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Old 09-16-2006, 11:16 AM   #1
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I want to find a nice white wine - Sauvignon is a bit too fruity , Pinot Grigio is a bit Gluggy, Chardonney is always Gluggy - Chablis has gone gluggy - has any one any ideas
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Gluggy is aged in oak
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I want to find a nice white wine - Sauvignon is a bit too fruity , Pinot Grigio is a bit Gluggy, Chardonney is always Gluggy - Chablis has gone gluggy - has any one any ideas
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Sure. Stop buying those California chards! <g>

We have white wine almost every evening before dinner, and I too dislike oakiness and excess fruitiness. I like wine to taste like wine, not something else. Anyway, here are a few crisp whites we have found recently that we liked enough to take notes on (and go find more):

Roux Père & Fils 2005 Chardonnay–Bourgogne: A very good chard (our wine dealer thinks it is a declassified chablis), especially at the price. I thought it had a “classy taste,” whatever that might be; like good chablis, I suppose. Not oaky, nor too high in alcohol (12.5%). Cost $13 here.

Valdelainos 2005 Rueda Verdejo: Sort of hard to describe. A bit fruity and a bit spicy (for a white), but lightly so. No perceptible oak. We both found it really refreshing, perfect before dinner. Can take being very cold. 13% alcohol; $12.

Anton Bauer 2005 Gmörk Gruner Vertliner: The first time we had this, I said it was my idea of a nearly perfect white wine. Smooth, not too fruity, not too alcoholic — just lovely, lovely white wine. Now I have had it again, and I still like it (a good sign). It is not much like other Gruners I have had, by the way; you need to come to this one with an open mind. 12% alcohol; $14.

Terre di Orazio 2004 Dry Muscat Venose: Very dry (unexpectedly so; I always expect wines with “muscat” in the name to be at least very fruity, bordering on sweet), but with a definite muscat flavor, one that we both liked. No discernible oak, no weird additives. 13% alcohol; $13.

   
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I have never bought Cal Chard mmmmm - thanks for the list i will see if they are available - do u not drink any Sauvignon (Oyster bay from NZ is in Vogue here at the moment)
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I have never bought Cal Chard mmmmm - thanks for the list i will see if they are available - do u not drink any Sauvignon (Oyster bay from NZ is in Vogue here at the moment)
I went off Sauvignon Blanc a few years ago because too much of it has a sharp “catty” aroma that I really dislike.

I used to like them, though I was never a real fan. I’ve heard good things about some NZ SBs, but haven’t run across them yet.

My taste changes from time to time, so who knows that I might like tomorrow!

   
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I have just come back from the Algarve in Portugal and drank nothing but Rose -with grilled sea base and red snapper- nothing better
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Have alook at Marlbough wines from NZ they are good
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...a sharp “catty� aroma ... an. I’ve heard ...
Is this a feature of the new forum home (if you're seeing what I'm seeing) or just the effect of too much wine?

   
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I have never bought Cal Chard mmmmm - thanks for the list i will see if they are available - do u not drink any Sauvignon (Oyster bay from NZ is in Vogue here at the moment)
Oyser Bay is also popular here, and I buy a bottle each time I go to the bottle shop for wine.

But my current favourite is a light semillon sauvignon blanc blend from South Australia called 'Early Harvest'. Only 9.5% alcohol, and ungluggy. The company has a web site if you want to check it out. It's available at the syndicated bottle shops around here, so it may be available over there too.

SSBs are the most popular blends here these days.

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my favorit red is "Jester" from Mitolo McClaren Vale - its in your face Shiraz
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my favorit red is "Jester" from Mitolo McClaren Vale - its in your face Shiraz
An “in your face Shiraz” sounds like a wine Jack would like, though not me. He loves zinfandels, shiraz, shiraz blends.

I like (unfortunately) bordeaux. Or really elegant un-oaked cabernet sauvignons. Or some Spanish reds.

But somewhat inconsistently, I adore a decent amarone.

   
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I was in Bordeaux last year riends a married couple who were both 50 rented a chatauex for a week and we went to a wine lesson and had dinner in St Emillion etc - Jack should see if he can get the wine i mentioned it is really in your face Shiraz
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