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French or Californian wines? Or any other ?
By: BAC64   |    April 23, 2012   |   8 Responses (0) (0)

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BAC64 commented on June 13, 2012

Rhonda! I loooove chilean wine, some of them are just astonishing, a good powerful red with an awesome red meat is just exquisite!!!Love the Rioja...have you ever tried Irouleguy from Basque Country?

vision20 commented on June 13, 2012

Both and throw in a Spanish reds from Rioja.

RichTeez commented on April 30, 2012

I agree with Rhonda. I've been into wines from South America [especiallly chile and Argentina] . I find them comparable to French reds and better than California but more affordable. Malbec is soooo delish!

Randy commented on April 29, 2012

Both have some excellent wines, but, don't forget about Oregon, Italy, South America & Australia as they also have some killer wines. My favorite, reasonably priced red blend is Jarvis Lake Williams (A Cab based blend) from California. mmmmm!

Rhonda commented on April 27, 2012

Neither! South American wines are great and are more reasonably prices than the Europeans and Californian stuff. Have you ever had Melbecs from Chile and Argentina?? mmm-mmm-good.

BAC64 commented on April 27, 2012

....ouuu waw...that hurted my French feelings. :-) I think the only problem with American wine is that they don't age well and it's too bad because that's what gives indication of a wine quality. Smell like stinky socks???are you confusing yourself with our cheeses>? A wine that smell bad, might smell like vinegar but that's it! Thanks for your answers!

M Lover commented on April 26, 2012

French wine to me is highly overrated. Most are way too light and taste like water, plus they generally smell like stinky socks!. Give me the big bold dry cabs from Napa or a smooth silky Pinot from Santa Barbara and I'm a happy camper.

Q Quyen commented on April 24, 2012

Is it just me or is French wine highly over-rated? I like my reds, especially Cabs and Zins, more jammy and fruit forward, so I find that French wines tend to be too dry and gritty. And I like Chardonnays to be buttery, which is very indicative of CA whites.

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