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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-11-07 08:09 PM
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i bought some $4.99 Riesling from Trader Joe's yesterday.
i am about to go uncork it and give it a taste. I'm not much of a wine drinker or know abouter but i do enjoy some riesling.
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WindRavenX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-11-07 08:15 PM
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1. All the wine TJs carries is decent
Even Charles Shaw, which, bless 'em, kept me going thru college for cheap :hi:
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-11-07 08:16 PM
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3. i should have bought 2 buck chuck instead of this, it's from Night Owl winery.
:toast:
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-11-07 10:56 PM
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29. The Night Owl
was not my favorite. :shrug:
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-11-07 08:15 PM
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2. well maybe i should have spent more because is the un sweetest Riesling i've ever had.
it's not terrible but it's very dry, taste more like regular white wine.
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-11-07 08:22 PM
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4. I love dry rieslings!
I actually think they showcase the grape's natural aromatics much better than the semi-drys out there (and they're usually more expensive, too).
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-11-07 08:23 PM
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5. I do too. Sweet rieslings are usually too sweet for me.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-11-07 08:24 PM
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6. well i'm teleporting this over to you then. It's not bad at all but it taste like Chardonnay?
maybe. I had some really riesling a few months ago in San Francisco and i wrote down the name of it and of course i can't find the piece of paper i wrote it on.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-12-07 02:46 PM
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34. ...
:rofl:

I need to read before I post. Maybe I should try what you bought.
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Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-11-07 10:09 PM
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7. If you get a chance...
Edited on Sat Aug-11-07 10:09 PM by adsosletter
...try the Riesling from Navarro Vineyards; not pricey, and tasty!
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-11-07 10:12 PM
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8. That's my very favorite riesling.
(and chimps should be aware that it's a dry one.) ;-)

Navarro makes such great, great wine, but because they're off the beaten wine country path, they keep their prices incredibly low. Their Edelzwicker, dry gewurtz and dry muscat are all outstanding, too. They do my very, very favorite whites.
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Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-12-07 12:51 AM
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30. They are very, very good...and they are off the beaten path...
...sort of a "go up 101 and hang a left at Cloverdale" kind of thing. They also have some excellent non-alcoholic "wines" which work really, really well as accompaniments to desserts...and their verjuis is great for cooking.

Nice to know you have been up in our neck of the woods, Shakespeare. :hi: We go by Navarro Vineyards quite often on our way to Hendy Woods, or over to Mendocino.

Next time you are in Mendocino try The Moose Cafe; great food and they serve Navarro wines. :D
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-12-07 09:39 AM
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31. I used to live in Santa Rosa
Navarro is one of my favorite wineries to visit--Handley's also quite good.
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Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-12-07 02:42 PM
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32. Well, NorCal's loss and SoCal's gain...
...are you on Navarro's mailing list? Every year they send out a price list along with a description of the year's wine, as well as the amount available.

Did you, by any chance, attend SSU?

:hi:
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-12-07 02:55 PM
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36. I'm on their mailing listl--love reading their vineyard updates!
Nope, didn't go to SSU. :hi:
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-11-07 10:18 PM
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9. is it sweet?
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-11-07 10:22 PM
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10. Nope, it's a dry one.
Edited on Sat Aug-11-07 10:23 PM by Shakespeare
Here are the tasting notes:

There is a tad of residual sugar but it's just enough to balance Riesling's naturally high acidity; the wine finishes deliciously tart and dry with no perceptible sweetness. The captivating floral bouquet has just a touch of Germanic petrol and the lush flavors hint at apple, tangerine and apricot.

http://www.navarrowine.com/shop/productdetail.php?prodi...
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-11-07 10:26 PM
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11. I don't like sweet wines like most reislings.
Edited on Sat Aug-11-07 10:27 PM by Lex

Did it really have an honest-to-god cork?

I'm drinking a great Fuiuli 2004 Pinot Grigio right now. Usually I don't drink white wine at all, but I was craving something cool and crisp this evening.

I went to this great place in Chicago Friday night. It was called: ENOlogy.
( http://www.enowinerooms.com/locations/intercontinental_... )

You could do flights of different wines, flights of cheeses, flights of chocolates. Fantastic.



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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-11-07 10:28 PM
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no it had a plug, not a real cork. I did not care for at all, i actually dumped the glass
out but i saved the rest because i'm sure my husband will drink it.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-11-07 10:38 PM
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22. Real corks
are going the way of the dinosaur.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20145338 /

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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-11-07 10:28 PM
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12. Have you ever tried their Honey Moon Voignier?
:9
had some last night. It's a white wine, really yummy.

:hi:
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-11-07 10:29 PM
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13. nope but i'm writing it down, with all these recommendations the wine dude at
bevmo is going to sen me to aa.
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-11-07 10:31 PM
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15. cool, lemme know what you think later, ok?
a gf of mine turned me onto it and i'm happy to pass the recommendation along... :hi:
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-11-07 10:33 PM
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17. will do and thanks.
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GRLMGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-11-07 10:31 PM
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14. I had some nasty Riesling
I like sweet Riesling but my cheap ass friend didn't wanna pay more than five bucks for a bottle so we ended up w/ this nasty, dry Australian Riesling. I really dislike dry wines so I really didn't like it. Granted, we drank the whole bottle, but still.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-11-07 10:32 PM
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16. i like this one here, it's sweet but not too sweet.
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GRLMGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-11-07 10:33 PM
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18. Good price
I'll check it out. Thanks for the suggestion!
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-11-07 10:36 PM
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20. good and enjoy it.
:toast:
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-11-07 10:36 PM
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19. If you like sweetish reislings, you might like
a box of Franzia Rhine. It's a box, so it has the bladder thingie that holds the wine that keeps it from oxygenating, so you can have a glass when you want. Keep in the 'fridge, get a chilled glass whenever.



:hi:

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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-11-07 10:39 PM
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23. writing that down as well and i've always to say "Mama's box of wine"
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mentalsolstice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-11-07 10:37 PM
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21. Disregard price!
I've gone through 2 semesters of wine tasting classes...and the best advice I can give you is "screw price". Enjoy the Riesling...I wish I was there to toast a glass...
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-11-07 10:42 PM
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24. would you like some german sausage with your riesling?
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-11-07 10:45 PM
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25. is that an offer?
:7
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-11-07 10:48 PM
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26. I have only one, but it is delicious!
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-11-07 10:49 PM
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27. Naughty!
i would-----> :spank: you but somehow i think thats the kind of punishment you'd enjoy.
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mentalsolstice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-11-07 10:54 PM
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28. If you want to enjoy a Riesling...
enjoy it with a medium-to-hot sausage...just my recommendation!
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-12-07 02:43 PM
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33. From Germany?
Edited on Sun Aug-12-07 02:45 PM by Kali
edit - read the thread. I don't care for US Riesling - all I have tried are too sweet.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-12-07 02:46 PM
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35. no it from California and it was not sweet at all. I'm heading out to the packy today
with my list from Du'ers on this thread to fins me some sweet Riesling.
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