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Good Value Pinot Noir

Bouchlaine (?) My spelling is way off & I believe it was California. I purchased a few bottles of this recommended Pinot from my wine rep. At wholesale I paid about 14.00/bottle. Let me know if you are familiar or if you find it.

Feb 22, 2007
Diogi in Wine

You Say Syrah

I agree with the article...shiraz should be sharp, intense, and peppery. Yellowtail, however, carries none of those characteristics. Try Penfolds Thomas Highland or one of their BIN #'s. Tintarra Reserve is excellent & they have a non-reserve that's less expensive.

Feb 22, 2007
Diogi in Features

Good Label, Bad Wine

Here are a few fairly inexpensive, non-flashy labels for you guys:
Erraserez** - South American Cabernet
Rosemont - Australlian Shiraz
Montevina, Bogle, Ravenswood, or Rosenblum Vintners Cuvxe** - I think they all are Napa/CA Zinfandels (go for the more pricey one if a brand has two kinds. It's hard to find a decent cheap zin & it's RED, not white)
Kim Crawford - New Zealand Sauv Blanc
Caserillo del Diablo - Chilean Cabernet
Bouchlaine** - CA Pinot Noir...same with the zin, you get more for your money from this grape.
I hope you ENJOY!
The ** denotes my likely misspelling.

Feb 21, 2007
Diogi in Features