Burger

(aka. Elbing, Monbaden)

How low this once mighty grape has fallen! There was a time when Burger produced more wine in California than any other single variety. In fact, Burger produced more wine in the Golden State than all other white varieties combined. However, Burger has plunged from its perch as the most planted vinifera variety in the pre-varietal revolution days. Today, it's a non-contender. Originally, Burger’s capability to produce generous yields and its tolerance for hot and dry conditions gave it a niche in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Its Central Valley plantings still play an important role in the jug wine and cooler market. Recent DNA investigations at UC Davis have revealed Burger to be the offspring of the Cognac grapes Ugni Blanc and Folle Blanc. This shouldn’t be such a shock, considering its geographic origins in the Charentes department of France.

Mrs. Burger, you were a dutiful Central Valley mom
in the 1950s. You were ever reliable, ensuring that
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  • Chateau Greysac Medoc Crub 2003

    Snoothrank:

    A great find from a great vintage. Currently enjoying it on a mellow Saturday evening. Read More

    Wine review by laurenrubin


  • My New Year's Wine Resolution is to qualify for the Wine Century Club--I am 40 or so varietals into it so the question is can I do it? Its going to be a big challenge because I've already done all of the easy ones also I have to find and average of more than one new wine a week to try. Does anyone have any suggestions for "must try" wines or any... Read More

    Forum post in the topic New Year's (Wine) Resolution


  • Berger Gruner

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    No written review

    Wine review by erahn


  • Les Bourgeois Solay NV

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    This is my family's favorite red wine. We love it and are trying to find a source here in Las Vegas, Nv. I would put it up against any contenders in the price range $10-30. I will probably resort to having it shipped to me. Read More

    Wine review by kcjuliebob


  • Château du Vampire Clautiere Vineyard 2007

    Snoothrank:

    Lots of great acid that pairs well with food. This is a burger wine folks. In the vampire tradition get a nice rare BLOODY cheesburger with this and you will not be disappointed. The cabernet franc really shines. In a blind tasting I would guess that it was a high end Long Island wine. Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2


  • Chateau Greysac Medoc Crub 2003

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    No written review

    Wine review by naitfol


  • Vina Robles Petite Sirah Jardine Vineyard 2007

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    luscious cigar box and spicy blackberry flavors. this can be put away for at ... levels. went great with a burge Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2


  • Weingut Berger Leginthov Zweigelt Classic 2005

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    Some weeks ago I tasted the Zweigelt from Weingut Berger Leginthov. I was surprised - the Zweigelt was excellent. The colour was dark red and it tasted very fruity. I believe it smelled like fresh berries. I am sure I have to buy more of this interesting wine for my family. Read More

    Wine review by AnnikaS


  • Les Bourgeois Solay NV

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    This stuff is foul. It looks pretty enough in the bottle, and that is the only place it has any business being.It tastes sort of like cranberry vitamin water or watered down nyquil, but with a spectacularly chemical sweet cut to it and a mouthfeel that's like watery syrup. The finish is my favorite part, as it reminds me what a bad idea that w... Read More

    Wine review by jrgumby


  • Chateau de Malleret Cru Bourgeois Superieur 2003

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    I wouldn't decant it. Love it after a couple of minutes swirling in the glass. We had it with lamb which was a great combination. Nice complex wine with good and elegant body Read More

    Wine review by GuidoMae


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