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.

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  • Buehler Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 2013

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    Dark fruit nosemaybe, some licorice. Surprisingly subtle on entry. I am ... ... am ... but why? More of a burger wine than an Beef Wellington wine. Just so easy to drin Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Truffles and Barolo or Barbaresco.  Might not be a better combination of ... ... better than a fast food burger and a coke.  Usually we can thank our parents for it, but someone introduces us to that kind of pleasure, and we need to thank them. Anyway, I have to write to Randy and thank him again, and make plans to join up with him when he ge... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Some wine had by Snoothers in...


  • A few of us met in San Diego last Friday for some wine and company at the always friendly, tasty, and accomodating Solare Ristorante.The People: GregT, Foxall, & meThe Wines: 2001 Brunello?, 1986 Marques de Caceras Rioja, 1961 Oddero Barolo, 1999 Kiralyudvar Tokaji, 2007 Donnhoff Kabinett Oberhauser Leistenberg (Nahe), and later a 1964 Marques d... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Some wine had by Snoothers in...


  • So, most folks know what type of blizzard hit us over the past weekend.  I ... which paired nicely with the Burger King chicken sandwiches we picked up.  J. K. Carriere is one of our wine clubs and Sandra's favorite in Oregon.  This is a very nice bottle that I'm sure most wine forum members would enjoy if they like the Chardonnay varieta Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Careful, OT--you've been Snark-free for months, but sarcasm is a gateway ... ... with a farro salad and burger.  Why ironic?  Because I was at Drake's Dealership, the new flagship restaurant of the Drake's Brewery, which makes really good beer.  So good, in fact, that DVogler enjoyed beer there when he came for the Syrah event at OT's.  Which... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Got my fall shipment from Bedrock a couple days ago.  It's been ... ... Trousseau Gris, Riesling, Burger and some unknowns. This has a fair amount of floral perfume on the nose. Plenty of dry white peach, a somewhat oily texture, a touch of white pepper, decent acidity and a fairly long finish. I really enjoyed this but the CFO said she prefer... Read More

    Forum post in the topic And now for something...


  • Bedrock Compagni Portis White Sonoma 2014

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    Very young and interesting white blend from Bedrock. This has a fair amount of floral perfume on the nose. Plenty of dry white peach, a somewhat oily texture, a touch of white pepper, decent acidity and a fairly long finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Vista Point Merlot 2007

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    $10 a bottle at Woodbridge Pub in Detroit MI. Went well wth the great mushroom ... soup and Swiss Chesse Angus burger. Not as much tannin and 'smoke' as I prefer, but what the hay . Read More

    Wine review by Hal1486


  • Greg is certainly a very knowledgeable contributor on multiple boards.  I ... traditional dining rooms, burger, hot dogs and pizza grills poolside and the almost-always-open buffet.  More often than not we prefer the specialty restaurants.While departing from San Pedro, we opened a Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay that we had brought along and enjoyed... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Yeah Greg, last year I bought a J Gott Zinfandel (actually I remember telling ... we had lunch at Gott's burger place), and it was frankly disappointing.  Seghesio is ahead by miles.Where my wife's from near Seattle the have a store called QFC, which is under the Kroger branding.  They have a great temperature controlled cellar with all kinds ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


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