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Greetings!

Posted by queendom, Jan 27, 2010.

Hello fellow wine lovers! I'm new to this site, but I am thoroughly enjoying all of the information. I've learned so much from reading the posts. I look forward to your contribution to my knowledge of wines.

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Reply by dmcker, Jan 27, 2010.

Hey there, queendom, welcome to Snooth.

What kind of wines do you like? Ask just about any question here, and you're pretty sure to get loads of good advice.

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Reply by GregT, Jan 27, 2010.

"and you're pretty sure to get loads of good advice."

Or at least loads of advice.

Welcome.

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Reply by zufrieden, Jan 27, 2010.

A conspicuous stanza à l'amour as a greeting. We just might be on the road to a new post-modern school of poetry dominated by bibulous wine enthusiasts.

The wine is like love
In the glass - incense and dreams
Dancing on the tongue.


:-)

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Reply by dmcker, Jan 27, 2010.

Hey, Greg,
I did qualify a bit,
I thought...

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Reply by zufrieden, Jan 28, 2010.

I think in your case, dmcker,we can mostly agree that quantity does not trump quality. :-)

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Reply by zufrieden, Jan 28, 2010.

...in other words, you provide a good supply of both quantity and quality - so not to worry!

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Reply by queendom, Jan 28, 2010.

You guys are great. Dancing on the tongue...I like that. Wonderful analogy.

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Reply by queendom, Jan 28, 2010.

Oh yea..I enjoy a good red. I'm always open to suggestions. I like something that doesn't have such a peppery finish..unless I just feel like something heavier. I also enjoy riesling.

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Reply by napagirl68, Jan 28, 2010.

welcome! :-)

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Reply by dmcker, Jan 28, 2010.

Zufrieden, I was referring to qualifiers like "'pretty' sure". ;-)

Queendom, so do you find you like merlot more than cabernet sauvignon, or pinot noir more than syrah, or...? If you haven't already you should look for some German rieslings from the Rhein (brown bottles) or Mosel (green bottles). Kabinett class would be a good place to start.

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Reply by queendom, Jan 28, 2010.

Zufrieden, I believe I fancy merlot more than cab. I will check out Kabinett for riesling.

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Reply by zufrieden, Jan 28, 2010.

Good Reisling (Mosel or Rheinwein) is relatively cheap for the quality. For example, depending on what you want to spend (always important - pretty much for everybody - as value is a rational objective), you can begin high or low. I suggest looking at the better producers but looking at their "entry level" offereings. These are usually delicious introductions to the fabulous world of German white wine. One recent Rheinhessen by Gunderloch (a very reputable Weingute) is one such wine - Fritiz's Reisling.

Anyway, a start...

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Reply by dmcker, Jan 28, 2010.

Queendom, I guessed that about your red predilections since you said you didn't like 'pepperiness'. Often have that in syrahs, and sometimes in cabs, as well, Less in merlots and pinot noir. Personally, I love those aromas and flavors of both black and white pepper.

Find a localized region along the Mosel (or Rhein) and buy Kabinetts from more than one producer there. You'll get different levels of residual sweetness, and a different look at how winemakers take a differing approaches to similar grapes and earth. Then move on to another local area within the larger region. Besides finding wines you like and maybe don't like, you'll also gain a different perspective on rieslings from California, Washington or any other part of the New World.

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Reply by queendom, Jan 28, 2010.

Zufrieden, you are a well of information. Keep the good stuff coming : ).

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Reply by zufrieden, Jan 28, 2010.

By the way, if you like Merlot over Cab - and not a few people do - you might consider looking at some examples from Bordeaux. There are quite a few properties from Pomerol, Lalande-de-Pomerol and St-Emilion which use 100% Merlot - and enough to suit most budgets. The best buys are from 2006 and 2004. My current favorites for the dollar are La Fleur de Bouard 2006 and Chateau Grand-Corbin-Despagnes 2006. I'll leave the many wonderful Washington and California examples for others to suggest.

Cheers!

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Reply by queendom, Jan 28, 2010.

dmcker..could you suggest a good pinot noir?

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Reply by zufrieden, Jan 28, 2010.

While you are waiting for the a reply from the indomitable dmcker, why not try something by Nicolas Potel? Even his regular Bourgogne is delicious.

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Reply by queendom, Jan 29, 2010.

@ Zufrieden..I will jot that down.

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Reply by amour, Jan 29, 2010.

Endorsing for the 'millioneth' time..........(on all fours with zufrieden)

the wines of NICLAS POTEL.

REWARDING WINES...they are !!!!!

Thank you !

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Reply by dmcker, Jan 29, 2010.

Sounds a mite kinky, amour. What are you and zufrieden getting up to these days? ;-)

Queendom, there's a whole range of pinots out there. Burgundy definitely has home court advantage, but there are increasingly excellent ones from Santa Barbara, Sonoma and Oregon. Even the South Island of New Zealand, though proportionately fewer good ones down there, IMHO. The New World versions tend to be larger while the Burgundians are more refined, though this isn't a hard and fast rule. You should probably try several bottles from each region. Not sure where you're located, so before I formulate a list of good starting points, it would be useful to know that, how you buy your wines (liquor store, online, etc.), and what your budget is...

In the meantime, here're some articles/threads on the subject that GregDP has posted, including tasting notes:
--http://www.snooth.com/articles/wine...
--http://www.snooth.com/articles/wine...
--http://www.snooth.com/talk/topic/pi...
--http://www.snooth.com/talk/topic/pi...

Lots of wines to wade through in those posts, but don't be too intimidated. Just start buying a few that capture your interest from each region, and taste, taste, taste. Would be great to hear back from you how you find any of them...

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