Jump to content
Redlinerobert

Wine favorites.

Recommended Posts

hard liquor is great, but as of late I've been more of a wine drinker than the hard stuff.  Lucky for me that liquor does not go bad.  I'd have a hard time drinking it all in my lifetime. 

As of late I've been more interested in Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir's.  Here's a few favorites.  For every day drinking it's hard to beat Hahn pinot.  I can buy a case for $120.  Sometimes a little less when on sale. 

Cabernet's:

Pahlmeyer

Cask 23

Patland Vineyard

ZD

 

Pinot's:

Pisoni

ZD

Hahn

Wayfarer

 

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fan of Cabs and Merlots, myself.

Brands? Can't afford expensive stuff, so stick
to favs like Rex Goliath and such. Those which
don't give me headaches! :) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, Redlinerobert said:

hard liquor is great, but as of late I've been more of a wine drinker than the hard stuff.  Lucky for me that liquor does not go bad.  I'd have a hard time drinking it all in my lifetime. 

As of late I've been more interested in Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir's.  Here's a few favorites.  For every day drinking it's hard to beat Hahn pinot.  I can buy a case for $120.  Sometimes a little less when on sale. 

Cabernet's:

Pahlmeyer

Cask 23

Patland Vineyard

ZD

 

Pinot's:

Pisoni

ZD

Hahn

Wayfarer

 

 

 

That one you sent me a few years back for the Christmas grab bag was quite good

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
37 minutes ago, slonezp said:

That one you sent me a few years back for the Christmas grab bag was quite good

When your used to manishevitz, it's not tough to move up.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not a big whine-o myself but I prefer Cabs or Pinot Noir.  If I want to go to sleep quick a couple glasses of Merlot does the trick. I had a REALLY good PN at a wedding recently and can't for the life of me remember what it was.  I'm not as in tune with wines as I am scotch/whisky so I'm here for the recommendations.  I don't drink white wines, only cook with them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not much of a white wine drinker myself, but Grgich Hills makes incredible chardonnay, as does Pahlmeyer and Jayson.  Meiomi is also a very good Pinot Noir, and not too expensive.  I'm literally surrounded by amazing vineyards north and south of me, so choices are abundant. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Those of you who like the reds should grab a bottle of Malbec or Tempranillo. There's lots of them in the under $15 range.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, deaknh03 said:

When your used to manishevitz, it's not tough to move up.

Cant go wrong with a handle of Carlo Rossi

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, slonezp said:

Cant go wrong with a handle of Carlo Rossi

A handle..your funny.. a handle of that and a lid of mexican..

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Malbec, Merlot, Syrah, and "robust" red blends suit my tastes.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Virginia has had quite the growth of wineries in the last few years and a few of them have some very nice offerings. Granted not quite the quality of  California and Washington state but very nice none the less. We are club members at one in particular that is very close and dog friendly. I believe they are the first bi-coastal winery in the US! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That means at means they can use either bathroom right.............

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, quanjig said:

Virginia has had quite the growth of wineries in the last few years and a few of them have some very nice offerings. Granted not quite the quality of  California and Washington state but very nice none the less. We are club members at one in particular that is very close and dog friendly. I believe they are the first bi-coastal winery in the US! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That means at means they can use either bathroom right.............

My wife and I did a mini self tour of 3 wineries in VA. Very nice wineries, terrific wine and great countryside. I did the same thing in upstate NY, cool places as well. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, PourMyOwn said:

Those of you who like the reds should grab a bottle of Malbec or Tempranillo. There's lots of them in the under $15 range.

Malbec is my #1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, slonezp said:

Boonesfarm

The Blue Nun

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In my young Navy days I hung out in a joint that gave you two bottles of "Grannies Grapes" if you sunk the 8 ball on the break(pool). That stuff would make you throw up in technicolor. I still don't drink much wine except an occasion red wine that I know nothing about. I have noticed that wines seem to vary a great deal in alcohol content. I was a little surprised after reading labels.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Zapple

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like a nice Shiraz. Yellow Tail or Little Penguin are decent brands.

For pinot noir or melot I like Bogle Vineyards

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i cannot drink wine nor beer without an instant migraine....  liquor, no problem.  if there's no liquor available i'll settle for a water, soda or sweet tea.  i can't even finish a 12oz beer before i have a killer migraine.

the wife is all about the wine though.  we recently went to italy and spain and since we've been back she keeps talking about how good the wine was over there!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does Zima count? it certainly isn't beer.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's nothing now.  Isn't made anymore.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
50 minutes ago, buzzed bait said:

i cannot drink wine nor beer without an instant migraine....  liquor, no problem.  if there's no liquor available i'll settle for a water, soda or sweet tea.  i can't even finish a 12oz beer before i have a killer migraine.

the wife is all about the wine though.  we recently went to italy and spain and since we've been back she keeps talking about how good the wine was over there!

Sounds like an allergic reaction to the sulfites, they do evil things to me as well (stomach not head) 

If it's sulfites that are the problem, try organic wines they contain no added sulfites.

you could also try a non-drowsy allergy pill (Claritin or Allegra) before drinking.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    bass fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing reels

    bass fish

    fishing

    fishing poles

    fishing reels
    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×