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  • My favorite right now is.......

    11 posts, 7 voices, 559 views, started Sep 6, 2008

    Posted on Saturday, September 6, 2008 by Helen Hyatt

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    • Amethyst
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      A great Red Zinfandel called Blair Family Reserve 2005 (California).  It retails for only $14.99 and it is smooth and balanced.
      Fabulous with grilled meats! This zesty California Zin is more powerful than a Merlot, but more subtle than a Cabernet Sauvignon. Berries accented with spice and toasty oak set the stage for a rich, round palate while soft tannins create a long smooth finish.
      Also goes wonderful with an Oatmeal Raisin cookie!
      Awards it has won.
      2007 World Wine Championships, bronze, recommended; bronze, 2008 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits
      Competition
      Cheers,
      Helen



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          L. Denise Jackson wrote Sep 6, 2008
        • 2003 MCLEAN‘S FARM SHIRAZ CABERNET SAUVIGNON - This is the most luscious wine I have ever tasted.



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          Lisak wrote Sep 11, 2008
        • If you like a white zinfadel, try a Riesling.  One of my favorites is Lornedonna (sp?).  It has a wonderful sweet taste that is not overwhelming.  If your community has any wine tastings, or local wineries, try going to those.  For a minimum price you can sample lots of wines and see which ones you like.  Local wineries sometimes have the best wines.  Who knows, maybe you can do a bed and breakfast getaway along with it!



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          L. Denise Jackson wrote Sep 13, 2008
        • Empower, you can go to my external blog, [Link Removed] there are some indepth recommendations there.  I will be updating the site over the next few days.  Here are a few quick choices that you may like.

          Chardonnays by Sequoia Grove and Jarvis.

          I agree with Lisak.  Riesling is an easy transition to other white wines and Viogniers are wonderful.  Chateau Ste. Michelle is a wonderful easy drink and Hogue Late Harvest Riesling is another affordable choice to try.

          The B&B wine weekend and a wonderful thing to do!


          Ldenise, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Sep 13, 2008
        • I’m almost embarrassed to say it but my husband and I heard about a Kirkland private label Sauvignon blanc at Costco that is cheap. Well we bought a bottle and chilled it and enjoyed it over the past couple of days. It was really good!

          He’s on his way down there right now to buy a case. We have a lot of faculty parties at our house since we‘re walking distance from the school and he always likes to have wine and beer on hand for those events.

          L Denise, what is the address of your external blog? I’ll log on and give it a thumbs up on stumbleupon.



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          L. Denise Jackson wrote Sep 13, 2008
        • I am sorry, Chocolatier my external blog is [Link Removed]


          Ldenise, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.



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          Rome828 wrote Sep 14, 2008
        • Hello everyone,
          I too love a good wine..I am not as up on all of them as you all seem to be, but love to learn! I mostly favor a good Zinfandel.. but like a good Reisling too!
          I am going to Oregon next month and want to go to some wine tastings...any suggestions on what to try?



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          L. Denise Jackson wrote Sep 15, 2008
        • Rome828,  

          That is fine.  That is what we are here for.

          The Sipping Sommelier



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