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    I was just at a liquor store and spent like 15 minutes looking at bottle of Shiraz thanks to this thread. We shall see how it is when I make pasta tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoxygen View Post
    Nice, Which appellation in Bordeaux?
    Can't read french but I'm guessing Bouteille or Gironde, but it says Appellation Bordeaux Controlee when it refers to an appellation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nympf3101 View Post
    I was just at a liquor store and spent like 15 minutes looking at bottle of Shiraz thanks to this thread. We shall see how it is when I make pasta tomorrow.
    For maximum pairing potential with pasta (obviously depending on the pasta) Chianti or another sangiovese wine are proper pairing. You can also go with a french pinot (burgundy) or a Spanish Rioja.

    Shiraz are usually far to over powering for pasta dishes.

    Just an FYI.

    But the wine will still be great and your pasta will still be good as well. They just don't meld too well with each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoxygen View Post
    For maximum pairing potential with pasta (obviously depending on the pasta) Chianti or another sangiovese wine are proper pairing. You can also go with a french pinot (burgundy) or a Spanish Rioja.

    Shiraz are usually far to over powering for pasta dishes.

    Just an FYI.

    But the wine will still be great and your pasta will still be good as well. They just don't meld too well with each other.
    Yea. I wish I had something else to eat it with but have yet to go grocery shopping

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoxygen View Post
    Nice, Which appellation in Bordeaux?
    After further research, I have found that the Bordeaux I got is from the appellation Bordeaux Rouge near the village Cessac

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    I went to a fairly local wine shop today, just incredibly high class, fantastic product. I went to talk to him about business, but asked on any good recommendations. I told him I liked age on my wines, but was looking cheap. His staff member goes "Oh! I just found one of the Montepulcianos!"

    They grab the bottle for me, and it's a '98 sassoalto montepulciano.

    Cost $15. Just over $1 a year

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    Niiiiiice.

    May want to decant that to get some of those sediments out and let that old thing breathe! I use a clean glass mayo jar until I can afford a decanter

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    I got a 99 Napa cab for around 30 and I thought that was a steal!

    I'm definitely going to have to look for that. That sounds Italian to me, I wonder what they made that could possible stand up to 12 years.

    Edit: Just found it, I guess its a Tuscan so its the Sangiovese grape. I wouldn't expect sangiovese to be able to hold up 12 years but I guess its more about how they structured the wine than the grape. I honestly have never had a sangiovese that old so I couldn't even guess how it turned out. AED definitely going to have to report back!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoxygen View Post
    I got a 99 Napa cab for around 30 and I thought that was a steal!

    I'm definitely going to have to look for that.
    He said they got in 12 cases, and sold out in 2 hours. Don't know how he had a bottle around, but I'm very glad to have found it.

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    I've been drinking a table red from a winery in upstate new york. The Canandaigua area has a ton of good vineyards and all of them are worth checking out if you're interested and anywhere nearby.

    Hunter's Red, really cheap but good.
    http://www.huntwines.com/hcv_order.t...n=view&ct_id=1

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    Zoxygen, any good suggestions for Aussie wines? I kind of would like to try something from each country that is represented in out liquor stores. Red and White if you know of any. Thanks.

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    I had that Bordeaux last night. Quite peppery and has a nice berry to it. A little hot, could use some age (it was an '08). I'm looking forward to opening the Cotes du Rhone soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nympf3101 View Post
    Zoxygen, any good suggestions for Aussie wines? I kind of would like to try something from each country that is represented in out liquor stores. Red and White if you know of any. Thanks.

    If you can find it I would suggest getting a Shiraz/Viognier blend. Its hard to say what wineries you get in your state/local liquor store. That is a great blend coming out of Australia.

    as for whites from australia, both Chenin Blanc and Rieslings are done very well over there. The aussie Riesling is done in the dry style so it might be different from other Rieslings you might have had.

    Try and stay away from Yellow Tail, and Penguin. You can find Riesling form Penfolds (which is a very common well priced winery) but I'm not sure about Chenin Blanc. You will not be able to find the Shiraz/Viognier blend from Penfolds for that you will have to dig a bit deeper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoxygen View Post
    If you can find it I would suggest getting a Shiraz/Viognier blend. Its hard to say what wineries you get in your state/local liquor store. That is a great blend coming out of Australia.

    as for whites from australia, both Chenin Blanc and Rieslings are done very well over there. The aussie Riesling is done in the dry style so it might be different from other Rieslings you might have had.

    Try and stay away from Yellow Tail, and Penguin. You can find Riesling form Penfolds (which is a very common well priced winery) but I'm not sure about Chenin Blanc. You will not be able to find the Shiraz/Viognier blend from Penfolds for that you will have to dig a bit deeper.
    Thanks I appreciate it. I'm going to head to the store tomorrow.

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    Old bump. Just wanted to thank those who chimed in on this thread. Lots of great info. Anything new anyone has tried lately?

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    Zaca Mesa Black Bear Syrah is fucking amazing especially the 2006. Bottles are quite pricey and will probably be unavailable in your area (Santa Barbara winery) but keep an eye out, I like Zaca Mesa overall. Fess Parker is another SB area winery that has good offerings; their rieslings are great if you're into those.

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    Plungerhead zinfandel <--best red I have tasted this year
    Kiwi Cuvee <-- awesome white for the price (<$10)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nympf3101 View Post
    Oh man one of my favs. I have a bottle chillin in my fridge right now
    This, oh holy fuck, i could drink this all day.

    Arc, I cant drink red to save my life, very dry and puckery. if its red, very light body. its like too much for me.
    If you like white try some of these.

    http://www.inniskillin.com/contentma...ine&sys-ID=393


    Steven and Chris (gay hgtv guys) white trend is delicious.
    totes gay

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    Gents, I have the wine for you. Try it and you can thank me later

    Vina Borgia



    $7 a 750ml or $12 a FUCKING MAGNUM. 1.5 liters of spicy Spanish kick ass for $12. Named after Lucrezia Borgia and their evil family. look that shit up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoxygen View Post
    I got a 99 Napa cab for around 30 and I thought that was a steal!

    I'm definitely going to have to look for that. That sounds Italian to me, I wonder what they made that could possible stand up to 12 years.

    Edit: Just found it, I guess its a Tuscan so its the Sangiovese grape. I wouldn't expect sangiovese to be able to hold up 12 years but I guess its more about how they structured the wine than the grape. I honestly have never had a sangiovese that old so I couldn't even guess how it turned out. AED definitely going to have to report back!
    99 is the score it got or they year? what winery in napa?

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