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I found after trying several brands of a wine and I find one I like, I stop looking. I have found price is often an indicator of a good wine but not always. I picked white wines because they have been my favorites.
How about location? Napa Valley, France, Germany, Africa, Australia etc.
Right know my favorite wine is Chardonnay. Location..Napa Valley and Australia.
My favorite brand? Fetzers of Napa and Lindemans of Australia.
I've gotten to this level from Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill. :D
Share your favorites. Do you still experiment with others or stay with your favorites?
 

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This is why i cant wait to turn 21. I could care less about getting trashed, hell i could do that now if i really wanted to. I want to be able to enjoy a good wine and a steak! Ok so what i just said really didnt help with anything you asked...lol
 

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My very favorite white wine is Cakebread Cellars chardonay ($45). They also make a fine sauvignon blanc ($25).

A close second favorite to the Cakebread Chardonay is Louis Jadot Pouilly Fuse ($20-25). Obviously a French wine....but still quite tasty. :D
 

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Wine is one of my favorite subjects.

I have a wine cooler built into our kitchen cabinets. It perfectly simulates the conditions of a wine sellar.

Personally, I prefer red wine, but I love white wine as well.

Chalk Hill makes great Chardonnay and other white wines, but it may be pricey for some. http://www.chalkhill.com/

There are a lot of great white wines that are very affordable. This is what I have in stock right now. All are very good.
  • Rosemount Estate (Australian) makes a great Chardonnay / Semillon blend
  • Clos Du Bois Chardonnay
  • Clos Du Bois Sauvignon Blanc
  • Meridian Chardonnay
 

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SilverCTS said:
Wine is one of my favorite subjects.
I have a wine cooler built into our kitchen cabinets. It perfectly simulates the conditions of a wine sellar.
I have one of those too!!

It never has any wine in it though! :nono:

Its usually full of bottles of coke, since i dont drink wine much, and my wife doesnt drink as much as she did, she was quite a wine enthusiast, then she went off wine, che drinks Bacardi and coke now....
 

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Cakebread is quite good...had it for the first time in Vegas a few months back. For an under-ten-dollar a bottle white, I really like Rancho Zabaco's Dancing Bull...they also make a Zinfindel which is incredibly good, but their sauvignan blanc is great as well...about seven bucks a bottle...
 

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Here's my wine story. Last winter I toured the Williamsburg Winery. Very nice with great owners. The dinner was unbelievable. We tasted 5 whites, 5 reds during our dinner. Their Reserve wines were incredible. I'm not a wine drinker and so I have no pallet. I enjoy a good White vs. a Red which tastes to dry and bitter to me. The evening culminated with a raspberry cheesecake desert that was incredible. The wine served with desert was my favorite and so of course I asked for more. I kept going on and on to the owner's son about how good this wine was. He finally explained to me that is was a dessert wine that had been fortified with a raspberry liquor. NO WONDER I LIKED IT! I was practically drinking Boone's Farm. :histeric:
 

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I have on of those wine coolers that came with my condo, but mine always has tens of bottles of Mountain Dew in it. I do enjoy a glass White Zinfandel every so often after work. I enjoy the finer things in life:

Sitting on the balcony looking west onto the golf course over the Arizona sunset drinking a BUDWEISER :D!

I never cared for red wine, white wine is ok. I just like cheap beer with steak on the grill and Charlie Daniels playing in the backround.
 

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I have on of those wine coolers that came with my condo, but mine always has tens of bottles of Mountain Dew in it. I do enjoy a glass White Zinfandel every so often after work. I enjoy the finer things in life:

Sitting on the balcony looking west onto the golf course over the Arizona sunset drinking a BUDWEISER :D!

I never cared for red wine, white wine is ok. I just like cheap beer with steak on the grill and Charlie Daniels playing in the backround.
I like beer as well. Our refrigerator in the garage is always well stocked with all sorts of beer. You can't sip wine when eating hot & spicy food, but you can drink beer.

But our wine cooler has nothing but wine, port, and champagne in it.

The people that collect our recyclables must think we're a bunch of lunatics.
 

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Cakebread is quite good...had it for the first time in Vegas a few months back. For an under-ten-dollar a bottle white, I really like Rancho Zabaco's Dancing Bull...they also make a Zinfindel which is incredibly good, but their sauvignan blanc is great as well...about seven bucks a bottle...
Rancho Zabaco Zinfindel is really good. I always stock up on several bottles when I visit the wine store. You can't beat it for the price.

Hawk Crest Cabernet Sauvignon is another bargain. It comes from the famous Stag's Leap district in Napa Valley. It tastes like a $50 bottle wine, but you could get it for $12 a bottle.
 

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Someone already mentioned one of my favorites, Boones Farm Strawberry Hill (or Sangria.) That's about all that's in my price range, so I deal with it. I'm more of a beer drinker though (unless I'm trying to get trashed, in which case it's the hard stuff.)
 

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Rolex said:
My very favorite white wine is Cakebread Cellars chardonay ($45). They also make a fine sauvignon blanc ($25).

A close second favorite to the Cakebread Chardonay is Louis Jadot Pouilly Fuse ($20-25). Obviously a French wine....but still quite tasty. :D
Cakebread..I've never seen it on the shelves. At $45/bottle it would be for special moments. Thanks for the tip!:yup:
 

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SilverCTS said:
Wine is one of my favorite subjects.
I have a wine cooler built into our kitchen cabinets. It perfectly simulates the conditions of a wine sellar.
About 55 degrees. The temperature of the ground or well water.
The worst enemie of wine is oxidation. If you don't have a small vacuum pump to remove any air after opening, you should consume the rest of the wine because the next day the wine will not be a good.
I have a pump but I hide it so I have reason to drink the rest of the bottle.


:Offtopic: but as to beer, my favorite is Bud Ice Light. Best served just when it start to crystalize in the freezer.:yup:
 

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I like anything from Australia or New Zealand.

I second the vote for Clos Du Bois, too. Their Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is very good but hard to find. It's a bit more than the 'regular' stuff but as far as wines go it's still reasonable.

Jim
 

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I like anything from Australia or New Zealand.

I second the vote for Clos Du Bois, too. Their Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is very good but hard to find. It's a bit more than the 'regular' stuff but as far as wines go it's still reasonable. Jim
I've seen that on the shelves. It's a French name but a CA wine right?:hmm:
 

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Anyone try any blends? I recently tried a blend of Chardonnay and Reisling wines. Very, very good. Almost a sparkling wine. A lot of the Rose wines are blends.
I've tried a few cab/merlot and shiraz/merlot blends that were very good. Never tried any white or blush blends that I can recall.
 
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