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I'm fairly partial to Australian Shiraz, however my very favourite wine is from the Carmenet Winery in California called Dynamite Merlot. We can't get it here from the LCBO anymore so I have to have it imported but it's worth it!

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I'm fairly partial to Australian Shiraz, however my very favourite wine is from the Carmenet Winery in California called Dynamite Merlot.  We can't get it here from the LCBO anymore so I have to have it imported but it's worth it!

I did a vertical of the Michelton Print label from Central Victoria on Tuesday night.... all very yummy. We did 16 vintages between 1980 and 1999; the '98 and '99 look like being stunners. Other favourites were the 86, 91 and 96.

But I am in complete agreement with mickblueeyes; you can't beat a good burgundy for anything (except maybe value). I don't get too much of it though. My favourite wine I drink regularly is the Daniel Schuster Pinot Noir from NZ, although that's a bit hard to get sometimes.

'You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.'

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White wine seems to disagre with me. Oh, I can drink it, but my body somehow doesn't like it. So I usually drink red unless there are compelling reasons to do otherwise. For about five years, my daily drinking was burgundies. Recently, I have been going back to the Spanish reds I'm fond of - Abadias from Valladolid, wines from the Ribera del Duero (especially Hacienda Monasterio), good Riojas - and I've also been drinking some ordinary, everyday clarets (Greysac, Moulin du Bourg, Simard).

Wish I could figure out Italian wines.

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Wilfrid,

Have you tried Notarpanaro, from Dr. Cosimo Taurino; we're introduced to it by FG,

who mentioned in some of the wine thread, that this is his house red: excellent!

And why don't you ask David Lynch?

I just had a bottle of the Notarpanarno 95 last night. As always, it amazes me that they consistently sell seven- or eight-year-old wine for the price of a recent release ($13 in Seattle). The bottle age really shows well in this stuff--well-integrated, and even some secondary flavors/aromas at play, though they are dominated by the rich fruit, which is not faded at all after seven years. Also check out Taurino's Salice Salentino at about $8.

Steve

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