wine recomendation

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    i have grown tired of clifornia and itlaian reds....decided to try some ozzy wines

    Marquis Philips 2004 shiraz.....

    big ass fruit bomb....drinkable now....open it.....decant it (pour it into a pitcher gently) let it sit an hour....$14
     
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    I've found that the best wines available fall between $8-$20. Almost every pricey bottle I've ever purchased has been a waste.

    I would still stick with the Italians though!
     
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    For Father's Day, my SIL had a great wine, a blend of Shiraz, Merlot, and Cabernet. I wish I knew the name of it. :coffee3:

    I may have to break down and call her.
     
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    I love the wines from Oz. There are also some really nice ones coming out of New Zealand now. Went to Legal Seafood one night and I had the Monkey Bay Cardonnay. Was pretty durn terrific for an inexpensive bottle.

    It's easy to find a good bottle of wine for $200. The trick is findings the good ones on the cheap.
     
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    there is a good one of those from Oz called sally's paddock....very drinkable
     
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    You rang? :D

    Go for our wines, but check them out first - different regions have their strengths and weaknesses (I know, I know, totally obvious) but for example if it says "Coonawarra" in South Australia and it's red it might not be as good as you might think as the name of the region has been, ahem, elasticised a bit. The real Coonawarra is a strip of terra rossa soil that is similar to the premier cru districts of Bordeaux but unfortunately there has been some reputation rustling in recent years and some other areas have tried to drag over the appelation.

    Having said that - we - Australia - produce some wonderful wines and we are very proud of them and happy for everyone else to enjoy them....................just leave enough for us :teeth:
     
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    That's from the Barossa Valley in South Australia Kathianne - Henschke is a very good family winery with seriously good wine If you see anything labelled "Hill of Grace" and it's priced at less than three figures then grab it, ten years ago it was affordable here but in the last few years it's rocketed up in price.
     
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    enjoying a 1999 Carruades de Lafite.......parkers has it at an 87...very nice
     
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    My cuz Billy jean Bob makes a mean Muscidine wine.:dance: <----Not a dance it's what it does to ya.
     

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