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Snooth User: amour

AFFORDABLE FRENCH WINES AVAILABLE IN THE USA

Posted by amour, Mar 21, 2010.

There are several incredibly priced decent French Wines available on store shelves in the United States of America.

Would you like to share some specifics ?

A little healthy and productive argument would be fun!

Thanks in advance for your time and your sharing nature.

Enjoy !

amour.

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Reply by amour, Mar 21, 2010.

From the Rhone / France

CHANTE CIGALE-CHATEAUNEUF du PAPE 2005            $35.

Amadieu-Grand Romane Gigondas 2006                      $25.

BOIS de MENESTREL-VACQUERAYS 2005                    $16.

DOMAINE PRESIDENTE COTES du RHONE Rouge 2008      $10.

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Reply by Lucha Vino, Mar 21, 2010.

Amour,

What is your take on the Jade Mountain Provencale?

http://www.snooth.com/wine/jade-mountain-la-provencale-2007/

This is on sale at World Market this week for just under 8 dollars a bottle.  Curious as to whether you have tried this wine and what you think.

Cheers!

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Reply by amour, Mar 21, 2010.

My take !!!

I was hoping that I would not need to write that I do live for French Wine/Gastronomy......for the millioneth time!!

I have tasted Jade Mountain.....I am reminded that that wine

is inspired by the lifestyle of the South of France.

What that really means exactly...you tell me!

Jade Mountain(Central Coat/NAPA) does offer some degree of sophistication at a smiling-wallet price but I am not over-impressed.

Maybe I need to follow JADE mountain some more.........

The 2008 red La Provencal is good till 2013.

It is nothing to write home about...that is a straight answer.

If you ask me , as usual, I would not be shy to say outright, 

put a few more dollars and get something to write home about!!!

What do the more informed parties think??????

 

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Reply by cigarman168, Mar 21, 2010.

Wines from Chateauneuf-du-pape is good. Say Domain des Saumades Chateauneuf-du-pape US20. Easy and comfortable to drink with no need long time of decanting.

 The White from Cote de Nuits, Burgundy is also nice and value for money.

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Reply by amour, Mar 23, 2010.

EVERYDAY FRENCH WINES  $10.  and under......these may be available in some states of the USA 

(Snoothers, kindly  can share any info

on availability in your state)

These are really good value wines for everyone everywhere on planet earth!

PERRIN &FILS COTES du RHONE

MACON-VILLAGES

JABOULET COTES du RHONE PARALLELE "45"

GUIGAL COTES du RHONE

J.Vidal-Fleury Cotes du RHONE

La Vieille Ferme Cotes du Ventoux

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Reply by amour, Mar 23, 2010.

Here are some under $50. per bottle...some even below $40.

I have had them and would definitely suggest them as good value and lovely.

Chateau Gloria  (A favourite of mine)

Chateau Lagrezette (Cahors)

Chateau Les Ormes de Pez  (A GEM)

Domaine Leroy Bourgogne Rouge (Another favourite of mine)

Ladoucette Pouilly-Fume (on the wine-list in our private-island resort,

and I do drink it at lunch when I am there! I am looking at buying other

 similar wines as I extend the list of wines especially suggested for our

 lunch menus)

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Reply by Richard M James, Mar 24, 2010.

Hmm, Chateauneuf and Burgundy affordable? Obviously we have a different understanding of the word affordable. What about the Roussillon and Languedoc? Not the overpriced trendy estates, but many wineries have an "entry level" range, which make attractive everyday drinking. Here are a couple I've tried recently from Domaine Puig-Parahÿ (get that Catalan name) which I'm told sell for $10-$15: 2008 Sant-Lluc del Puig white and rosé and his 2005 Georges Syrah too. Imported by e.g. Village Wine, NYC, and also in Virginia, California and Colorado apparently. I don't have shares in the winery, by the way! Full tasting notes and more recommendations like this on my site.

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Reply by amour, Mar 24, 2010.

Would you call $10. - $20. reasonable?

O.K.

There we go:

Chateau Bonnet Blanc

Chateau Greysac

Chateau La Cardonne

Hugel Gentil

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Reply by duncan 906, Mar 24, 2010.

I have a feeling that you Yanks are paying too much.I think you would be interested in a look at www.booze-cruise.net. Go to the Calais page where there is a link to the website of the Auchan hypermarket which displays their current offers.The wines on the site are only a small sample of what is on sale there.The place is enormous

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Reply by amour, Mar 24, 2010.

duncan, I also live in Europe and I know what you mean!

Everyone  in Kent drives over and loads their cars with everything including Champagne!!!!

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Reply by dynowine, Mar 25, 2010.

 

From California - each is quite good in its own way  = = = = o 

 

Saint jean de barroux Cotes du Ventoux Oligocene 2005 $15 - interesting wine redolent with spices and dry smooth fruit

Michel Gassier Costieres-de-Nimes Nostre Pais 2007  $15+  - was hard to stop drinking this wine.

Domaine de Fontenille Cotes du Luberon 2007 $15 - delicious unfiltered southern French red with herbal and olive taste on dark fruits

Domaine de Baubiac Merlot 2007  $10 - Merlot that does a good job of both being a Merlot and expressing the terroir of the Languedoc

Perrin Cairanne Peyre Blanche Cotes du Rhone Villages 2007 $17+ - yum

 

 

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Reply by penguinoid, Mar 25, 2010.

I was just reading through some of the prices listed and thinking how much cheaper wine must be in the US. Then I got to the post that reminded me these French wines are cheaper again in Europe. Another reason I'm looking forward to getting back there.

Where I am right now (Australia) the Guigal Côtes du Rhône is about AU$20/US$18. It'd be nice if it was $10 or less...

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Reply by LOVESURFER, Mar 28, 2010.

I used to enJOY Sauterne, made by the Christian Brothers winery in California, in the French style of Sauterne from France.  However, the winery was sold to others and I no longer see that on the shelves in stores where Christian Brothers wine is sold where I have gone.  Is it still available?  in the US from the Christian Brothers winery?  I haven't found out how to contact the new owners yet.  Maybe someONE  knows how.  Thanks a BUNCH, of grapes from Sauterne


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