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Snooth User: WineGeekJen

"Just for fun" Wines

Original post by WineGeekJen, Mar 10, 2010.

Everyone has a favorite "just for fun wine"--one that you drink because it just tastes good. These fun wines are great to fall back on for parties or just enjoying at the end of the day. I had a great "fun" wine this weekend from Debonne Vineyards (Madison, OH) , Razzberry Riesling. The Raspberry brought out the flavors of the Riesling nicely and it turned out to be interesting as well as just plain yummy and refreshing. What's your favorite just for fun wine?

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Reply by ckscates, May 21, 2010.

My go-to for dinner, which usually consists of some type of red meat would be Chateau Ste. Michelle from Washington State.  It's such a great value and it's good.  My favorite wine to sip, though, is either a Merlot, or Cabernet Franc from a Virginia boutique winery called Vintage Ridge.  Those with a mild cigar on a summer night at our river house is the perfect evening.

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Reply by clloder, Jun 15, 2010.

My "fun" wine is Cupcake Malbec. I love this wine for it's yummy choclate finish. It's like a desert for me.

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Reply by Richard Foxall, Aug 18, 2010.

GTSOPRANO: my friend's family owns Truro--thanks for supporting!  We had some here in California last time she visited and it was not bad. 

My fun wine has been Fess Parker's Frontier Red.  We used to enjoy Big House Red and Ca del Solo white from Bonny Doon, but they haven't been all that lately.  Naia does a grapefruity white that kind of knocked of the Ca Del Solo. 

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Reply by Richard Foxall, Aug 18, 2010.

But the most fun is buying mystery bottles--see my thread about Shiners-- where you know a lot about the AVA, the year, and have to guess who it really is.

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Reply by zufrieden, Aug 18, 2010.

Since this thread has re-awakened from the (almost) dead, let me direct you to http://www.snooth.com/talk/topic/prosecco/.

And many happy returns.

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Reply by hhotdog, Aug 22, 2010.

ok,,,one red from michael david(seven deadly zins)petite petit...fun blend petite verdot and petit sirah and even morefun label!  one summer white from potugal,  gazela vinho verde...about $5 a bottle and with those teeny tiny bubbles...fun!!

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Aug 23, 2010.

Sort of on this thread

Has anyone tried the wines below?

 

Commentary not mine, refernces to hung parliament is due to federal election where we will end up with some odd bedfellows probably forming a coalition government

 

2007 Domaine de la Tour du Bon Bandol: An absolutely 'spanky' number. This is a blend of Mourvedre (55%), Grenache (25%), Cinsault (15%) and Carignan (5%) from the south of France and has lovely warmth and generosity yet shows great poise and restraint. There are Provencal herb notes to the aroma along with blood plum and ripe berry fruits and a suggestion of graphite. In the mouth it is plush a velvety with serious underlying muscle. It drinks beautifully today but you just know its going to be sublime in 7-10 years. Great with hung game or a hung parliament.

2007 Cien Y Pico: 100 year old Ganacha Tintorera grown in Spain in La Mancha that is butch, meaty and masculine. It reeks of coal, soot, iron, blood, graphite and sump oil. There is some quite lovely dark plum fruit and dried flowers but you have to drop the wine into a decanter from a great height and swirl vigorously in a glass to unlock. This wine is as manly as Brut 33 but smells a lot better. Cries out for rib eye on the bone.

 

 

 

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Reply by dmcker, Aug 23, 2010.

Why not try them both and let us know what you think? I've had an older vintage, years ago, of the top, but not the bottom. Certainly worth a try....

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Aug 23, 2010.

I will and will let everyone know

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Reply by suzyqwms, Oct 27, 2010.

My absolute favorite wine to sip outside on my lounge chair is Ed Hardy Sangria...it is wonderful over a glass of crushed ice. It is the perfect compliment to a hot, lazy afternoon spent under the Japanese Elms. It is fruity and refreshing! Salute'

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