well, there's cheap and then there's CHEAP. i find $17-20 to be rather inexpensive and definitely worth someone's while.
but i'll do it for you...
I have half a bottle of Old Moon Zin, TJs $6/bottle in my pantry. I think I will finish it tonight before I play Forza2.
Not half bad IMO.
i don't like empirical statements like this... especially those that i completely disagree with.
aside from the fact that i've always known Washington to be more of a great Merlot producer, the furthest north i think have ever heard the term "best" used with regard to a west coast pinot has been probably Oregon's Willamette Valley (Eyrie to be specific). maybe some Washingtonians are sneaking into Portland late at night and stealing s***, who knows.
at any rate, the best Pinots STILL come from France.
LOL! Dude, did you just quote yourself... in the very next post?
Haven't seen it mentioned yet, but my wife's new favorite and slowly becoming mine:
My all time favorite though is a Merlot from Pride Mountain, Paloma
If you are ever in the Napa, I highly recommend a visit to vineyard owners home (Jim and Barbara) for wine tasting in their kitchen overlooking the vineyard.
aw Dog... the Zenato 2004 Pinot Grigio is a TOTAL two-fer!
now i don't have any sort of developed palate for Pinot Grigio, but i CAN tell you that for the price (around $10 bucks or so at Cost Plus), THIS white is fantastic!
not at all dry like Chardonnays and other Pinot Gris/Grigios i have had at that price... i dare say at even more expensive prices as well.
this is a great white should you decide to pair with grilled chicken or fish unless you're going for more of a sweet grill (i guess), and DEFINITELY something you could absolutely wreck while grilling in the early summer evening.
Originally Posted by gescom