connoisseur but I believe in local products. That is why I go to the farmer's market every weekend and drink CA wines!

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    Quote Originally Posted by go View Post
    California wines are loved everywhere in the world.

    I think since we are such a young state filled with immigrants there is a little lack of pride from being from California.

    Zinfandel is a California wine through and through. When it is good it is recognized as being one of the best wines in the world.

    In reality I am not much of a wine connoisseur but I believe in local products. That is why I go to the farmer's market every weekend and drink CA wines!


    additionally, i was eating at one of the finest restaurants in Las Vegas once and had the (VERY French) sommelier choose my wine for me and my dish... and what did he give me? a California Pinot.
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    It was a fake accent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fooferah View Post
    It was a fake accent.

    nah... he had those beadys 'neath the glasses. i even swear that i heard him say that i made his ass twitch under his breath.
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    Quote Originally Posted by go View Post

    I think since we are such a young state filled with immigrants there is a little lack of pride from being from California.
    Pride? That is the gayest thing I've heard that didn't come from Deeker. I didn't grow the grapes or ferment the wine. All I did was buy it, where's the pride in that? Should I be proud of Del Taco too since it's from California? Besides, nobody is saying California has bad wines, just that there is equally good wine out there from outside of California for people to try, and a lot of it is cheaper because they didn't tack $5-$10 onto the price because of where it is from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salty Dog View Post
    Pride? That is the gayest thing I've heard that didn't come from Deeker. I didn't grow the grapes or ferment the wine. All I did was buy it, where's the pride in that? Should I be proud of Del Taco too since it's from California? Besides, nobody is saying California has bad wines, just that there is equally good wine out there from outside of California for people to try, and a lot of it is cheaper because they didn't tack $5-$10 onto the price because of where it is from.
    Napa is notorious for that but besides Napa Valley wine most CA wineries don't jack of the price.

    There are some good cheap CA wines out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by go View Post
    California wines are loved everywhere in the world.

    I think since we are such a young state filled with immigrants there is a little lack of pride from being from California.

    Zinfandel is a California wine through and through. When it is good it is recognized as being one of the best wines in the world.

    In reality I am not much of a wine connoisseur but I believe in local products. That is why I go to the farmer's market every weekend and drink CA wines!


    I'll echo your sentiment on the farmers market. There's nothing better!!

    Wine aside, I'm extremely proud of my Californa heritage. I think it's a very unique place in the world. And as such, we produce wines equally interesting and diverse.

    Good Sonoma Zins and Pinot's (esp. the russian river valley) are maybe my favorites in the world. But when you drink as much as I do there's plenty of time to enjoy ours--and everyone else's too. Don't worry, go. We all love deeply our cali wines. It's just fun to try different stuff, and anyway what I'm eating will always determine what is uncorked. The harmonious pairing of tastes is the goal, and it stretches beyond geographical inclinations.

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    I usually don't pair up when I drink wine. I drink it sans food mostly. That is why I like merlot. I am not really against buying foreign wines but for the price I pay mainly California wines are good enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by go View Post
    California wines are loved everywhere in the world.

    I think since we are such a young state filled with immigrants there is a little lack of pride from being from California.

    Zinfandel is a California wine through and through. When it is good it is recognized as being one of the best wines in the world.

    In reality I am not much of a wine connoisseur but I believe in local products. That is why I go to the farmer's market every weekend and drink CA wines!
    go, although I really like the Oregon Pinots, I'd say about eight or nine of every 10 bottles of wine I drink is from CA. California absolutely has world class wines. And I definitely like the idea of supporting local products. The only problem I have with CA wines is that I don't want to see too much more good agricultural land converted to vineyards. They're not the best land use from an environmental perspective.

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