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Posted by kclou543, Nov 1, 2010.

Hi everyone

I was hoping for some recomondations on what kind of wine to drink. I've tried many but 80% of them gets dumped down the sink. I don't like dry wine i want the furthest from dry. I don't always like the upfront heavy alcohol taste in some wines. I'm partial to red wine, i thought barefoot merlot was good. I've tried plungerhead that was ok a little strong/alchohol taste. I just want a smooth red wine that easy to take down when relaxing at night.

Thank you



Reply by RobGilmour, Nov 1, 2010.


If you move outside Reds, Reisling from the Mosel Valley, especially young vintages sound like it'd suit what you want- sweet, and low alcohol which you wouldn't notice.A really nice way to close an evening

But if its red, maybe a Valpolicella Ripasso? They have really nice taste to them, hit one recently that tasted of strawberries. Only things are they go down way to easy for their high alcohol and they are a wee bit acidic! In that sense you'll not notice the alcohol until it kindly reminds you with a tipsy feel or a lovely head in the morning.

Hope thats some help!

Reply by Kimberly H, Nov 1, 2010.

For smooth red wine you might want to try a Beaujolais -- not necessarily the Beaujolais Nouveau that will be out literally everywhere in three weeks or so on the third Thursday of November, though that would be fine if you want super light and fruity, and it DOES go down easy!

But I'm thinking of the year round kind of Beaujolais. They're usually light and straightforward, fresh and fruity, but with a little more personality and a teensy bit more heft than the Nouveau type. The year-round versions will be labeled "Beaujolais," or "Beaujolais-Villages."

Or you could get a light Pinot Noir -- the 2009 Alfredo Roca Pinot Noir from Argentina is very nice, and only about $12 retail.  One I like that can be found at most larger grocery stores is the Firesteed Pinot Noir and that's usually $12-$14 or thereabouts.

Good luck in your search!

Reply by jamessulis, Nov 1, 2010.


If you like reds, I can give you some definite beautiful red wines. None of these are heavy with alcohol taste, just grapes and deep rich flavors. Hang on here goes. 1.) Layer Cake Malbec 08 ($16.00). (2.)Beringer 08 Cabernet Sauvignon ($9.00), (3.) Penfolds Koonoga Hill Shiraz/Cabernet 07($9.00) , (4.) House Wine, a blend 07 from Walla Walla, Wa. ($10.00), (5.) Columbia Crest Horse Heaven Hills Merlot 07 ($15.00) (6.) Waterbrook Melange, Walla Walla, Wa. 08 ($16.00). Note that this is a nice inexpensive range of reds. These give you the best bang for a buck and you will enjoy any of these. So relax, pour one of the above, let the recliner go back and savor the flavor.


Lefty - The Great Pacific Northwest

Reply by VegasOenophile, Nov 2, 2010.

If it's reds without the sting, I'd direct you to Dolcetto or Beaujolais.

Reply by napagirl68, Nov 2, 2010.

How about a very smooth Mourvedre?  I particularly like Anglim out of paso robles, ca, but know it can be hard to find. 

Kent, try paso robles zins, mourvedres, syrahs etc.  While higher in alcohol %, you cannot always discern this over the "sweetness" of these otherwise "dry" reds.  It's the weather (hot), leading to very developed grapes!  You might be able to find Justin, which is distributed widely.  I think you are looking for depth and getting crappy wine.  Also, make sure you are not chilling your reds, as that makes them tart and bitey.  I am not sure where you are located.. that makes a HUGE difference on recommendations.


Reply by sjcompus, Nov 2, 2010.

Hi Kent, seems from your feedback you're looking for relatively lighter suggestion would be leaning towards say Gamay style wine, younger red. And, also try some whites, like Sauvignon Blanc.We have some excellent wines in Niagara Region, Canada.

Hope this helps Sam Jonas, 

Reply by kclou543, Nov 3, 2010.

thanks everybody...Lots of suggestions that i will take into considertation. Being located in the middle of wisconsin in small town of about 50000 its hard to find any local experts on wine. Lots of shops but no knowledge what so ever. I'm pretty much just stuck trying whatever sounds good. Ha. I would be willing to buy more expensive wine but more expensive doesnt mean it better right?

Reply by StevenBabb, Nov 3, 2010.

if i may chime in...

if you are looking for inexpensive, easy drinking, i'd try a merlot from california... pretty easy to find... bogle does a decent job...

then i would suggest a pinot noir from oregon.. namely the willamette valley... siduri makes a good one from there, but you may have a lil trouble finding it... but try anything from this region...

what are some other things that you have tried and liked/disliked? 

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