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A daily-drinker Pinot Noir... need some suggestions

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by ken2v, Dec 14, 2020.

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  1. hammie

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    I just went down a YouTube rabbit hole watching a few videos from this Wineking channel. I have no idea how this showed up on my feed, but the videos are shot in Southern California and the host is a young Korean guy with one or two of his wine mentors.



    As for obscenely underpriced reds, in another video where he reviews 30 wines under $8, this one from Aldi was ranked very high. I think it was about $5.
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  2. ken2v

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    Back when we frequently shopped TJs we were particular fond of the deals they had on Rhone blends, including Vacqueyras and Gigondas. And they'd often score a pretty damn good Burgundy.
     
  3. Mad Dog

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    Bread and Butter 2018 is excellent 4.0 on Vivino $15 but I recently bought it at Kroger for $10.

    We also really like Pear Valley Pinot Noir but that is in the $25 range on sale.

    Both are very smooth.
     
  4. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    Found '17 A to Z at the grocery store today so will kick the tires on that.
     
  5. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    Bard ... $7.50 or not, that Ballard Lane was fine. I'd not have been pissed to have paid full freight at $15.
     
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    Awesome! Let us know what you think. I have seen the vintages up and down but they hooked me years back for a bottle now and then.
     
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    It was, well, not good. Underdeveloped fruit and bitter.
     
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    Blackbox, lol.
     
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    Glad you gave it a slog! Sorry to hear; I guess I’ll wait til next year to buy another bottle [emoji14]
     
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    I yield to the more experienced pallet. Perhaps I was drawn in by the ability of the screw top to access alcohol that much faster. Good luck on your quest and please share more results.
     
  11. ken2v

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    Screw tops are great. Hard for a bottle with a screw top to cork.
     
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    Mark West black label and Angeline Reserve are pretty good.
     
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    Not a price loss-leader but, hey, it's a Pinot. And quite stunning.

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    Serene is serene.
     
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    Boen is very good for the price!
     
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    We had a 2018 Foley Rancho Santa Rosa Pinot a few nights back. A little young for Foley but we put in a case and wanted to check it out at this time.
     
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