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#11 nikkianddean

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    Posted 18 July 2008 - 12:02 AM

    My absolute favorite wine is Honig cabernet. It tastes like butta!!!

    On the cheaper side I like the yellow tail merlot/cabernet blend. I think I drink wine that is on the more expensive side...Well I used to. I had to give up wine for BL3.

    I would love to hear mor ideas on affordable wines, although that could get me in trouble :P
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    #12 Alyssa

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      Posted 18 July 2008 - 12:04 AM

      My absolute favorite white wine on the planet is Mer Soleil - it is a Chardonnay from CA - it is SO GOOD!!!!!!!!

      Mer Soleil Chardonnay 2004

      winemaker's notes:
      Initial aromas of the ripe apple/pear/grape combination inherent in Chardonnay quickly evolve into rich scents of mango, pineapple, lemon, butterscotch and subtle smoke. Explosive flavors—tropical fruits and spices with a balancing layer of zesty citrus from the mid-palate on through to the extended finish. Seems to fill every corner of the mouth.

      #13 Christi

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        Posted 18 July 2008 - 12:14 AM

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        I get the Piper in a split quite often when we're out and I want some bubbles!
        piper was the first champagne I ever tried and my Mom's favorite, so we always had it during the holidays...YUM...makes we want to pop open a bottle! :)

        #14 JaimeLynne

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          Posted 18 July 2008 - 12:22 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Alyssa
          My absolute favorite white wine on the planet is Mer Soleil - it is a Chardonnay from CA - it is SO GOOD!!!!!!!!

          Mer Soleil Chardonnay 2004

          winemaker's notes:
          Initial aromas of the ripe apple/pear/grape combination inherent in Chardonnay quickly evolve into rich scents of mango, pineapple, lemon, butterscotch and subtle smoke. Explosive flavors—tropical fruits and spices with a balancing layer of zesty citrus from the mid-palate on through to the extended finish. Seems to fill every corner of the mouth.
          Yummm, that does sound good :)

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          #15 NewOrleansbride

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            Posted 18 July 2008 - 01:11 AM

            I rarely drink white wine (it's too sweet for me), but my favorite cheap Merlots and Cabernets are Bogle and Smoking Loon. You can't beat the price and I think they are great tasting! And Coppola makes a fantastic wine all around.

            I'm a big fan of California wines (can you tell ). I used to be huge on Australian and South African wines, but before I knew it I was buying mostly all CA wines.
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            #16 foxytv

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              Posted 18 July 2008 - 02:18 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Alyssa
              My absolute favorite white wine on the planet is Mer Soleil - it is a Chardonnay from CA - it is SO GOOD!!!!!!!!

              I rarely drink white wine (it's too sweet for me), but my favorite cheap Merlots and Cabernets are Bogle and Smoking Loon. You can't beat the price and I think they are great tasting! And Coppola makes a fantastic wine all around.

              I'm a big fan of California wines (can you tell ). I used to be huge on Australian and South African wines, but before I knew it I was buying mostly all CA wines.
              Only certain white wines are sweet, like Rieslings, etc. There are lots and lots and lots of dry white wines (try a Viognier or an oaked Chardonnay) that won't have the super-fruity or floral aromas, just in case you want to try some more whites! I used to only drink reds, but since I started selling wine for a living, I have obviously learned a lot more and been able to find whites that I love.

              There are even dry, non-sweet rieslings. Try an Alsace riesling, most of those are on the f=drier side. There is also one called Kuhl Dry that you might like as a "starter" white if you don't like 'em sweet.

              #17 NewOrleansbride

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                Posted 18 July 2008 - 02:26 AM

                I'll drink white wine and I enjoy it... just not as much as reds (especially Merlot). I progressed (not sure that the right word?) from loving pinot noirs, to cabernets, to merlots. I've been stuck on merlot for a long time.
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                Posted 18 July 2008 - 07:11 AM

                My very favorite is a David Bruce Pinot Noir. I buy cases of it every time my local shop has a special. It's a terrible habit, but someone needs to do it...

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                #19 Carolyn

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                  Posted 18 July 2008 - 07:27 AM

                  I'm not a big white wine person but my two favorite Red wines

                  Simi Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 04,05,06 ( $20.00 a bottle)and any montepulciano italian red wine. ( never over $ 15.00 a bottle).

                  I do have many more but another few good cheap wine is Barefoot Cabernet, Steap Leap Carbernet, Rutherford Hill Carbernet & merlot.

                  #20 starchild

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                    Posted 18 July 2008 - 08:02 AM

                    The most outstanding wine I've had in my life was a Barolo that I cannot remember the name of and I've never seen it again

                    BV wine is consistently good and inexpensive Beaulieu Vineyard

                    Castello di Monsanto makes a great Chianti. (Chianti & pasta w/red sauce...yum!)

                    I love the Pinot Noir by Kynsi Winery here on the central coast.

                    Can you tell I like red wine?


                    (And my favorite champagne is Perrier Jouet like Christi mentioned...mmmmm)




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