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Old 05-22-2007, 07:20 PM
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Default Yummy, inexpensive wines

My sister-in-law has a knack for finding wines that are delicious AND inexpensive. A few years ago, she introduced me to a white wine from Mendocino. It's Navarro's Edelzwicker and it is terrific! I recently bought a case of the 2005 vintage and it does not disappoint. $11 a bottle, available only through the vineyard -- in person or online. (www.navarrowine.com)

I am wondering whether anyone can recommend a red wine that's also a hidden gem. I love big fruity Zinfandels; my husband likes the cabs and we're both curious about Pinot Noirs.

Thanks for your suggestions.
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Old 06-01-2007, 02:07 PM
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Default A good pinot noir value

I tried the new release of the Castle Rock Pinot Noir from Sonoma last night and it is a really good value at around $10.
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Old 06-05-2007, 07:29 PM
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Thanks, Chris. I'll see if I can find that wine here in LA and give it a try.

Cheers!
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Old 07-11-2007, 07:32 PM
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Default Castle Rock Pinot Noir: Two thumbs up!

Thanks for the great tip on Castle Rock. I have tried the 2006 Pinot Noir from Mendocino and the one labeled Cuvee and they both are great! Terrific wine for the price ($10).
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Old 09-07-2007, 01:36 PM
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Default Pinot Noir on sale!

Just a heads-up: Costco stories in Southern California (LA and San Diego) are selling the Castle Rock Pinot Noir for $7.49 a bottle! What a steal for such a yummy wine.
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Old 05-13-2008, 08:55 AM
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Default Rosenblum Vintner's Cuvee is a good value...

Hi Laura,

I'm also a big Zin fan (or perhaps I should say a fan of big Zins). Rosenblum makes some great ones. At higher price points their Lyons Reserve is quite tasty. For a good value, I often pick up their Vintner's Cuvee. This wine is usually less than $10 and it compliments grilled beef very nicely.

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