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Your favorite bottle of Vino under $20?

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by Hokie3, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. Hokie3

    Hokie3

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    What's your favorite bottle of wine for under $20? There are so many to choose from so it would be nice to see what others like. So far I think my favorite is a 2001 Carmenet Cabernet made by Dynamite Vineyards. I've seen it anywhere from $15-$19 depending on where you look.
     
  2. RetDet

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    Try any of the wines sold under the Yellowtail label. Not too shabby for bottles that can go as cheaply as 4 bucks. If you really want an inexpensive everyday wine, you can even try Two-Buck Chuck.
     

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    Domaine Chandon Blanc d Noir is s nice bubbly.
    Ravenswood Zinfandels are nice.
    Hogue Reislings and whites are notable.
    Most Chilean reds are good values under $20.
     
  4. fnfalman

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    For under $20, I usually go for a Larose-Trintaudon red Bordeaux or a variety of Beaujolais. Beaujolais are excellent wines with cheap price tags.
     
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    yellow tail shariz has started to be a dinner time favorite.
     
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    The best California champagne under $15!
     
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    $20 for bottle. To be frank I never paid over $15.00 for a bottle (std 750ml ) and anything from Robert Mondavi or Blackstone fits that bill. Both are high quality wines and many more brands that are way under $20.00 are good also.

    A good bottle of wine, doesn't have to be all that expensive. Cali & Chile both produces some top quality wines that are great and affordable on this side of the world.
     
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    I'd have to agree on the Robert Mondavi - great wines at a fantastic price...

    Also, Rabbit Ridge is another favorite.

    If you have a World Market nearby, they often have great wine selections in the under-20 bucks category - great place to browse without worrying about spending too much...

    Lastly, some of the best wines I have at home right now are various Bordeaux's bought young and aged at home; find a good wine merchant and talk to them, but you can often save lots of money by buying very young wine (year or two old) and then letting in age - your wine merchant should be able to help, but most Bordeaux's are usually drinkable 5-7 years after bottling, and improve for 15 or 20 years. It takes a while to get started, but once you have a rotation going, you can enjoy some really excellent wines for very little investment.

    'Course, if your wine comes with screw-cap, aging it probably won't help ;P
     
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    I drink a reising called "Relax," and a gewurztraminer from Chateau St. Michelle. They are both around $8 a bottle and available at the local HEB
     
  11. Hokie3

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    Jarvo,

    Try the Chardonnay from Chateau St. Michelle. My girlfriend and I like to have with the lighter dishes we make.
     
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    {I drink a reising called "Relax," and a gewurztraminer from Chateau St. Michelle.}

    Same here. I bought one of those ( relax) about 2weekends ago. Great wine & cool looking bottle ( that's main reason why I bought it ). Another vote for a good riesling Moselland. Very good not too sweet and slight fruity taste. It too doesn't cost over $9.99 per bottle.
     
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    Im a poor college student so I buy Carlo Rossi for 10 bucks a gallon. We also make our own wine every once in a while.
     
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    My wife enjoys St. Francis and Kendall Jackson chardonnays. Both under $20.
     
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    If you like Pinot Noir (See the movie Sideways), Martin Ray Angeline Russian River Pinot Noir is a good buy at less than $15. Most Pinot's are much pricier. This one is a great value, and I have been buying it a lot lately.

    Kendall Jackson chardonnay, recommended above, is an excellent white wine value.

    Montesol Rueda is a good, cheap Spanish blended white wine. Not sweet, not dry, and you can taste the pear, apple, etc. hints that the snobbies speak of. Really.

    Tin Roof sauvignon blanc. Comes with a screw cap (tin roof) for about $10 to $13, and is very good.
     
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    That is a good wine. I had it for the first time at a wine tasting a couple of weeks ago, and really enjoyed it.
     
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    It won't be long, from what I hear and read, before all of the wines will have artificial corks or screw-tops. Frankly, a screw-top seals better. But there is supposedly a "cork crisis", and quality cork is hard to get and getting worse.