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I think a good full bodied red goes well with a gar. What is your favorite variety of wine? From where?

I'm into Argentinian Malbec. Very tasty vino.

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Opus 1 when the companys paying.

Jeff how you doing in School.. smart guys hit the books, those who don't get thanks form the rest of us. :D (Picture crazy today)
I'm doing fine so far. Its only the second week so I'm not flooded with too much work. Yet... The forum helps me keep my sanity. Academia is a very unique place with lots of people I normally wouldn't hang around.

Nice pics.

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Jeff said:
I think a good full bodied red goes well with a gar. What is your favorite variety of wine? From where?

Jeff
Tough question depends on the cigar I choose to smoke with it.

I am becoming partial to the wines from Chile and Argentina for price/quality.
 

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I lived in Dijon for a year, and I drank my way down to Beaune so many times I have to say Pinot Noir, although I haven't had a decent one in 10 years. I just love dropping into the small son-father-grandfather operations that have their barrels in the cave below their home. Big snotty operations are a pain in the ....
 

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I have to say Pinot Noir, although I haven't had a decent one in 10 years.....
I love the pinot too, but rarely find a good one. Last one a drank was from Pepperwood Ridge. It had was good except for a hint of smokiness which I prefer to get from my cigars, not wine. :al

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What no Zin.......I am a Zin fan, next would be Cab Merlot blend. I do like Shirah/Shiraz. Yellowtail and Smoking Loon have good ones for not a lot of cash.

Elyse "Morisoli Vineyard" has the best Zin I've ever drank. Although I have yet to open the bottle of Adalada (sp) from '97.
 

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I really like Italian and Spanish reds.
Barolo! Pricey but man! what a wine when you get a good one
Nebbiolo
Barbera
Montipulciano
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Rioja
Tempranillo
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Living in Oregon, Pinot Capital of the World, i gotta say i like those too. Especially some of the wines from the smaller producers in Yamhill County.
But i digress....

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I really like Pinot Noir, I recently had a Cambria Pinot (central coast Calif) and the grapes were from a specific lot called Julias Vineyard which happens to produce superior Pinot grapes. If you can find it, I'd say buy it.

Question for Pinot fans, young Pinot tastes like grape juice old Pinot tastes nasty. I look for Pinot in the 2-3 year old range no more no less, what do you look for in a Pinot.
 

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Roger Miller" said:
I really like Italian and Spanish reds.
Barolo! Pricey but man! what a wine when you get a good one
Nebbiolo
Barbera
Montipulciano
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Rioja
Tempranillo
etc ...

Living in Oregon, Pinot Capital of the World, i gotta say i like those too. Especially some of the wines from the smaller producers in Yamhill County.
But i digress....

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I just re read this thread and noticed that you like Tempranillo, on Sat night I had a bottle of Clos du Bois 2002 Reserve Tempranillo. I've not had this type of wine before, I enjoyed it a lot. I thought it was similar to Pinot with a little more of a Merlot edge.

Until August this year, my Dad lived in Hillsboro and we'd visit once a year and went to the local wineries. It's like Pinot heaven in that area.......lucky you!!
 

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Yeah, I've noticed there are a lot of votes for Other. Guess I should have added a few more categories.

I like Spanish wines too, but I find I have to let them breath more than others. Especially the tempranillo ones.
 

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Until August this year, my Dad lived in Hillsboro and we'd visit once a year and went to the local wineries. It's like Pinot heaven in that area.......lucky you!!
Intel?

And, yep great place for wine, especially Pinot.

Regarding aging Pinot's -- i am not sure what the problem is that you are having. I have some in the cellar that are over 5 years old and are very good. The key is starting with a good wine. Just because it is a Pinot grape does not mean it will be a good wine. Vintage and vintner are very important.

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I like the Cabernet Sauvignon, and sometimes a Merlot. But had to go with the Cabernet. I like the wines from chile (Concha y Toro Casillero del Diablo, its a good One) and Wines from Here in Ensenada, Baja California (LaCetto).
 

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Willy, I had dinner a few years back at a place just north of Ensenada on the coast side of the road. Kind of upscale place, the waiter recommended a local wine and I remember it to be good.

Do they grow grapes in Baja or bring them in from elsewhere? Seems like it would be a little on the hot and dry side for most grapes.
 

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They grow the grapes in Baja California at "El Valle de Guadalupe" (Guadalupe Valley). It is near Ensenada and they have another vineyard near Tijuana. You remember what the place you had dinner was called?, There is a small town between Ensenada and Rosarito that specializes in Lobsters, :p If you ever go to Rosarito you have to visit here It is called Puerto Nuevo (New Port).
 

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We drink quite a bit of merlot but we realy bounce around trying new wines most of the time. We almost always drink reds but wit seafood the occasional white is in order. We are lucky that my wife's brother owns a spirits/wine stroe not too far from us. He really stays on top of the new stuff and what is good so he is always having us try something different. He told me a couple of weeks ago that the Spanish wines are selling really well for him right now.
 

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Ripple (good enough for Fred Sanford,good enough for me)

My wife is the wine person in this family,I have what she's drinking sometimes.
 
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