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    Quote Originally Posted by sdJETSetter View Post
    Im shy.



    Well, again, im new to recognizing the subtleties of different wines. That being said, i think I have stayed too mainstream in my selections. I will often start at the Cab or Merlot section. As far specifics, im financially challenged while saving for our home, so anything over 10$ is out of my range.

    Turning leaf was last nights selection, and i think ive made my first wine discovery. It seems to me that the majority of Cab's ive tried have a more robust, deeper taste, in comparison to the Merlots ive sampled?

    I also really like the Menage Trois from Napa. A blend of 3 grapes (which i dont recall right now). Thats probably my favorite. Pretty trendy im sure.

    Also I really enjoy Chardonnay. I feel feminine drinking it, but i cant hide my liking for it.
    Spot on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    As I told you in the past, I found a Cupcake wine for my wife but not the
    Red Velvet. I finally tracked down a red velvet for her and she enjoyed it, with a cupcake. She called me this morning because she wanted me to pick up another bottle, and cupcakes, for a party she is going too.

    I found it at, of all places, Walmart.
    Oh no. Expect her to bring back sexual lotions, dusts, and other worthless crappola that gets in the way of the real sex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big L View Post
    Spot on.
    I remembered those words from the back of the bottle.lol

    Seriously though, thats the one thing ive been able to tell between the 2 wines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdJETSetter View Post
    Im shy.



    Well, again, im new to recognizing the subtleties of different wines. That being said, i think I have stayed too mainstream in my selections. I will often start at the Cab or Merlot section. As far specifics, im financially challenged while saving for our home, so anything over 10$ is out of my range.

    Turning leaf was last nights selection, and i think ive made my first wine discovery. It seems to me that the majority of Cab's ive tried have a more robust, deeper taste, in comparison to the Merlots ive sampled?

    I also really like the Menage Trois from Napa. A blend of 3 grapes (which i dont recall right now). Thats probably my favorite. Pretty trendy im sure.

    Also I really enjoy Chardonnay. I feel feminine drinking it, but i cant hide my liking for it.
    For around ten dollars you can try

    Malbec from Argentina (get one that says Mendoza Valley)

    Grenache/Garnacha from Spain. This one would be good to try if you can find it.http://encompasswine.files.wordpress...pg?w=256&h=256

    Tempranillo from spain-kind of like grenache with a slightly spicier earthy finish

    Zinfandel from California (often fruit forward with a spicy finish). These can be higher alcohol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdJETSetter View Post
    Oh no. Expect her to bring back sexual lotions, dusts, and other worthless crappola that gets in the way of the real sex.
    More of a sucker for tiny ninety dollar wooden baskets and the whole "Gourmet" mustard racket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    For around ten dollars you can try

    Malbec from Argentina (get one that says Mendoza Valley)

    Grenache/Garnacha from Spain. This one would be good to try if you can find it.http://encompasswine.files.wordpress...pg?w=256&h=256

    Tempranillo from spain-kind of like grenache with a slightly spicier earthy finish

    Zinfandel from California (often fruit forward with a spicy finish). These can be higher alcohol.
    Thanks dude. I will put those up on the fridge to try. Had my eye on a zinfandel last night as a metter of fact.

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    BTW, speaking of blends - I had the other day a red blend. I forget the percentages, but it was merlot, syrah, and zinfandel. The name of the wine was Apothic Red, vintage 2008. Very nice, and good price.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    More of a sucker for tiny ninety dollar wooden baskets and the whole "Gourmet" mustard racket.
    "This was Sooooooooo cute, i had to"

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdJETSetter View Post
    I remembered those words from the back of the bottle.lol

    Seriously though, thats the one thing ive been able to tell between the 2 wines.
    New world red wines typically go, from "weakest" to "strongest"-

    Pinot Noir
    Merlot
    Syrah
    Cab. Sauv
    Zinfandel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    For around ten dollars you can try


    Grenache/Garnacha from Spain. This one would be good to try if you can find it.http://encompasswine.files.wordpress...pg?w=256&h=256
    If you enjoy the Grenache varietal, check out Côtes du Rhône from France.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdJETSetter View Post
    Had my eye on a zinfandel last night as a metter of fact.
    I've had Dancing Bull, Gnarly Head, and Cline in that price range. Dancing Bull wouldn't be a bad one to try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    If you enjoy the Grenache varietal, check out Côtes du Rhône from France.
    baby steps my man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    baby steps my man
    LOL. Seriously, you can get some very drinkable Côtes du Rhône in the $8-10 range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    I've had Dancing Bull, Gnarly Head, and Cline in that price range. Dancing Bull wouldn't be a bad one to try.
    Both these are accessible.

    Should I be able to tell the difference right away between the zinfandel, and say a merlot, or cab, or does it just depend on the wine, and my palate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    LOL. Seriously, you can get some very drinkable Côtes du Rhône in the $8-10 range.
    what I mean is, new wine drinkers will often find French red wines too light.
    the first time I had a red bordeaux I thought it was tasteless

    This is a typical transition pattern I've seen in wine(red) drinkers

    Cheap cab and Merlot from California or Australia

    California Zinfandel and Agentine Malbec

    Tempranillo and Grenache from Spain (fruit forward made in Steel tanks), higher end Australian reds

    (then an appreciation for more laid back red wines)

    Pinot Noir, non rustic Italian reds, Bordeaux and Rhone

    (then an appreciation for more rustic leathery wines)

    Italian and French red with tannins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdJETSetter View Post
    Both these are accessible.

    Should I be able to tell the difference right away between the zinfandel, and say a merlot, or cab, or does it just depend on the wine, and my palate?
    zinfandels are jammy and more spicy. I can't speak for these two brands.
    try the dancing bull, my wife likes it. the higher end california zins taste too hot (alcoholy) for me. although a good winemaker can cover blend the booze in nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    what I mean is, new wine drinkers will often find French red wines too light.
    the first time I had a red bordeaux I thought it was tasteless

    This is a typical transition pattern I've seen in wine(red) drinkers

    Cheap cab and Merlot from California or Australia

    California Zinfandel and Agentine Malbec

    Tempranillo and Grenache from Spain (fruit forward made in Steel tanks), higher end Australian reds

    (then an appreciation for more laid back red wines)

    Pinot Noir, non rustic Italian reds, Bordeaux and Rhone

    (then an appreciation for more rustic leathery wines)

    Italian and French red with tannins.
    Generally, I agree. But the Rhones are soft and not very tannic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big L View Post
    Spot on.
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pbc_vloYRk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    I am NOT drinking any fvcking merlot!


    LOL



    Hey sdJETSetter, you're in Mendocino County, CA? That's like the heart of Gods wine country, or at least close enough. There should be some of the worlds best wines available at your fingertips. I am jealous. Someday, when I come in to a boatload of money, I'm going to take a 3 week vacation in Napa and Sonoma. Have a limo drive me to almost every winery....

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